Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild at Maryland
The Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild (Ohio) were well represented at the Maryland Sheep to Shawl contest this May. Of the eight teams competing, three were comprised of their members: Wool Fools (placing seventh), Butler Peddlers (placing fifth), and Three Wheels Shy of a Loom (placing second). Teams had sample shawls with them, and the auction of those created that day netted $750. The winnings were used to fund the group’s expenses of participating in the event—the cost of shearing, purchase of fleece, entry fees, transportation, and team accommodations.