Sheep and Shawl
Sheep will be gathered, shorn, wool fleece cleaned, scoured, graded and sorted, hand carded, hand spun, then knitted into a finished product. The public will have the chance to join in many of the steps.
A sheep to shawl demonstration presented by local artisans celebrates the prominence of wool in our history of self-sufficiency in the colonies. According to records, sheep were domesticated thousands of years ago. They were brought to the American colonies by Columbus (1492). And colonists brought with them the skills and knowledge from their homelands to continue the hand processing of wool for personal use.
The Museum is proud to present this look into the history and culture of New Hampshire farm and farm women. This Sheep to Shawl event is presented by local artisans to promote understanding and appreciation of our heritage.