Spinners and knitters are invited to spend a day learning about all things wool from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, May 20. In cooperation with the SouthEast New Hampshire Spinners Guild, Rollinsford’s Colonel Paul Wentworth House will host Wool Day, a free education day on spinning and knitting with raw native wool.
Throughout the day, experts will present talks and demonstrations on choosing, skirting and scouring a fleece; spinning and knitting in the grease; using hand cards and combs; and knitting a Shetland hat. Vendors will have a variety of goods for sale, including wool processing products and equipment, raw fleeces (including Blacknose Valais, Shetland, and Cheviot fleeces), and spindle spinning kits. Visitors can try their hand at spindle spinning, enjoy other wool-related activities, and take a tour of the circa 1701 Wentworth House. For more specific information about the day’s schedule, send an email to email@example.com.
Located on Water Street in Rollinsford, the circa 1701 Wentworth House is maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) as an educational and cultural center for the community. For more information about programs at the Wentworth House, consult the ARCH website at www.paulwentworthhouse.org.