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Wool making on a Sheep Farm

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.Atiamuri, New ZealandPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Angie

60 mins
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

When you arrive o on our beautiful farm and meet our friendly, naturally coloured corriedale sheep & lambs. Next is a tea or coffee & biscuits. This is followed by an explanation of how wool is shorn from the sheep, skirted, washed & dried. Next guests will select their choice of wool, alpaca, lama and possum fibres to card into large batts of fibre that are ready to process by spinning them into wool.
After a spinning demonstration, guests will be able to practise spinning the fibre into their own ball of wool to take with them. If time allows they can try knitting or weaving and have a short walk around the farm to meet the other animals. This experience is suitable for beginners with no previous experience needed. Children can attend, just advise the age of the child, as I'll organise a child friendly wool activity for them.
When you arrive o on our beautiful farm and meet our friendly, naturally coloured corriedale sheep & lambs. Next is a tea or coffee & biscuits. This is followed by an explanation of how wool is shorn from the sheep, skirted, washed & dried. Next guests will select their choice of wool, alpaca, lama and possum fibres to card into large batts of fibre that are ready to process by spinning them into wool.
After a spinning demonstration, guest…

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What's included

  • Food
    Cake or biscuits
  • Drinks
    Drinks - Tea, Coffee, juice or water.
  • Equipment
    Farm boots, spinning wheel, carding tools & carder. A variety of natural fi...
From ₹2,290
/ person
Sat, 31 Oct
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
₹2,290 per person
₹2,290 per person
Sun, 8 Nov
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
₹2,290 per person
₹2,290 per person

Meet your host, Angie

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I live on a small Corriedale sheep farmlet and process my own wool, lama, possum and alpaca fibre. I am a teacher and enjoy showing guests the basics of fibre preparation, carding, spinning and knitting or felting. I have been knitting since my grandmother taught me as a child and spinning for a few years.
I have a passion for working with natural fibres and love to pass this excitement onto others.
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Where you'll be

You will have the opportunity of coming to Rotorua Farm Stay, surrounded by rolling hills and the stunning Horohoro Bluff mountains. After a beautiful drive to the countryside you will arrive at the farm and have the opportunity to meet sheep, cows, horses, chickens, goats, & ducks. Then you will be invited into my home to enjoy an interesting wool craft experience.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Helen
February 2020
We enjoyed our time with Angie and learnt a lot about sheep farming and how wool can be used in many ways. It was a delightful visit and we left with smiles on our faces.
Denise
January 2020
Angie hat uns zuerst den ganzen Hof mit allen Tieren gezeigt und die Kinder durften beim Füttern helfen. Sie ist sehr gut auf uns und die Kinder eingegangen.
Aaron
January 2020
Such a fun experience! We had a blast seeing and learning about the farm, along with getting to learn alot about the types of wool and yarn making process.
Aaron
December 2019
Angie was so nice and accommodating to our family. She presented her farm and wool work with a teacher’s presence and really engaged our daughters. The horse ride was very fun for all. Definitely recommend this experience if you are in the area.
Angie was so nice and accommodating to our family. She presented her farm and wool work with a teacher’s presence and really engaged our daughters. The horse ride was very fun fo…
Stephanie
October 2019
We had a great time! It was nice to have a go spinning and learning about different fibres. We also toured the farm let and met some animals and it was great!
Lynne
July 2019
I enjoyed the afternoon Ange conveyed the process of taking wool from the sheep to spun yarn very well, children and adults can all enjoy the activity and experience it was fun

Choose from available dates

2 available

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

I'd like to make sure you have fun, relaxing & unique experience that you will always remember. The countryside is spectacular and we are happy to take photos of you around the farm and with the animals. Please tell us after booking if you need transport or you will drive to the farm. Thank you!

What to bring

Warm clothing in winter & socks for boots.