Volunteers meet monthly from 1-4 pm, in addition to completing at-home volunteer projects between meetings. Each meeting is themed, and will focus on a particular task or step in the processing of wool from the Hog Island sheep flock at the National Colonial Farm. Hog Island sheep are a critically endangered breed of sheep with less than 200 sheep registered in the U.S. each year. Products produced by the Stitch ‘n Time club are sold to support the Foundation’s Heritage breed preservation program.
Volunteers are expected to regularly attend monthly meetings and contribute to fiber processing to the best of their abilities. For more information, contact Casey Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Meeting Dates and Themes:
- February 11: “Heart Felt”: Wet Felting
- March 11: Wool Rinsing/Washing
- April 1: Lattes with Lambs Event
- April 8: Carding/Afghan check-in
- May 13: Up-Cycled Dog Toys
- June 10: Dye Day #1
- July 8: Open Work Day
- August 12: Spinning
- September 9: Dye Day #2
- October 14: Knit/Crochet Out
- November 11: Afghan Construction
- December 2: Holiday Hoopla!
- December 9: Winter’s Eve
No previous experience is needed. We accept both experienced and novice fiber artists interested in: sewing, knitting, crochet, spinning, dyeing, weaving, and felting. The club has some equipment and notions available for check out (ex. wheels, spindles, crochet hooks, knitting needles, hand carders, wool combs, etc.), but encourages volunteers with their own to bring them along or use them at home.