Sheep to Shawl, a popular family festival that explores how our ancestors made their clothing from wool, will be hosted by the Kirkman House Museum on Saturday, October 6 from 10 am to 3 pm. Visitors will enjoy demonstrations of lace making, wool carding, dyeing, spinning and weaving of shorn wool. Knitting on a vintage sock machine will also be demonstrated. Children will be delighted with the sheep, and sheep dog at the festival. They will also enjoy making a free colorful T-Shirt during the Accidental Color program from 10am -1:30pm.

Local and regional vendors will offer handmade items and textiles for sale including raw and ready to spin fiber, hand-spun and hand-dyed yarns. A highlight of the festival is a drawing for a hand-woven felyed shawl produced by Lori White. Funds generated from the drawing help support the museum’s programs. This is a free family event and the museum will be open for tours, also free, throughout the day.

When You Visit

The museum is currently on Winter Hours. It is only open Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm and open by appointment.

Admission is $7 per person or $25 for a household. Admission is free to all NARM and ROAM members. Kirkman House is also a Blue Star Museum that welcomes current servicemen, armed forces veterans and their families.