This year we celebrate All Things Woolly!
The Women's Heritage Celebration is an annual celebration of women’s work in the home and community, with activities for the entire family throughout the village grounds. In celebration of our woolly theme we will be holding 4 wool related workshops, as well, there will be hands-on opportunities and demonstrations for visitors. In addition, visit the Webber home to make pickles, knead bread, or taste fresh-made jelly. Kids will love cranking the rollers when we wash laundry.
The Old Fashioned Tea Social, and Ecumenical Church Service will both be held on Sunday July 15th.
Friday, July 13th at 7:00 PM, Clam Factory
Join artisans Jan Foley, Leslie Hauck, Gail Lambert and Lynne Pascoe for an opening of the weekend exhibit of “All Things Woolly” featuring a combination of their work and examples of the craft: felting, spinning, knitting and hooking. Refreshments will be served.
All workshops require advance registration and payment. Workshop fees include material cost and take-home finished project. Workshops are limited to six individuals per class. $25 per person.
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM Saturday Morning
Felt a Colourful Bird **SOLD OUT** with Jan Foley
Jan of Salty Hag Studios in Myers Point is the creator of whimsical felted creatures made from wool fibre in an array of colours. In this workshop you will learn to create a colourful felted three-dimensional bird. Materials and tools are included.
Spin a Ball of Wool with Leslie Hauck
Leslie of The Spinners Loft is a long-time spinner who has spun everything from milk-weed fibre to pet hair. In this workshop you will learn the properties of wool, some terminology, bits of history about spinning, how to hand card wool with carders, how to spin and ply wool on a drop spindle. Your result will be your very own skein of 2-ply woolen yarn, made by you! If there’s time, a short demonstration of spinning wool on a reproduction 1850 Welsh spinning wheel will take place.
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Saturday Afternoon
Knit a Mini Bias Scarf with Lynne Pascoe
Lynne of Sheep’s Clothing in Ship Harbour will teach you how to knit a simple scarf pattern that can be adapted to any weight and type of yarn. Knitting needles and yarn are included. The workshop will also discuss next steps and other ways to make a scarf without needing a pattern.
Hook a Mug Mat with Gail Lambert
Gail of Lake Charlotte’s “Hook Me Up” shop is an accredited rug hooking instructor. In this workshop you will create a simple mug coaster project that can be completed during the class. Materials and tools are provided. In addition you will learn about cutting woolen clothing for reuse and sorting materials by colour, texture etc.
Saturday (all day) & Sunday (to 1:00 PM) Demonstrations & Displays
Simple hands-on opportunities to try out some wonderful woolly crafts will take place in the Clam Factory throughout the day. Homestead preserving and samples on the wood stove will feature rhubarb, gooseberries and other seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Sunday Women’s Heritage Ecumenical Service & Tea
Ecumenical church service with old-time hymns on the pump organ at 1:00 PM, followed by tea at 1:30 and 2:30 PM using china teacups and serving a selection of sandwiches, squares and butter tarts. Tea tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or reserved by contacting the Heritage Village.
Please Note: Memory Lane Heritage Village has free-roaming farm animals on site and does not allow pets within the Village grounds.
Photos by Veronica Horsman
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Fee: Free admission, Donations appreciated