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Wool Days

Wool Days

Saturday, May 25, 2024 9:30 AM - Monday, May 27, 2024 5:00 PM (EDT)


Wool Days at Old Sturbridge Village
May 25 - 26 - 27, 2024

Discover how New England farmers used the wool from their sheep in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village’s annual Wool Days. Farmers will give the sheep their annual “haircut” while costumed historians demonstrate the entire wool textile process, from scouring and carding the wool to dyeing, spinning, and then knitting the dyed yarn.

Please note that some activities, such as shearing, scouring, and dyeing, are weather dependent.

Highlights Include:

Learn about the natural dyes used to produce an amazing array of colors in the 19th century
See a demonstration of spinning woolen yarn on the great wheel
Watch our farmers shear the sheep
Learn about some of the products early New Englanders made with wool
Watch a host of daily demonstrations including, hearth cooking, printing, blacksmithing, and shoe-making
Find sheep plushies, skeins of yarn, learn-to-knit kits, and more in the shops at the Village
Meet a guest llama and alpaca and learn about different types of wool


Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Saturday, May 25, 2024 9:30 AM - Monday, May 27, 2024 5:00 PM (EDT)

The Village is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

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