‘Wonders of Wool’ on show tomorrow

WOOL will be the star of the show tomorrow when the National Museum of Rural Life kicks off its “woolly weekend” in East Kilbride.

The weekend’s wool-theme events include sheep life-drawing classes and the chance to see sheep being sheared.

Traditional skills such as spinning will also be on show during a series of demonstrations.

Visitors can get up close to alpacas, zwartble sheep, and Dutch spotted sheep in the museum’s courtyard.

Shirley Maciver, general manager at the National Museum of Rural Life, said: “Our ‘Woolly Weekend’ will allow visitors to see where this precious raw material comes from and will introduce them to some of the skills that have been used for centuries – and which are still used today – to produce amazing woolly creations.

“We’re extremely grateful to players of People’s Postcode Lottery for helping us to showcase this important element of Scottish rural life.”

Laura Chow, head of charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, added: “This ‘Woolly Weekend’ is a brilliant way for museum visitors to learn about Scotland’s wool-producing heritage and the life-cycle of wool.

“We’re delighted that players can support this programme of fun and engaging wool-themed family activities.”

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