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Back to Back Demonstration

What better way to celebrate Worldwide Spin in Public Day? Come and see how wool goes from 'sheep's back to spinners back'.

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Back to Back Demonstration
Back to Back Demonstration

Time & Location

Sep 19, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sisterhood Fibres, 567 Sand Point Rd, Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0, Canada

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:

Spinners/ Knitters 

Clarissa DeYoung

Laurinda Matheson

Su Lynds

Josee Dessouroux

Heather Morrissey

Silvana Valiani

Kimberly Charron

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.

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