The 2012 traditional Sheep to Shawl demonstration will take place on Saturday, October 27th on the main floor of the McGough Arena. Watch as the members of the WNC Fiber Handweavers Guild will transform fleece sheared from a lovely volunteer sheep into an amazing shawl. You can watch and ask questions as the spinners card the wool, then spin the yarn. After that they’ll hand the yarn over to the weaver who will weave the yarn onto an already-warped loom.
On Sunday, a second team will demonstrate a contemporary approach. A team of spinners will spin hand-dyed roving (donated by Smoky Mountain Fibers) and then weave a shawl on a rigid heddle loom. The shawl that they create will be raffled off, with proceeds going to the Manna Food Bank.
If you are interested, please contact AnneMarie Walter at email@example.com.