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Sheep to Shawl Event
September 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ontario Cultural Day Event – Saturday September 25th, 2021
Learn how a sheep fleece is carded, spun, and woven into an attractive and functional garment.
On September 25th, come and visit the Burr House Spinners & Weavers Guild.
Watch Guild Members spin sheep’s wool to weave a shawl.
Early in the morning the guild spinners will begin to card the pre-washed sheep fleece to prepare it for spinning on spinning wheels.
A guild weaver will then use the finished spun and plied wool to weave a shawl. Will they finish it in one day?
And while you are here, try your hand at some hands on fibre activities such as carding and weaving. You will also see many examples of hand crafted work that represents 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.
Current Covid-19 policies and regional health guidelines will be in effect. Our demonstration and Sheep to Shawl activity will take place on the covered porch of the historic Burr House.
Please be prepared to wait in line for access to the activities and buildings should the event be well attended.