Sheep to Shawl aka Roving to Scarf – This page is under construction!

This year we are taking a different approach to the traditional Sheep to Shawl.  Over the last decade of so, we have done a true Sheep to Shawl competition, a Sheep to Shawl demonstration, then a contemporary Sheep to Shawl demonstration, with spinners using hand-dyed roving to spin the yarn and the shawl woven on a rigid heddle loom.  This year, we go a step or two forward.

The 2014 Roving to Scarf Competition will take place on Sunday, October 26th, with the exact time and location determined based on the number of competing teams.

The real rules are forthcoming, but here are the highlights…

  • Teams of 3 – one weaver and 2 spinners  – will create a 8″ by 68″ scarf, spinning all the yarn for the weft and weaving it on a pre-warped rigid heddle loom in just 3 hours.
  • Finished scarves will be judged on the quality of spinning, weaving and overall aesthetics.
  • Cash prizes for the winners!

Start talking to your fiber friends so you can form your team!

 

Rules and sponsorships are being finalized and more information will be posted as it becomes available.

 

 

 

The beautiful shawl that was created during the 2013 Sheep-to-Shawl will be sold via silent auction, with proceeds going to the Manna Food Bank!

If you are interested, please contact AnneMarie Walter at demonstrations@saffsite.org.