Windrush Farm Fiber School holds classes on a working fiber farm with sheep, goats, cows, alpacas, llamas, pigs, angora rabbits, and chickens. In fact the classroom is in a part of the barn close enough to hear Rudy the Rooster talking to his hens or the happy cackling when one of them lays an egg. The 25 acre farm is in the beautiful Chileno Valley just outside Petaluma, California about 1 hour north of San Francisco and just west of Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Each class includes a break to meet the fiber animals and greet the guard llamas. Ever fed a sheep? A class on Windrush Farm is a truly unique experience to explore the world of fiber surrounded by the land, animals and the fiber they grow.

2023 Fiber Classes


Beginning Spinning Weekend:

Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15,  1-4pm each day
Join us for this weekend to get you up and spinning on a Louet wheel.  Saturday you will get to know your wheel and begin to make a continuous thread from a handful of roving.  By Sunday afternoon, you will have a skein of two ply yarn to take home with you.
Spinning wheel and material will be provided
Beginning Spinning Online Registration: $225
Mail in Registration: Please send a check made out to Windrush Farm. Include your name, email address, phone number and class you want to attend. Mail to: Windrush Farm 2263 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma, Ca 94952


Fleece to Garment Series

5 sessions

If you are a “from scratch” kind of person, this is the series for you.  Witness the Windrush Farm sheep being sheared by John Sanchez then choose your fleece from those or from any of our Shetland sheep which were sheared in December.  You will learn how to skirt a fleece and how different fleece produce different yarns.  On subsequent class days, you will learn how to scour the fleece, card the fleece and then design your wool to fit one of the 4 different patterns we recommend.  Lastly, we have a lovely gala in May welcoming family and friends to celebrate with you in your finished garment!

Dates are:  January 28, 10 to 3pm, February 11, 1 to 4pm, February 25, 1 to 4pm, March 18, 1 to 4pm, April 8, 1 to 4pm and May 6, 1 to 4pm.

Included also is an optional carding lab on March 4, 10 to 3pm

You must know how to spin a continuous thread to take this series, so if you need to learn to spin, please take the beginning spinning class on January 14 and 15 or check to see about private classes.  The use of a spinning wheel and fleece is included in the price of the series. 

fleece to garment series online registration: $550                        Mail in Registration: Please send a check made out to Windrush Farm. Include your name, email                     address, phone number and class you want to attend. Mail to: Windrush Farm 2263 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma, Ca 94952

Photos by Paige Green

Windrush Farm has a variety of spinning wheels for rental, as well as beautiful roving from the sheep on the farm for sale. Contact Mimi at


Class space will be held by a check or online registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please email or register online for classes:

Marlie: (415) 868-2459

Mimi: (707) 775-3390

Checks may be mailed to:

Windrush Farm 2263 Chileno Valley Rd., Petaluma, CA 94952.

Cancellations must be made seven days before the class. Class fees will not be returned after this time. We have set a minimum numbers of students for each class, and we reserve the right to cancel a class within 24 hours if the minimums have not been made. In this case, we will fully refund the class fee.

Windrush Farm is a working farm with many types of animals. We kindly ask that you leave your pets at home when visiting us at the farm. This is in considerations to the well being of our animals on the farm and yours. -Thank you

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