PA Farm Show Sheep to Shawl 2022

Butler County Pedalers was one of 4 teams to compete in the 42nd PA Farm Show Sheep to Shawl Competition. Unfortunately, due to a series of equipment failures (a broken drive band and loom jam that cost us critical time) we were not able to make length. We were also seconds past the deadline to turn in our shawl.

We won the coveted spinner’s award and received much positive feedback from the judges and the media.

Thank you to all of my teammates, to everyone in the guild who helped us get here, and to the farm show staff for all the help and support they offered during the competition.

First place- Friends Thru Fiber (not eligible for auction)
Second place – Twisted Sisters and a Dude ($1500 auction price)
Fidget Spinners – did not finish
Butler County Pedalers – did not finish

Butler Farm Show Demonstration 2021

This year at the farm show members of the guild demonstrated the fleece to scarf process.

Melissa, Jen, and Sue worked on spinning and plying a grey Lincoln/corriedale fleece; and Linda made singles from a Texel fleece. Karen wove the two into an overshot pattern. Melissa’s husband oversaw the demo loom and gave many spectators an opportunity to try their hand at weaving!