Wool Day's at Sturbridge Village
*The event has already taken place on this date: Mon, 05/27/2019
Discover how New Englanders reared sheep for their wool in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village’s annual sheep shearing festival – Wool Days – on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27. Welcome our spring lambs and see the adult sheep get their annual “haircut.” Throughout the weekend, farmers perform sheep shearing, while experts show off the sheep herding skills of border collies. Costumed historians will demonstrate the entire wool textile process, from scouring and carding the wool to spinning, and then knitting the hand-spun wool yarn. Visitors can even try their skill at hand-carding the wool.
- Learn about the natural dyes used to produce an amazing array of colors in the 19th century and about the different kinds of wool from different animals.
- See how wool is transformed into household linens and garments with demonstrations of the spinning wheel and loom.
- Meet the animals – lambs, chickens, cows, and oxen
- Watch a host of daily demonstrations, including musket firing, hearth cooking, printing, coopering, blacksmithing, shoe-making and more!
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Old Sturbridge Village
The event has already taken place on this date:
9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Included with daytime admission, a season pass, or Village membership