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A basket full of gray wool on the left with two wooden handled hand carders on the right.

Wool Weekend: Guest Artists from the Society for Creative Anachronism Fiber Guild

Featured Programs & Events

December 2, 2017

We're celebrating the season by recognizing our favorite fibers that keep us warm: WOOL! 

Join us in The Art Studio to see how wool is made into yarn. You can enjoy wool spinning demonstrations on a 200 year old wheel, try your hand at combing, carding, or felting, and feel a variety of wools from different animals. Then head over to MAKESHOP to see how we use fibers to make clothes and accessories that keep us warm. We'll be exploring finger knitting, weaving, and more! 

The BMDL Fiber Guild is a part of the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands, a local group of the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating skills of pre-seventeenth century Europe. The group is enthusiastic about all aspects of fiber arts in the Middle Ages, from spinning and felting to weaving and embroidery! Discover how these Artisans transform wool into fibers that make clothes and other items in the Middle Ages! Please contact us at for further information.

Audio tours available Sunday, December 3rd at:

  • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Touch tour and audio described weaving demonstration in MAKESHOP
  • 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Touch tour and audio described wool spinning demonstration in the Art Studio

Audio tours will provide ASL interpretation.