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HOMESPUN
WOOL

Homespun Wool Program.

 

The Homespun Program at WindReach Farm is an inclusive experience program designed to involve individuals of all ages and abilities, including those with physical, intellectual, and/or psychological challenges, in the processing of wool and fibre. When wool is used as a therapeutic medium, it offers benefits to health and wellness, and enhances both skill development and quality of life. The program encompasses all stages of the wool processing cycle, from raw fleece, to the finished product. This renewable resource is provided by our animals at WindReach Farm. No prior experience is required. Each participant’s needs and goals will be considered on an individual basis, and adjustments made as needed.

Target outcomes

Targeted outcomes include development and improvement of fine motor skills, cognitive and learning skills, personal development, life skills, self-esteem, and confidence. In addition, participants will benefit from sensory stimulation and relaxation.

Activities

The Homespun program encompasses all stages of wool processing which include:
Shearing
Washing and Drying
Teasing
Carding
Spinning
Dyeing (Harvesting and preparation of dye plants)
Crafts (knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting, corking)

Fees

Homespun Wool Therapy is a fee-for-service program, please call for rates.

Schedule

Wednesdays
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
(except statutory holidays)
Other days by special request

Book your Session

For more information or to book your session please contact Eleanor Meredith at 905-655-5827 ext. 229 or via email at homespun@windreachfarm.org.

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“In regards to the donation of the knitted dolls, they will support the children we serve. These donations make a significant impact to our children and promote the processing and healing of the trauma they have experienced”.

- Heather, Women’s Shelter Staff

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“I just wanted to give a big thank you for organizing a session with the kids during MyndCraft Summer Camp. The kids thoroughly enjoyed all the activities.”

- Ayushi Dhingra, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Occupational Therapist, Complex Injury Rehab