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Spinning sheep’s wool into yarn

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About the event

Each week in August ‘Made in Sligo’ will host a demonstration by one of their makers.

Mary will be demonstrating the age old craft of spinning sheep’s wool into yarn suitable for knitting, crochet or weaving, using Irish wool purchased directly from local farmers on a spinning wheel. Explaining the processing of the “raw” wool and preparing it for spinning. Mary will have drop spindles available for people to have a go themselves.


Where is it taking place?

Made in Sligo craft collective
Wine street

Who is it suitable for?

All ages


Wheel chair access

When is it taking place?

Demo – Wednesday August 16th, 1pm to 3pm.
Made in Sligo is open Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm.

Price & do you need to book?

Free. Booking not required

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Additional information 

Made in Sligo is a network of 10 gifted and quality assessed craft workers, who have come together to promote the very best quality of Sligo design and craft.

This event is part-funded by Design & Crafts Council Ireland for August Craft Month 2023.

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All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Mary Cooper and Made in Sligo

Starts: Wed 16 Aug at 1:00 pm

Ends: Wed 16 Aug at 3:00 pm

Craft Type: Spinning and Weaving

Event Location: Sligo

Event Type: Meet the Maker, Demonstration, Family Friendly

Price: Free