Permaculture in Action

Monday, June 12, 2017

Back to Back Wool Challenge

Post cards from the Back to Back Wool Challenge of 2017 at Tocal Homestead


The Back to Back wool Challenge has been on my to do list for years but something always comes up and I miss it. But this year I put a big red cross on the date and I finally got there. I wasn't disappointed.
Basically, for those of you don't know what the challenge is all about, a sheep is shorn, the fleece is spun and the yarn knitted into a jumper right in front of you and against the clock. This jumper that the shearer is wearing is the end product and took the ladies just a little of 6 hours to complete. The pace is frantic! As you can see, at one point, moments before the end, there is one lady still knitting while two others a sewing up.


  1. How awesome is that! Teamwork, showing what a group of determined people can do with natural resources, nature provides. :)

    1. Yes it's great isn't it Chris.It was a great day on so many levels!

  2. My goodness, what an amazing event.

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