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Teresa PerlebergBy Teresa Perleberg
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Teresa PerlebergBy Teresa Perleberg
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$16,168
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backers
10days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, June 1 2019 1:13 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Chris Armbrust and Teresa Perleberg
Chris Armbrust and Teresa Perleberg

We are Teresa and Chris of Shepherd Industries, LLC renovating an old school building to be the home for our existing businesses as well as a place to educate those on the fiber arts.

Bear Creek Felting

Teresa is the owner of Bear Creek Felting which provides the fiber community with needle felting kits, needle felted art, supplies and the online Bear Creek Needle Felting Academy.

Needle Felted Zebra by Teresa Perleberg
Needle Felted Zebra by Teresa Perleberg

Dakota Fiber Mill

Chris is the owner of Dakota Fiber Mill, a full service processing mill that provides services such as yarn, roving and felt for customers all over the nation as well as producing her own products from her own flock and local producers.  

Yarn Processed at Dakota Fiber Mill
Yarn Processed at Dakota Fiber Mill

Shepherd Industries, LLC

 When we formed our partnership Shepherd Industries, LLC we decided we wanted to save an old historic building to house our business instead of building a brand new facility. After looking at several abandoned schools we fell in love with the Nome Schoolhouse. We love it’s majestic appeal and that history had virtually stood still here.

Entrance to the Nome Schoolhouse
Entrance to the Nome Schoolhouse

We plan to renovate it to house our current businesses,  a retail store, classrooms, fiber animals on site, B & B rooms, in house chef and Event Center. A beautiful setting for retreats, weddings, graduations, reunions and a relaxing place to get away. 

Knowing this would be more expensive than building from scratch we embraced the challenge and pushed forward. The more involved in the process we became and the more we were embraced by those in the community, we knew we had to succeed. The support and excitement from everyone in the community has been very humbling and we aim to get this done and save the Nome Schoolhouse from further deterioration.

Help us save this beautiful building, bring a growing business to Nome, ND, educate those about the fiber industry and the agricultural side of the fiber industry, offer classes and ND made items as well as offer employment to those in the area.

We would be honored if you would help us to rise above our goal to be able to start off strong as we begin this long journey restoring this beautiful school building.

Backers at all levels will receive updates on our project.


If you would like to know the story behind each of the businesses that formed Shepherd industries click to watch the videos below.

Risks and challenges

We are in the preliminary stages of construction working with the engineers, architects and construction manager to establish our plan moving forward. We are prepared to complete this project in phases if needed.

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    Join our flock and your name will be added to our felted flock that will be on display in an area yet to be determined in the school.
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    Pre-construction Coffee Table Book

    Beautiful Photos taken pre-construction of the school with quotes and memories that have been shared with us in a hardcover 8.5 X 11 coffee table book. Photography samples can be found on our Facebook page Nome Schoolhouse.
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    Engraved Brick salvaged from the school

    A brick salvaged from the school engraved with your name, or loved one, business, honoree, memorial etc. that will be displayed in the school.

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    Dusty Shoe Pre-construction Tour

    Come for a pre-construction tour complete with question and answer session with Chris and Teresa, and treats from the Nome Schoolhouse in house Pastry Chef.

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    Mid-Construction Formal Gala

    Invitation to a formal gala that will be planned mid construction in Nome. Heavy hors-d'oeuvres from our in house chef. Cash bar and construction update from Teresa and Chris.

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    One of a Kind Needle Felted Sculpture

    A needle felted sculpture of your choosing Created by Teresa Perleberg just for you.
    (I do not do custom orders, so this is a rare opportunity)
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    Come for a pre-construction tour complete with question and answer session with Chris and Teresa, and treats from the Nome Schoolhouse in house Pastry Chef.

    Invitation to a formal gala that will be planned mid construction in Nome. Heavy hors-d'oeuvres from our in house chef. Cash bar and construction update from Teresa and Chris.

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    • Donkey
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    Purchase a Window

    We will be replacing the old windows in the school with exact replicas. Help us replace one of the classroom windows and we will honor whomever you wish with their name on a window in the school. You will also receive a wooden Nome Schoolhouse Window ornament.

    If you wish you can also have the old window that is removed from the school. (pick up only)

    If you would like to purchase all of the windows in a classroom (5 windows) we will name that classroom after whomever you wish to honor.

    Come for a pre-construction tour complete with question and answer session with Chris and Teresa, and treats from the Nome Schoolhouse in house Pastry Chef.

    Invitation to a formal gala that will be planned mid construction in Nome. Heavy hors-d'oeuvres from our in house chef. Cash bar and construction update from Teresa and Chris.

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