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Sheep to Shawl at Willamette Heritage Center Mission Mill in #SalemOR

Sheep to Shawl

at Willamette Heritage Center Mission Mill

Saturday, May 7, 2016   10am – 4pm

First held in 1985, our Sheep to Shawl festival is a classic family event, offering the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of wool fiber processing, from the shearing of animals—sheep, of course, but also alpacas, llamas, and the occasional rabbit—to the production of beautiful lace at the hands of expert fiber artists. Weaving, spinning, knitting, and rug-hooking are on display, as are blacksmith demonstrations in our operating forge.


NEW FOR 2016

This year’s Sheep to Shawl has several new attractions, including opportunities for kids to win prizes by completing the Lamb’s Tail Trail. At the end of the trail, children will be able to color their favorite part of the wool making process and place it on a large mural.

Another new addition is heritage animal breeds. Though their hair may not be usable for wool, their presence at the event will help children understand the difference between wool and non-wool fibers, and give everyone unique opportunities to see rare animal breeds.

You don’t want to miss the 2016 Sheep to Shawl! Bring the whole family!

Admission is free for everyone.


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