Woolly Weekend planned in Oklahoma

(Journal stock photo by Jennifer Theurer.)

Woolly Weekend is a sheep to shawl festival April 25 to 27 at Shepherd’s Cross—an authentic working sheep farm just north of Claremore, Oklahoma, on Scenic Route 66. Sheep shearing occurs throughout the day.

After the fiber is shorn from the sheep, visitors can watch the wool being processed on site. It will be combed, spun, woven, knit, crocheted and felted into finished products. During the three-day period, at least three shawls will be created entirely from the wool shorn on the first morning.

Shearing and demonstrations take place inside the Amish-built tour barn, which houses some of the animals as well as the wool processing, farm museum and the gift shop. There are short course fiber classes available. Learn drop spindling, hand carding or needle felting during the event. Tour the educational interactive farm museum and four-story observation silo, as well as the Bible garden.

Children’s activities include weaving, games, wool projects and a coloring contest. This is a free event.