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10 am–5 pm Daily

Two combing paddles sit next to a small basket full of grey wool fibers that need to be prepared for spinning.

World of Wool with the Society for Creative Anachronism

Featured Programs & Event

11:00am
4:00pm
December 8, 2018

Today we celebrate one of our favorite fibers: Wool! This day long program explores the journey wool takes from a sheep's coat to our warm winter clothes. 

Join our guest artisans from the Society for Creative Anachronism's Fiber Guild to learn how wool was transformed into socks, gloves, and other garments in medieval times. In the Art Studio, you can feel a variety of wools from different animals at our touch table, learn about preparing wool fibers by combing and carding, and make a felted potholder to take home.  Then, join us in MAKESHOP to see spinning demonstrations on a 200 year old wheel! You can try your hand at finger knitting or dye a piece of wool. Then, view a display of handcrafted, Medieval fiber goods created by the members of the Society for Creative Anachronism's Fiber Guild. 

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 FiberGuild@debatablelands.org for further information.