Sheer skill on display at Museum

Monday, October 15, 2007

A "Sheep Shawl" program will be conducted at the Putnam County Museum, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

At 10 a.m., Dave Greenburg, winner of sheep-shearing awards in Indiana and Illinois, will talk about sheep, wool and shearing. Then he will shear a sheep for all to see.

After the sheep is sheared, until 3:45 p.m., women in the Putnam County Spinners and Weavers will demonstrate how to spin and weave naturally-dyed wool on their spinning wheels and on a loom

Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 each throughout the day.

At 3:45 p.m., a raffle ticket will be pulled and the guild's fully-woven shawl will go to the winning-ticket holder.

Half of the proceeds will benefit the museum while the other half will go to the guild. All in the community are invited to attend.

The museum is located at 1105 N. Jackson St.

For more information, call 653-8419.

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