An Interactive Celebration and Demonstration of All Things Fiber!
While our sheep are being shorn, Hill-Stead Museum will welcome fiber artists and vendors demonstrating skirting, carding, spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, felting; storytelling; and more. There will be free hayrides to and from the barns, food vendors, and craft activities.
Learn what it takes to create something “from sheep to shawl.” It’s a celebration—Join us!
$20 per carload
$5 Children 12 & Under
10 am to 4 pm Exhibitors, Demonstrations, Hay Rides to and from the Barn, Yarn Craft Activities
11 am Tale-Spinning and Storytelling with Liz Gruber
11:30 am Parading of the Fleece—Join us in walking the fleece from the barn to the house!
12 pm A Bee in her Bonnet—A tale of how the spinning wheel became a symbol of patriotic fervor in Colonial America, presented by historian Linda Pagliuco
1 pm Tale-Spinning and Storytelling with Liz Gruber
1:30 pm Parading of the Fleece—Join us in walking the fleece from the barn to the house!
2 pm A Bee in her Bonnet—A tale of how the spinning wheel became a symbol of patriotic fervor in Colonial America, presented by historian Linda Pagliuco
3 pm Tale-Spinning and Storytelling with Liz Gruber
- Clatter Ridge Farm
- A Hundred Ravens
- Cosmic Kitten Crochet
- Englishman Bay Handmade
- Fido’s Fiber
- Hartford Artisans Weaving Center
- Jeanne Freeman, Irish Fiddler
- JMR Studio
- Lavender Creek Farm LLC
- Liz Gruber, Storyteller
- Linda Pagliuco, historian
- New England Lace Group
- Northeast Woodworkz
- Nutmeg Spinners Guild
- Owl Ridge Fibers
- Sassy Black Yarns
- Sewing Circle Project of the Connecticut Historical Society
- Six Paca Farm
- Under Mountain Weavers
- Yankee Clippers Shearing, Colin Siegmund and Siri Swanson