Convergence Sheep to Shawl

by | Mar 27, 2018


Sheep to Shawl Competition
sponsored by Clemes and Clemes, Inc.
Is it possible to take fleece straight from a sheep, card it, spin it and weave it into a lovely shawl in four hours? Find out at the Sheep to Shawl Competition presented at Convergence® in partnership with Conference of Northern California Handweavers (CNCH) and sponsored by Clemes and Clemes, Inc. A new addition to Convergence®, this age-old craft will come to life as Spinners and Weavers compete for top honors. Teams will compete to make a shawl step-by-step starting with washed fleece. Competitors will be spinning and weaving at a furious pace. At the conclusion, all shawls will be removed from the looms and judged.
HGA invites you to attend as a spectator or a participant. Each team will have 8 members: 1 weaver and 7 others that will perform spinning, carding, plying, and educating the spectators. Following specific guidelines, the teams will produce a shawl that is approximately 20″ wide x 72″ long. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the complete fiber process all in one place and in one afternoon.
When: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM  *awards will be given during Twilight Madness (7-9 PM)
$25 per Team to participate
Free to watch with a CVP or $10 Day Pass
For more information and competition rules please visit our website or call HGA at (678) 730-0010.