Prairieland Herbs Events
We are delighted to announce our spring series of classes. We regularly have classes in fiber arts, and in making bath and body goodies. These classes are ever-popular, so if you're interested, please be sure to register in good time!
All classes held at Prairieland Herbs. Please sign up and prepay online. If you need to cancel your reservation once you sign up, please notify us immediately. In the event of a no-show, your card will be charged. Children 14 and up only, please!
Indigo is a natural dye that produces a beautiful blue color. Historically, this was highly valued, as blue dyes are rare. It is the blue associated with blue jeans.
Tuesday, July 18th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
This class is not a formal lecture, but is all about PLAYING. We will have an indigo vat ready to use. You bring items to dye - cotton or other natural fiber, t-shirts, fabric, or clothing items, yarn, fiber, buttons, basketry materials - anything you like, as much as you like. We will provide gloves, a space to get messy, and a variety of items to use if you want to scrunch, twist, tie or bind your fabric to make nifty designs. Wear clothes that can get dyed/messy.
Per person $30.00
Bitters were originally created as "medicinal tonics" of herbs and spices preserved in a spirit. Today, the strongly flavored bitters are a staple in high end cocktails.
Make Herbal Bitters
Tuesday, August 8th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Tuesday, August 22nd, 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Join Heather, bartender and co-creator of Damn Fine Bitters in a two-part class to learn about bitters history, usage, creation, AND to make your own bitters!
In the first class, you will be given the tools to create your own blend of bitter herbs and spices, and begin your bitters infusion. Heather will help you decide on a flavor profile and what to add to achieve your desired bitters. After a two-week interruption to give the ingredients time to infuse fully, we will get back together and finish the process! You will leave class two with your very own bottle of self-made bitters!
Per person $40.00
Prairieland Herbs body scrubs are a perennial favorite among our customers.
Spa Brunch -
Make and Take Sugar Scrubs
Sunday 27th August, 10:00 – 11:30 am.
Spa Brunch with Coffee, Tea, and Cake. Gather your friends for a morning of fun. You will learn to make and take home two kinds of custom made aromatherapy body scrubs. Recipes, instruction, and all materials provided. A fun and easy class for everyone.
Please note: This class will be held at Winterset Art Center.
Class fee is $25 for Art Center members and $30 for non-members.
Contact Maggie Howe at 515-490-7801 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Saturday, September 2nd, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Drying, tincturing, infusing and freezing will all be covered in this class. Bring what you've grown and show off a little! I'll demonstrate the best way to preserve and use your herbs later! Taught by Lynn Parkey, held at Prairieland Herbs.
Per person $10.00
We team up once a month with our neighbors from Picket Fence Creamery and Swede Point Creamery to bring you a wonderful afternoon of fun, samples, and family activities. Each site offers free food, beverage, or goodie samples, and often have family activities, guest vendors, or even music! Each Sample Sunday is a little different, and a lot of fun. Bring the family and come on out! Full details of each month's Sample Sunday can be found on our Facebook page.
2017 Sample Sunday Dates
|July 9||August 6|
|September 10||October 15|
|November 19||December 10|
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