The annual Sheep to Shawl Festival is fast approaching, and will be held at Oatland Island Wildlife Center on Saturday, March 14. Details on our Events page where we've also posted a link to a video interview with one of our favorite Oatland Island teachers, created by the Savannah Morning News.
This is a truly unique opportunity for kids of all ages, artists, fiber artists and nature lovers to witness the magic that is sheering sheep, prepping wool, spinning wool, and weaving. We owe a HUGE THANK YOU to the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs for the enormous role they play in this celelbration of a timeless tradition. As usual, the Guild will be raffling a beautiful, hand woven shawl made from some or most of the wool sheered from our beloved Oatland Island sheep (see image below).
Please put this fabulous event on your calendar and support not only Oatland Island Wildlife Center, but also the incredible work and enthusiasm of the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs who are also the artists behind the felt tree now 'growing' in the Wildlife Center's Visitor Center lobby.
Hope to see y'all there!
Patty Knight, Marketing Co-Chair