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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.)
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Talk and/or demonstrate felting, or weaving or any other ‘best use’ for the breed’s fiber and what makes it special,
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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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Sunday, October 18
 

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Shepherds Talk Fiber: Cotswold Bldg 28Christine Crossman What is a Pygora Goat? Bldg 27, FrontCreekside Acres Fiber Farm Designer Bristol Ivy Bldg B Judith Durant - Little One Skein Wonders (10-12 Sunday) Bldg BJudith Durant Fleece to Shawl Competition - Judging Starts After 1pm Bldg ENEEDS VOLUNTEER Edie Eckman - The Crochet Answer Book, 2nd Edition (10-1:30 Sunday) Bldg BEdie Eckman Iza Trapani - Old King Cole (10-2 Sunday) Bldg BIza Trapani Nancy Shaw - Sheep Go To Sleep (10-2 Sunday) Bldg BNancy Shaw Margaret Radcliffe - Essential Guide To Color Knitting Techniques (10-3 Sunday) Bldg BMargaret Radcliffe Fleece Sale - Wool, Alpaca, Mohair Bldg B Spit-Roasting Lamb Demonstration and Sampling - Sean Lacy Area FSean Lacy On-going barn loom weaving demos - Bruce and Zelma Barrett Century MuseumBruce and Zelma Barrett Workshops - Full Day, Half Day 10am-4pm - See Catalog Bldg DKaren Santucci Cecelia Campochiaro - Sequence Knitting (10-5 Sunday) Bldg BCecelia Campochiaro Corrina Ferguson - Warm Days Cool Nights (10-5 Sunday) Bldg BCorrina Ferguson Heather Zoppetti - Unexpected Cables (9-5 Sunday) Bldg BHeather Zoppetti Janice Sonnen - Penny Rugs: Sewing Wool Applique (10-5 Sunday) Bldg BJanice Sonnen Kristine Vejar - Modern Natural Dyer: Comprehensive Guide (10-5 Sunday) Bldg BKristine Vejar Lisa Bogart - Knit, Purl, Pray (10-5 Sunday) Bldg BLisa Bogart Margaret Hubert - Customize Your Crochet Bldg BMargaret Hubert POM POM Quarterly (featuring special guest designers 9-5 Sunday) Bldg BPOM POM Syliva Jorrin - The Improbable Shepherd : More Stories from Sylvia's Farm (10-5 Sunday) Bldg BSylvia Jorrin View handmade fiber art competition entries on display all day Bldg E 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 41fiberflame Shopping! Find a Vendor Various Locations

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