9/21/15 - NEW this year! We have a fantastic new event called "Shepherds Talk Fiber" - a scheduled list of talks about breeds focusing on their fiber. Our presenters have been asked to provide a 5 min intro of their breed, highlighting its fiber & Breed Association information. What is the breed standard for the showcased breed, color, micron, special characteristics, historical and/or current uses?
Any special care and handling of the sheep to produce great fiber (Breeding choices, nutrition, stress, coating, controlling vegetable matter, effects of lambing or age)
15 Minute Presentation or Demo
This can be spinning and talking about various ways to spin the breed for different results, OR
Recommendations on how to have it commercially prepared (what spin or ply or weight of yarn best highlight your breed’s characteristics etc.)
Talk and/or demonstrate felting, or weaving or any other ‘best use’ for the breed’s fiber and what makes it special,
You might see them could skirt a fleece, or do just about anything they want to get you excited about their breed’s fiber (why they love it?)
5 Min Question and answer.
Show up on time to learn about breeds that would work for your new flock (hint hint), or types of fiber you may never have worked with before. Enjoy! Add the talks to your Sched so you get reminders and can plan your festival experience.

Our 2015 Schedule is evolving. Please check back to see additions and create a Sched account to start your own custom festival schedule and plan your time wisely. Share events with friends and family via Facebook and Twitter to rally them to plan the day together. Accommodations around the Hudson Valley are booking up, so if you haven’t done it, get on that ASAP. This is just the schedule - see our official website www.sheepandwool.com to volunteer and see more pics.

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Made in the Moment - Sat. 9-10 am - SOLD OUT Bldg DLIMITEDLeslie Wind Basic Spindle Bldg 41LIMITEDAbby Franquemont Beginning Crochet Bldg DLIMITEDShibaguyz Beginning Wheel Spinning - Sat. AM Bldg DLIMITEDJulie Wilson Colorplay: Spinning for Color - SOLD OUT Bldg DLIMITEDJacey Boggs Faulkner Get Fleeced Bldg DLIMITEDAmy King Speed Vessels: Focus on Form - Sat. AM - SOLD OUT Bldg DLIMITEDCarolann Tebbetts The Line Up Bldg 41LIMITEDLyn Slade Fleece Sale - Wool, Alpaca, Mohair Bldg B Workshops All Day, Half Day, Walk-In Registration - See Catalog Bldg DKaren Santucci Intro to Rug Hooking - 6 hrs Saturday Bldg DLIMITEDMaureen Rugar Multi-Purpose Market Basket Bldg DLIMITEDMary Ann Williams The Almost Simple Nuno Scarf Bldg DLIMITEDRobin Blakney-Carlson Tunisian Crochet Basics Bldg 41LIMITEDSara Delaney Weaving 101- Saturday - SOLD OUT Bldg DLIMITEDLiz Gipson Wild Basketry: Coiling with Cattails, Grasses, and Leaves Bldg 41LIMITEDKatie Grove Edie Eckman - The Crochet Answer Book, 2nd Edition (9-5 Saturday) Bldg BEdie Eckman Heather Zoppetti - Unexpected Cables (9-5 Saturday) Bldg BHeather Zoppetti Irwin Richman - Heritage Gardens Heirloom Seeds: Melded Cultures with a Pennsylvania German Accent (9-5 Saturday) Bldg B Iza Trapani - Old King Cole (9-5 Saturday) Bldg BIza Trapani Kristine Vejar - Modern Natural Dyer: Comprehensive Guide (9-5 Saturday) Bldg BKristine Vejar Lisa Bogart - Knit, Purl, Pray (9-5 Saturday) Bldg BLisa Bogart Margaret Radcliffe - Essential Guide To Color Knitting Techniques (9-5 Saturday) Bldg BMargaret Radcliffe Nancy Fuller - Farmhouse Rules: Simple Seasonal Meals for the Whole Family (9-5 Saturday) Bldg B Nancy Shaw - Sheep Go To Sleep (9-5 Saturday) Bldg BNancy Shaw POM POM Quarterly (featuring special guest designers 9-5 Saturday) Bldg BPOM POM Syliva Jorrin - The Improbable Shepherd : More Stories from Sylvia's Farm (9-5 Saturday) Bldg BSylvia Jorrin Syne Mitchell - Inventive Weaving On A Little Loom (9-5 Saturday) Bldg BSyne Mitchell 2015 Festival Art Contest Show (vote 4 your favorite) $1500 first prize! Bldg E Photo Contest - Photos Displayed Bldg E View handmade fiber art competition entries on display all day Bldg E Sheep Shearing Demonstrations - 45 minutes after the hour Area 38 B NEW!! Mixed-Media Wet Felting: Vessels and Bowls Ages 7+ Bldg 41fiberflame Two by Two Petting Zoo Area 13 Upcycled Sweater Stitching: Stuffies & Pillows Ages 10+ Bldg 41fiberflame Wet Felting: Beaded Necklaces & Bracelets Ages 4+ Bldg 41fiberflame Wet Felting: Collage Cards Ages 5+ Bldg 41fiberflame Yarn “Painting” Embroidery - Ages 3+ Bldg 41 Llama & Alpaca Farm Displays Bldg 27 Sheep Breed Displays Bldg 28 Shopping! Find a Vendor Various Locations Wine Tasting, Specialty Foods Bldg E

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