Meet our merinos and watch them get their annual haircuts. Sheep shearing is sure to delight the entire family. Throughout the weekend, follow the wool from sheep to cloak with demos of sheep-shearing (with champion shearer Fred DePaul), spinning, dyeing, and weaving. See rarely-displayed Shaker-made woolen items, including the famous Shaker cloak. Meet regional fiber artisans. Get involved in hands-on activities, try your hand and spinning and weaving, and learn how fleece on sheep becomes a sweater. Make a woolly sheep in the Discovery Barn. On Saturday, bring needles, yarn, and join a Sit ‘N Knit. of, course make visit the baby animals, too!
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