Event Details

Wool Days at OSV

Time: May 23, 2015 at 9:30am to May 25, 2015 at 5pm
Location: Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
City/Town: Sturbridge
Website or Map: http://www.osv.org
Phone: 800-SEE-1830
Event Type: wool, osv, spring, sheep
Organized By: Old Sturbridge Village
Latest Activity: May 13, 2015

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Event Description

The sheep get their yearly "haircuts" this weekend. Farmers shear the sheep, and costumed historians 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.

See sheep herding demonstrations. David Kennard of Wellscroft Farm in New Hampshire will be demonstrating how his border collies can herd. 

Join us in knitting (or crocheting) scarves for deployed soldiers. Help to add a few rows to scarves already in progress.

Learn about the natural dyes used to produce an amazing array of colors in the 19th century. Use modern dyeing techniques to dye your own skein of OSV yarn or make felted jewelry at the Craft Center (fee applies).

Different Wools - Meet alpacas and llamas  to learn about wool from different animals.

See how wool is transformed into household linens and garments with demontrations of the spinning wheel and loom.

Meet the animals - lambs, chickens, cows and oxen, and watch a host of daily demonstrations, including musket firing, hearth cooking, printing, coopering, blacksmithing, shoe-making and launching toy hot air balloons.

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