Join us Saturday, March 17 for a trip back in time as we explore wool, from Sheep to Shawl. Frontier Homestead State park in partnership with the Sagebrush Fiber Artisans will allow participants to journey through the step-by-step process of taking wool from the sheep’s back to yours. Join us from 10:00-2:00 to have fun with the whole family. Sheep will be attending as well to give visitors the opportunity to touch and feel before and after their annual haircut. Shearing demonstrations will be given hourly starting and 10:30 am and run until 1:30 pm.
After the wool is off the sheep, see what it takes to make it into something useful. Turn the handle on the carder to brush the wool. Watch the spinners create yarn from wool and other fibers on their spinning wheels, then try your hand at knitting, crocheting and weaving with some help from the Sagebrush Fiber Artisans.
Sheep to Shawl also marks the opening of the Homestead hands-on activities. If you have been waiting all winter to wash laundry with a washboard now is your chance.
Cost is $2.00 per person or $5.00 per family. Friend’s Group members are free with membership card.
You won't want to miss this spring tradition, and you may even pick up a new hobby.