After deep reflection, we have decided to cancel all 2020 gatherings at La Basse Cour, including events, workshops, farm tours and bed&breakfast stays. We are sad for the plans not coming to fruition as we had intended, but believe that our best response to these uncertain pandemic times is to observe a "Quiet Year" at the farm.

We will be none the less busy, working toward our food and fiber production goals while tending the land and animals entrusted to our care. Our eggs will be for sale as always in our milk house, and our vegetables in season on our farm stand. Please practice social distancing and wear your mask if you come to the farm.

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You are all in our thoughts daily and we look forward to sharing many joyful events at La Basse Cour, at Kortright Handworks @ La Basse Cour, and in The Carriage House @ La Basse Cour.

Knitting Fundamentals Workshop

Knitting Fundamentals Workshop led by Julie Rockefeller.
Learn the ABC’s of hand knitting and begin working a simple scarf. Stay afterwards for a farm tour led by Diane Frances if you like. 
What will be taught:

  • Casting On (2 methods)
  • Knit Stitch
  • Purl Stitch 
  • Basic Knitting Abbreviations
  • A Few Tips and Tricks of the Trade 
  • Binding Off & Finishing 

Pattern and instruction provided. Bring your own needles and yarn to continue working at home. This workshop is suitable for beginners with no experience whatsoever, as well as those who would like a refresher course. Questions? Contact Julie at 845-282-6397 or