Sports + Recreation

Shear FUN!

When: April 25-26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2015

Come discover the art and science of fibers. Meet our four-legged fiber friends as you get up close to llamas, watch sheep being sheared and see sheep dogs in action. Find out why wool is different than silk or rayon as you experiment to find out their physical properties. Learn the art of felting, carding, weaving and spinning wool and flax into usable and attractive fabrics and garments. Try the ancient art of spinning yarn with a drop spindle and then make your own ($5) to take home. Visit the “Loom Zone” for some hands-on weaving and meet Conner Prairie’s youth spinners as they spin, weave and make crafts. Find out how 3-D printing, engineering and fashion design are turning technology into clothes.

Price: Included with park admission

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