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May 14 - May 15

Crafts of the Past -- Sheep to Shawl

Saturday, May 14 – Sunday, May 15 (11:00am - 5:00pm)

Heather Kibbey and Mickey Pederson have each been spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, and tatting for more than 40 years. Guests will see them at work and have the opportunity to try their hand at using drop spindles or weaving on a loom. Both Kibbey and Pederson are regular volunteers at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum and often mentor other volunteers.

On Saturday, guests will also get to see how the whole process begins — with the shearing of sheep — thanks to visiting sheep and Elaine and Randy Thompson from Blackberry Patch Farms.

Each weekend through September a different artist will be “in-residence” at the Fort with displays and demonstrations of their work. Most will also offer visitors the opportunity to try their hand at the specific art form.

Click here for the entire summer schedule.
Crafts of the Past is sponsored by the Fort Nisqually Foundation and made possible by a grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission. It is free with paid admission.