Sheep to Shawl

Sheep to Shawl, a popular family festival that explores how our ancestors made their clothing from wool, will be hosted by the Kirkman House Museum on Saturday, October 6 from 10 am to 3 pm. Visitors will enjoy demonstrations of lace making, wool carding, dyeing, spinning and weaving of shorn wool. Knitting on a vintage sock machine will also be demonstrated. Children will be delighted with the sheep, and sheep dog at the festival. They will also enjoy making a free colorful T-Shirt during the Accidental Color program from 10:00 am -1:30 pm.

Local and regional vendors will offer handmade items and textiles for sale including raw and ready to spin fiber, hand-spun and hand-dyed yarns. A highlight of the festival is a drawing for a hand-woven felyed shawl produced by Lori White. Funds generated from the drawing help support the museum’s programs. This is a free family event and the museum will be open for tours, also free, throughout the day.