A Romney sheep protests as Chilliwack farmer Martin Lubben shears off its wool at a Sheep to Shawl Competition. The annual Surrey Museum event is coming up on May 14.

A Romney sheep protests as Chilliwack farmer Martin Lubben shears off its wool at a Sheep to Shawl Competition. The annual Surrey Museum event is coming up on May 14.

Sheepish day planned at Surrey Museum

Sheep will take centre stage Saturday, May 14, at the Surrey Museum

Sheep will take centre stage Saturday, May 14, at the Surrey Museum, for the annual Sheep to Shawl Competition.

From 10:30-4 p.m., three local weaving guilds will face off to card wool, spin it into yarn and weave it into shawls, all within four hours.

Activities for visitors are to include sheep-shearing demonstrations (1-2:30 p.m.) and opportunities to try one of the museum’s spinning wheels and weave a bookmark on an inkle loom.

There will also be several  sheep on site outdoors for families to enjoy and learn about.

The winning guild will be announced at 4 p.m.

The Surrey Museum is located at 17710-56A Ave. For more information, call 604-592-6956.  www.surrey.ca/heritage