Back to Back Demonstration
Time & Location
About The Event
The International Back to Back Wool Challenge has teams from all over the world participate - Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Shetland Isles, USA, Canada, Ireland, Wales, Japan, Czech Republic, Republic of South African & The Netherlands.
Teams consist of a blade shearer, a sheep and seven handspinners & knitters. Team nominate time keepers, assessors & coordinators monitor each team competing at their own wool related venue. All teams follow the identical Challenge rules and pattern exactly as they are written.
The event was cancelled for 2020. Sisterhood Fibres has put together a team to take on the Challenge in 2021 and this is our first practice run.
Ladies and Gentleman, I give you The Back to Back Sisterhood Team:
Blade Shearer: Peter Kozier
Time Keeper: Dawn Miller
Assessor: Art Lynds
Coordinator: Anne Houstoun
Crowd Control: Faith Drinnan
At 10am on Saturday, September 19, 2020 on Wooly Hill in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia -- Peter Kozier will begin to shear a sheep using the traditional blades.. As soon as a handful hits the floor, the rest of the Back to Back Sisterhood team will begin to spin the wool 'in the grease'. And then when enough is plyed, the knitting will begin.
Please plan to join us on Wooly Hill to experience how wool goes from 'sheep's back to spinners back' and to cheer on the team.
Weather permitting, it will be outside under a tent so social distancing can be respected. Masks are mandatory inside and encouraged outside.
Wile's Woolies will be on hand with fleeces and fibre for sale. The Sisterhood Shop will be open.