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GREAT BRITAIN SHEEP-TO-SHAWL TOUR
Jun 16,2017 - Jun 27,2017 Time: 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Imagine traveling with other wool lovers exploring the countrysides of England, Wales, and Scotland to discover the rich history and modern methods of the wool industry in Great Britain! This will be a “sheep to shawl” experience beginning on the farm and experiencing British wool production all the way to finished products. Our itinerary will include the following:
- A sheep farm in Hampshire utilizing their wool in the production of beautiful hand-dyed yarns (along with homemade cakes, teas, and coffees!)
- Working textile mills with historical exhibits in England, Wales, and Scotland…each with a unique history and each producing yarns and wovens from British wool.
- Wool scouring and combing plant
- Wool dye house
- And the “big event”…Woolfest in Cockermouth, Cumbria!
Throughout our travels, we’ll also visit the sites of London, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Hidcote
Manor Gardens, the Caernarfon Castle, passage on the steam train from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog, and Edinburgh! Whew! Our trip will conclude with a traditional Scottish dinner and show before we say farewell and depart the next day bound for the United States with an abundance of good memories and new treasures!
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