IN LEVERETT, MASSACHUSETTS
INVITES YOU TO A
SHEARING & FELTING & FIBER DAY
Saturday 8 November 2008
9 am - 4 pm
Most of our sheep are shorn in March, but we have some unusual wethers who need to be shorn twice a year. So we’ll be shearing them and several of the lambs with exceptional fleeces. So it’s a great time of year to demonstrate some of the wonderful things that can be made from wool.
The day’s schedule:
9:30 Making flat (wet) felt -- & try it yourself!
10:00 Spinning sheep wool & spinning angora (rabbit) -- spindles & wheel
10:30 Needle felting
11:00 Shearing the sheep (Andy Rice, our shearer is pretty fast- this will take maybe an hour!)
12:00 Border collies herding ducks
12:30 Skirting shorn fleece
2:00 Making felt balls
2:30 Spinning again
3:00 Needle felting again
3:30 Weaving again
Demonstrations will run for about 15 minutes.
Lots of fiber will be displayed and available for sale- raw, washed, gorgeously dyed, dyed and carded ... even some spun accent skeins of crazy yarn. Felting kits, fiber batches large enough for a project or small enough for a child’s play. And farm animals (sheep, goats, angora rabbits, pigs, ducks, geese, guineas, turkeys & chickens) can be greeted all day. No admission charge!
So come to 21 Teawaddle Hill Road in Leverett and join in the fun!
(For directions, go to our website www.winterberryfarm.org )
Winterberry Farm is a small family teaching farm. We offer farm and fiber programs for families, for kids and for adults; we provide a place where people of different faiths -- and people seeking faith -- can reflect upon and share their call to care for the earth.