Sheila is a perfect fit for the Jackson's Arm Heritage Society. She grew up spending a lot of personal time in the woods, learning to dye and spin wool, and has been knitting since she was very young. Mitts and socks are her specialty, and she keeps the Ford Property craft shop well stocked with her woven wares.
Sheila came to work with us through the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW) program through the government of Newfoundland and Labrador, intended to provide employment support for the hiring of unemployed older workers.
Trina has been sewing since she was 7 years old. Quilts, purses, clothes... anything that she can get her hands on.
This is Trina's first year with us, but having hailed from nearby Sop's Arm she has always been a part of our community!
Florence has been dyeing, spinning, and knitting with the Jackson's Arm Heritage Society for since 2012.
Through working at the Stanley Ford Property, Florence most enjoys meeting people from all over the world, from all across Canada, the US, and even as far away as Australia.
Florence started with us as part of the TIOW program as well. She has worked at the Stanley Ford Property for the past four summers.
2016 marks Jenna's fourth summer working with the Stanley Ford Property and Outbuildings. Jenna is a student in Grenfell Campus, MUN, and when she's not learning she's teaching all about our history as she conducts guided tours of the property.
Jenna enjoys meeting new visitors to the area, many of which are Newfoundlanders who have moved away or family of locals here for a vacation.