Sheep to Shawl Workshop with the TarHeel Civilians

Event Description

North Carolina has been known for textiles, from its cotton, Alamance plaids, and modern synthetic (Dupont). In the past ladies would gather to quilt, knitting or spin, these gatherings were known as bees. Present day fiber festivals across the world, do a similar activity in holding sheep to shawl contest. Today we will be demonstrating a sheep to shawl, with the finished product to be raffled to help with a textile development at the Governor Richard Caswell Historical Site. Demonstration will be carding the wool, spinning the yarn and weaving a shawl on the loom. The loom will be warped with linen. Shawl will be a traditional fabric known as lineny woolsey.

Regular museum admission applies. No cost for the program. Sponsored by the Tarheel Civilians.