Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Tare Shirt Bee

Last Updated: 05.19.12


The 22nd Annual Tare Shirt Bee
Where: Peter and Nancy Cook's Tare Shirt Farm in Berwick, Maine
When: 3rd Saturday in June (June 16th, 2012)
Co-Sponsored by: Southern Maine Guild of Spinners and Weavers

The 22nd Annual Tare Shirt Bee will be at Peter and Nancy Cook's Tare Shirt Farm in Berwick, Maine on the usual 3rd Saturday in June - this year that is the 16th. The Bee is cosponsored by the Cooks and the Southern Maine Guild of Spinners and Weavers.

Arrive at 11am w/your lunch, a chair, your wheel and a dessert to share. The 15 minute hand spindle contest for length is at high noon. The 45 minute wheel contest for length is at 1pm and you may spin fiber in the grease, or hand-prepared, or machine processed roving, but not pencil roving.

The niddynoddy contest " "How swift are you?" takes place during wheel judging.

Tour the farm and the textile equipment barn, count bluebirds, sit by the pond, admire the Lincoln Longwool Sheep, the Devon Cattle, The Dartmoor Ponies, the Crazy chickens and a bunny named Nutmeg (Nutty for short).

It is a FUN day! For directions and information write nidynody@aol.com or call 207-698-1664. Submitted by Jackie Fee

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