Things are looking great for our Opening Day of Make It With Wool Week. The two lambs will be here by 10 am. I'm told they are very friendly and will be happy to have the kids' attention. After you visit the sheep come in and learn something new.
Members of the Weaver's Guild and the Rug Hooking Guild will be on hand to demonstrate their arts. We will also have "Make-n-Take" stations for kids and adults to try out Wet Felting, Needle Felting, and Weaving.
If you come before noon you can watch "Extreme Knitting". What can I say? You take wool selvage, two 2x4s, round them into #200 (or something) needles and knit yourself up a huge project. Not for the timid - this is manly, extreme knitting! Come watch and catch the creative spirit.
Also on the schedule are hourly Sewing With Wool clinics lead by Cynthia Scott. Topics such as these will be covered:
How to press wool
How to machine felt wool fabrics
Designing with Pendleton fabrics
How to finish seams
Felt binding techniques
Also on hand will be Joanne Surerus from our Education and Testing Department to help answer your questions.