Sheep-to-Shawl Festival

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Sunday, April 17, 2016
381 N. Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

 

Celebrate spring! From fiber to fashion, this classic spring festival celebrates all things wooly sheep! Visitors are invited to explore each step in the process of turning wool into cloth using 18th-century techniques.

Hands-on activities include dyeing wool and weaving. Outside on the grounds, Scottish border collies display their skills at sheep- and duck-herding. Kids can try on reproduction 18th-century clothing for a great photo op and visitors are invited to enjoy a fashion show complete with critiques from Historic Hudson Valley’s own expert costume designer. Master storytellers Jonathan Kruk (Saturday, April 16) and April Armstrong (Sunday, April 17) entertain with some lively tales.

In the Manor House, discover the exhibit Wearable Wealth: The Value of Cloth and Clothing in the 18th Century. Historic Hudson Valley experts will present textile-focused talks and workshops.

For visitors who work up an appetite, Geordane's serves some fresh options. For those who prefer sweet treats, The Blue Pig of Croton dishes up locally sourced homemade ice cream.

Time

10am to 5pm

Online Tickets 

$16; $12 for seniors; $8 for children 3-17.
Free for members and children under 3

Onsite Tickets

$18; $14 for seniors; $10 for children 3-17.
Free for members and children under 3

Schedule of Activities

Farm, Barn, Activity Center, Slaves’ Garden, Flax Processing, Wool Spinning on a Hand Spindle: Open throughout the day

Wearable Wealth Interactive Exhibit: 10-11:45am, 12:30-2:30pm, 3:15-4:45pm

Mill Tours: 10am-12:30pm, 1-3:15pm, 3:45-4:45pm

Dressing the Part: Children’s Period Photo Op: 10am-12:30pm, 1-2:30pm, 3:30-4:45pm

10:30am - Sheep Shearing with Margaret Quinn

10:30 - Dressing for the Day – What Women Wore in 1750

11:00 - Sheep Herding with Gene Sheninger

11:30 - Flax Spinning

11:30 - Workshop: Needlework - Embroidery Chain Stitchs

11:30 - Storytelling*

12:00pm - Sheep Shearing with Margaret Quinn

12:30 - Duck Herding with Gene Sheninger

1:00 - Storytelling*

1:00 - Flax Spinning

1:30 - Workshop: Needlework - Quilting

2:00 - Sheep Herding with Gene Sheninger

2:00 - Dressing for the Day – What Women Wore in 1750

2:30 - Storytelling*

2:30 - Flax Spinning

3:00 - Sheep Shearing with Margaret Quinn

3:00 - Dressing for the Day – What Women Wore in 1750

3:30 - Duck Herding with Gene Sheninger

4:00 - Storytelling*

* Storytelling by Jonathan Kruk on Saturday; April Armstrong on Sunday