Shearing Day at Stratford

two adults and two small children, stand at the left, watching a silver haired woman spin on a spinning wheel, center. To the right, a brown haired woman spins wool on a drop spindle.
Members Julie (at the wheel) and Sue (with the drop spindle) talk about spinning to interested adults and children.

The Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware recently held their spring shearing day and invited us to demonstrate different aspects of processing that fiber into cloth.

The Stratford Ecological Center is a non-profit educational organic farm and nature preserve on 236 acres in Delaware County, Ohio. Visitors are welcome to explore the land, hike the 4 miles of nature trails, visit the livestock, tour the gardens and greenhouses or explore the creek, pond, prairie, swamps or State Nature Preserve. Farm products are available for sale seasonally, based on availability.
Stratford offers workshops and classes for children and adults, annual festivals, farm tours, school tours, farm camp and family programs.

Our members enjoyed a day demonstrating spinning wool into yarn, while visitors could observe spinning, as well as DIY stations where they could try processing wool. The barn and farm were open for walkthroughs as well!
Stratford was a wonderful host and we are excited to return for future demonstrations with their farm in the future!

4 guild members demonstrate spinning on various spinning wheels and spindles, as onlookers sit on the floor to get a better view.