Although my loom room still needs some unpacking and final adjustments, I have official started weaving again for the first time in a year! An entire year! It seems insane that I could go that long without weaving. I’m making up for lost time with not one, but two looms. This small Dorset loom is on loan from my first weaving teacher, Terry Henley. Dorset looms are no longer in production so it’s quite fun to have one to play with. (The Schacht Wolf Pup was based on this design but the Dorset is the original.)
Sheep Shearing Festival is Saturday, May 3, 2014,
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Please join us for a special Sheep Shearing Festival as we celebrate the arrival of spring, the growth of tender new grass, the animals that thrive on our pastures—and Stone Barns Center’s 10th anniversary!
This year, enjoy more family-friendly activities, crafts, live music, and seasonal fare at our market than ever before. Here are just some of the highlights:
- Watch the farmers shear our flock of Finn-Dorset sheep
- Learn about wool and sheep at our education booths
- Observe professional weavers and spinners
- Try your hand at carding, combing and felting wool
- Join our farmers and educators for farm demonstrations and tours
- When the shearing is done, help us herd our sheep from the barnyard to the pasture
I am very pleased to be a part of the Festival! The Dorset and I will be making an appearance for a family friendly weaving demonstration. I’ll be there with samples of my work, including some new items that use the wool from the Stone Barns fleece. It’s been really fun to play with thicker yarn and is a nice break from the finer yarns I usually work with. It weaves up much faster and lends itself to other items I don’t usually offer in my shop.
Tickets for the Festival are available now and will sell out! Youth (2-14): $15 Adult (15 +): $25 Please purchase your tickets here.