Pittsfield: Sheep shearing weekend at Hancock Shaker Village


Hancock Shaker Village's Baby Animals Fest continues with Sheep Shearing Weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28.

Throughout the weekend, follow the wool from sheep to cloak with demos of sheep-shearing led by champion shearer Fred DePaul, spinning, dying, and weaving.

Visitors will see rarely-displayed Shaker-made woolen items, meet regional fiber artisans, and get involved in hands-on activities, including making a wooly sheep in the Discovery Barn and learning how to spin and weave.

On Saturday, bring needles and yarn and join a Sit 'n' Knit. All activities are included with admission.



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