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Fleece to Shawl Event with the Elmendorph Handspinners


Ulster County Historical Society/Bevier House Museum
2682 Route 209
Kingston, NY 12401

41.890264 -74.102585

County: Ulster
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 18, 2021, 10:00AM
  • September 19, 2021, 10:00AM


Event Type Spinning/Weaving Demonstration Description Join us in welcoming the Elmendorph Handspinners Guild of Red Hook New York. Over the two days the guild will hold a quasi “Fleece to Shawl” competition. On Saturday begins the competition between 5 individuals (a weaver, a plyer, and 3 spinners). The wool used for the weaving will be in lock form requiring carding, spinning and plying. The yarn produced will then be woven into a shawl which will measure at least 18 inches by 72 inches. In a full-fledged competition this would be accomplished in 3-4 hours and be judged for the evenness of the spinning, the complexity of the pattern wove, the use of color, and the evenness the weaving. On Sunday there will be a demonstration in the art of spinning with a wheel and with a drop spindle. A drop spindle has been used almost since the beginning of time. It is still in use today in many countries throughout the world. Its advantages include low cost to begin this type of spinning as well as it’s portability. Sponsoring Organization Ulster County Historical Society

Contact Information
845 377-1040

Additional Information

Activities: The Museum will be open to the public with their special exhibit, "Spinning & Stiching: the Evolution of Textiles in Ulster County."

Event Duration (hours): 6

Family Friendly
Wheelchair Accessible
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? Yes
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