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Castle of Costa Mesa demonstrated felt crafts at this Sunday, March 20, 2016’s Sheep Shearing at Highland Springs Resort.

160320 Sunday Sheep Shearing Highland Springs Castle of Costa Mesa

For larger view, see link to the above flyer.

  • Sunday, March 20, 2016. Sheep Shearing at Highland Springs Resort. Castle of Costa Mesa will be present to demonstrate felt crafts. You may also purchase some of our handwork that day. Come join us!
    • See how wool is transformed into finished products
    • Feed the sheep after they get their haircut
    • 10% of any single restaurant menu item during brunch that day (with ticket)
    • live sheep shearing and skirting of fleeces
    • kids wool crafts
    • wool processing demonstrations
    • natural dyes
    • hand spinning demos and try your hand at using a drop spindle
    • educational family event
    • $12 for adults, $8 students/seniors, 5 & under free
    • Highland Springs Resort Website:
    • Follow the happenings through the seasons on Highland Springs Facebook page:

Castle of Costa Mesa had a booth displaying needle-felted Mermaid Kingdom, Fairy Tale Dolls, Wool Relief pictures and much more. See Castle of Costa Mesa Etsy shop here for some of the items.

5446 160317 First Trunk Show at Pasadena Waldorf School Castle of Costa Mesa Mermaid Kingdom

My daughter Nunu, 11 and her dear friend Anicka, 10 were busy helping me teach visitors to needle-felt. I managed to take only a few photos. Here are a pair of sisters who made their first needle-felted bunnies that day with us.

160321 needle-felting bunnies

My daughter’s students, displaying their finger puppet gnome and needle-felted bunny with carrot.

160320 Nunu's students at Sheep Shearing

Anicka, age 10, teaching a newbie how to needle-felt a finger puppet gnome girl.

160320 Castle of Costa Mesa at Sheep Shearing with Anicka

The girls appeared in the local newspaper! (you will need to click on the sheep shearing photo and scroll on to see the photos of the girls)

The children loved climbing and running around this 1,100 year old oak tree in bloom!

160321 E, V and A running under 1,100 year old oak tree

How I wished I could compost with 1,100 year old oak leaves, alas, there were no dropped oak leaves in spring.

Nunu, 11 and Anicka, 10 at Highland Springs Resort in Cherry Valley, California.

160321 Nunu and Anicka by the pond

My son Vihren in the olive grove.

160321 V in the Olive Grove

We all had a nice little vacation at Highland Springs Resort!

2016 Sheep Shearing at Highland Springs Resort

Here are photos of the event on Highland Springs Resort Facebook Page:

See more photos from this year’s Sheep Shearing event!

Posted by Highland Springs Resort on Thursday, March 24, 2016

The 1,100 oak tree was in blossom, it was powerful.


Our one-thousand-year-old oak tree has a tendency to look as though it is feeling sorry for itself. Not so today; there…

Posted by Highland Springs Resort on Thursday, March 3, 2016

View Photos from Last Year’s (2015) Sheep Shearing Event

Thank you Kristi Meyers for sharing these photos from 2015 with me.

2015 sign

2015 natural dyes

2015 dyeing yarn

2015 boy

2015 wheel

2015 yarn

2015 wet felting

2015 weaving

2015 sheep

2015 shearing

2015 drying wool

2015 fiber ranch

Check out the beautiful photos of Highland Springs Resort on Facebook.

2016 Booths

Fleece Processing

  • dipping processed yarn, washing fleece, carding, spinning, weaving, knitty knotty, drop spindle, weaving, display of dyes.

 123 Farm Shop

  • Felt packets, wool, knitted products, lavender products, olive oil, drinks, snack foods

Castle of Costa Mesa – Jzin Teng

  • Free demonstration, felting gifts and kits, fiber art, wool relief artwork, felt crafts, Fairy Tale Dolls, Playscapes, finger puppet gnomes. Castle of Costa Mesa Etsy shop.

Children’s Crafts- (next to fleece processing)

Farm Camp- Andrew & Staff

Red Barn Yarn – Catherine Petitti

Wooly Walkers – Una Walker

Griffin Dye Works – Theresa or Ursula

The Fiber Ranch – Cris Godfrey, Antelope Valley

Fine Fleeces- Mary Hurley

Enlightened Ranch Dog Training- Chris Ashton

Camlon Farm- soaps- Debra Dillon

Little Piggy Patterns- Linda Gavaldon

Castle of Costa Mesa Etsy Shop

I sell my handwork on Etsy. Everytime someone buys my handwork, I do a happy dance! – Jzin

2424 150716 Nunu Unicorn and Maiden needle-felted fairy tale fiber art fantasy picture detail cropped

Castle of Costa Mesa Etsy shop.

150513 CastleofCostaMesa Jzin Toadstool hack 1226.

CastleofCostaMesa Etsy shop

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Tuesday Morning Craft Group: Schedule and Gallery

4049 151117 Waldorf School of Orange County craft group needle-felting Christmas trees with Christine Newell photo by Jzin

Click on below picture to see FUTURE craft group schedule plus a gallery of our PAST craft group projects.

150913 Tuesday morning craft group. Waldorf School of Orange County. Show girls. CastleofCostaMesa.Com

You can “like” and follow our weekly craft group projects on facebook here.

Let’s Be the Support for Each Other

You may place a free ad on this page below. Let us be the support for one another! love, Jzin

121130 Support Our Local Waldorf Community.

Be in the know for upcoming handmade giveaways: Like CastleofCostaMesa.Com on Facebook

130914 Giveaway. Mermaid Georgina basking on rock

I give away my lovingly handmade dolls and crafts seasonally. If you “Like” my Castle of Costa Mesa Facebook page, you will be notified of upcoming giveaways. Click here to view the list of my past giveaways. Perhaps the next winner could be YOU?

Like Us on Facebook black and white. Fairy Tale Dolls, Handmade With Love. I want you to love learning mandarin chinese!CastleofCostaMesa.Com

Castle of Costa Mesa Facebook page.

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