See how wool is made
Historic plantation offers chance to see how wool is made on the farm
JULIETTE — Watch sheep’s wool become cloth the old fashioned way at Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site on Saturday, April 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The process begins with shearing the sheep (one will be shorn in the morning and one in the early afternoon), then carding, spinning, dyeing, and weaving the wool. Visitors may try spinning on a drop spindle, making a felt bead, throwing a shuttle on a loom, and even clipping some wool off a sheep. A picnic area is available for those who want to bring a sack lunch. The Jarrell Farm Fiber Guild sponsors the event.
For more information, call Bretta Perkins at (478) 986- 5172. Jarrell Plantation is located between Forsyth and Gray off of Georgia Highway 18, on Jarrell Plantation Road. The trip is 20 minutes from Forsyth, 30 minutes from Gray, and 20 minutes from north Macon.
From Interstate 75 take exit 171 in Macon or 185 or 186 in Forsyth.
Agritourism in action: Interpretive rangers demonstrate sheep sheering at Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site.