Weaving Workshops on a Bucolic Lyme Farm


You’ve probably seen Stephanie Morton’s stunning hand-woven rugs and indigo-dyed goods at local farmers’ markets. Me, I’m almost a regular….I snap up her well-priced silk scarves for gifts and I just bought a gorgeous bedside rug crafted entirely out of local wools. I’m a BIG fan, so I was happy to hear that she’s set up shop right here in Lyme. Now, you can sign up for her weaving or Shibori Indigo dye workshops at the bucolic and alpaca populated Flat Rock Farm. I popped over the other day to see for myself and this collaboration is brilliant. Stephanie has installed her looms (including two 18th century antiques) in the barn at the Farm, an Air BNB owned by Carin Erickson. The team offers workshop weekends: learn to weave or perfect your craft AND relax in the beautiful B&B, while enjoying Carin’s astonishing cooking. It’s a perfect girls’ getaway or, for that matter, anyone. The B&B is available on its own, too, with or without Carin’s chef services (wait till you see the kitchen!). But yes, you’ll want her to cook for you.


A few upcoming classes:

2-day workshops:
Alpaca Rug: $520 includes workshop fee, lodging and meals.  May 30 to June 1; June 23 to 25

Market Baskets with Sosse Baker!  $490 includes workshop fee, lodging and meals.  Materials fee is $50.

Indigo Shibori: $200. + materials  May 18 & 19, June 6 & 7, July 7 & 8  (at Old Lyme studio and no lodging unless requested)

3 – 5-day workshops:
Rag Rug: 3-days $755;  4-days $990  May 23 to 26;  June 27 to 30  (they choose how many days in those workshop dates): (rag coverlets of Quebec) 5-days $500.  (in Old Lyme studio with no meals or lodging)

Click here for a list of more upcoming classes and workshops in alpaca, wool, or rag rug and blanket weaving, Shibori indigo dying, and more. (Available with or without room and board).

Find out more about Stephanie and see her work here: stephaniemortonhandweaver.com

Find out more about the B&B here:  www.flatrockfarmct.com

The Studio

My new rug!

Shibori silk scarves

Shibori shawl

Living Room of the B&B

Gourmet kitchen with full Batterie de Cuisine at the B&B