Jacob's Ladder Farm

Sheep to Shawl: How Cloth Was Made
  (From Ancient to Colonial Times)
Best for ages 5 & up

Play Shepherd & Shearer to learn how to calm a sheep, then shear off a bit of wool from a live sheep without hurting it. Next, learn how to wash the wool. Comb out the tangles with hand carders curved to sit comfortably in your lap, then discover how strong fluffy wool becomes when twisted--and why. Next, twirl a drop spindle to spin roving into yarn. 

Program favorite: watch us gently pull molting wool from an Angora rabbit on our lap and direct it into a spinning wheel. Dye  wool; learn to warp and weave cloth on a mini-loom you can keep and reuse, then learn how to load a boat shuttle and coordinate the heddles while weaving on a 10-treadle floor loom.

Length: 1-2 hours for a group of 20 people or fewer. 

Cost:  $11/person; one teacher/group free; adults who have done this program before are free; $350 minimum (you may be able to be piggy-backed before or after another group for a smaller minimum).  $1/mile travelling fee. 
Pay for any two programs listed under ANIMALS and/or CRAFTS and get $2/person off the second program (you do not have to do both programs the same day.)

Prices may change without notice. All fees listed here are samples only. Your exact pricing will be worked out in your personalized contract.
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