Sheep to blanket in just one day!

Two sheep, 9 spinners and 6 hours to make a blanket!

Listen to Jonathan Edwards speaking about the ‘Sheep to Blanket’ event in 1988.  Jonathan was manager at Hackney City Farm from 1984–1998.

Jonathan sheered two of the Farm’s sheep, a black and a white one, and worked with spinners from Vauxhall City Farm spinning group to create a blanket in just one day. By 4.10pm the 5-foot square blanket was raffled for £45.

We would love to track down what happened to that blanket – can you remember? Do you know what’s happened to the blanket?

Sheep to Blanket event. Spinners came from Vauxhall City Farm to help create a blanket in just one day.

Spinners came from Vauxhall City Farm to help create a blanket in just one day.

Crocheting the blanket