SOURCE: Colorado Tourism Office

Colorado Tourism Office

May 28, 2015 09:00 ET

Colorado's Art of a Craft

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - May 28, 2015) - Inspire creativity, feed your crafty soul, and savor hands-on experiences in Colorado. Whether strumming a mandolin or pressing goat milk cheese, savoring homemade sausage or spinning hand crafted yarn, learn a skill and create a craft in mind-expanding workshops. Discover the "art of a craft" and gain appreciation for a handiwork and take home your personalized souvenir. Enter to win a Colorado vacation!

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Crafty Curds
Rest at the Mountain Goat Lodge and learn goat husbandry and cheese making. Try cheese making at The Goat Cheese Lady or at the Art of Cheese from Briar Gate Farms.

Be the Butcher
At Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site join "Everything But the Oink" for a demonstration of hog processing, sausage and soap making. De-bone and roast the perfect chicken at Lyons Farmette. Sausage 101 with Western Daughters is a unique farm-to-table culinary experience.

At Hungry Chicken Homestead create yogurt, preserves and pickled vegetables. Learn canning and bee keeping with Pumpkin Hollow Farms. At Lyons Farmette dabble in bee keeping, take fermentation 101 or enjoy pie and photography at "Bake and Take."

Participate in the art of bottling at San Luis Brewery. Take home Mead after workshops at Three Leaf Farms. Take a cider-making at YaYa Farm and Orchard.

Heritage Crafts
Take a rural approach to leather crafting during your stay at Smith Fork Ranch. Try your hand at blacksmithing at The Fort. At Sylvan Dale Ranch immerse yourself in Native American history and learn tomahawk throwing and arrow making.

Prepare raw llama fiber using hand spindles during a spinning class at Mountain Flower Goat Dairy. Find relaxation and inspiration in classes at De Goats and Sheep Ranch. Take home samples after a natural dye class at Table Rock Llamas.

Tackle a Tune
Craft your own guitar or mandolin at the Rocky Grass Academy and learn to strum the strings at FolkWest. Enter to win tickets to the Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival!

About Colorado
Colorado is a four-season destination offering unparalleled adventure and recreation.

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