2013 Esther’s Place Events
Come to our Esther’s Place Guild!
The 3rd Tuesday night of the month, from 6-9 pm. Bring a potluck dish to pass, a project and good conversation! It’s always an inspiring time!
See us at Greenfest!
Sat. May 18th 10-6 and Sunday May 19th 9-5 in the Family Farmed Pavilion
Town and Country Library
Monday May 20th 6:30-8:30 pm
Adult Felting Class
Windy City Knitter’s Guild Presentation
Tues. May 21st 6:30 pm
Past Presence, Inspiring Creativity
Natasha Lehrer, of Esther’s Place in Big Rock, IL will be taking the audience along a creative journey through the everyday extraordinary! In 2011, her piece, Past Presence was a part of Verona Tessile, an international fiber arts exhibit in Verona, Italy. The story of how she explored the country, people, culture, food and art, and the impact it made on her artistic outlook will be told. It was through this opportunity she absorbed a great deal of inspiration on how to look into our surroundings with a discerning eye. Learn how to see deeper into the layers that exist around us, how to let everyday wonders amaze you, and ways it can influence and effect your fiber art. You will enjoy the burst of colorful creativity this can bring into your work as she shares about Italy, sheep, art, food and philosophy!
Esther’s Place Farm Days
June 1 and 2nd 2013
Farm Days Open House
Farm Tours at 11, 12:30, 1:30 and 3 pm
Flock to Esther’s Place for a weekend of family fun and fiber! Sit down to make a felted pin, enjoy refreshments, tour the shop, visit our farm, purchase heirloom seedlings and garden products, shop at our new artisan marketplace featuring regional artists’ work, a willow furniture workshop opportunity, and a chance to get out into the country for a day of relaxing in the beauty and serenity it offers. This annual event highlights the flock at our farm, with opportunity for you to come see the lambs and take pictures. All tours will start at Esther’s Place, so plan to come, shop, linger, and be inspired, and invite your friends, family and neighbors!
Learn more about the willow workshop!(PDF)
Follow the event and updates on Facebook!
Want to exhibit?(PDF)
Illinois Christian Homeschooler’s Annual Conference
Chicago Botanic Gardens
Tues. June 11th
Adult Felting Classes
10 am and 12:30 pm
Needle Felted Flowers and Sushi Roll bracelets
Midwest Fiber and Folk Festival
Lake Co. Fair Grounds, Grayslake, IL
Teaching Needle Felted Fairies and Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards
We’ll be vending as well!
“Spotlight on the Art” Spring Receptions
Sat. June 22nd 1-4 pm and Sat. August 10th 1-4 pm
The Spring receptions were enjoyed by all so we are back with two new artists this summer! Meet one of our artists here at the shop, enjoying a gallery of their work and refreshments. Check out the website for details about the artists and their biographies.
Introducing UFO Fridays!
10-6 pm Each and every Friday...
Bring your Unfinished Fiber Object (UFO) and work on it! Sit with us, have a cup of tea, and check off a few things from your list. Plus, if you have questions, or need help, we'll be here to do just that! No need to call, pre-register, or anything like that. Just come!