Sheep to Shawl Event, September 25, 2021

Ontario Cultural Day 2021 Event

On September 25th, 2021 the Burr House Spinners & Weavers Guild hosted a demonstration of how a sheep fleece is carded, spun, and woven into an attractive and functional shawl.

Early in the morning the guild spinners carded the pre-washed sheep fleece to prepare it for the spinners’ work on spinning wheels.

A guild weaver then used the finished spun and plied wool to weave a shawl. They finished the shawl in one day!

Photos by Shiva Moghaddasi

Participants were able to try their hand at some fibre activities such as carding and weaving. The Guild also had many examples of hand crafted work representing a range of Fibre Arts produced by our Members – woven fabric, clothing, hand spun yarn, baskets, quilts, tapestries and mixed media art works. The beauty of what we create is that items can be useful, decorative or both.

Besides spinning & weaving, our Guild Members are involved in many aspects of the Fibre Arts: fibre dyeing, knitting, basket weaving, crocheting, metal weaving, felting, quilting, sewing, rug hooking, macramé, braiding, mending, silk painting, embroidery and much more. Chat with us if you might be interested in taking classes or learning more. Our Guild is currently accepting membership applications.

Many thanks to all the Guild members who contributed to this successful Ontario Cultural Event.