March is here and with it, Frontier Homestead is once again, excited to host our first event of 2019, Sheep to Shawl. This has become a very popular living history experience over the years and after a long winter, we are looking forward to connecting our visitors to the traditions, knowledge and ideas of the past.
We invite you to join us Saturday, March 16 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 10:30am and run until 1:30pm.
Demonstrations include shearing, washing, carding, spinning and dyeing wool. Knitting and weaving will be available to participate in. Come enjoy the activities and visit with our talented craftspeople. Cost is $2.00 per person or $5.00 per family. Friend’s Group members are free with membership card. For more information and to see images of past Sheep to Shawl events, click here. We hope to see you at Frontier Homestead State Park – Where history becomes YOUR story.