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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.)
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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Sunday, October 18 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Speed Vessels: Focus on Form - Sun. AM - SOLD OUT LIMITED

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Discover how many amazing and varied vessels you can make in one day using the seamless flat resist method and New England Felting Supply’s quick-felting Short Fiber Merino Batt.  In addition to learning the basics of the flat resist method of creating 3D forms, this beginner-friendly class will focus on shaping.

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Carolann Tebbetts

Visual Art Teacher, Milford Public Schools
Felting is as essential to Carolann as air and food! A week without time in her fiber studio is a calamity. She has been felting for 8 years using a variety of techniques and is in her 6th year of teaching in various venues. Although well versed in virtually all felting techniques, Carolann focuses her teaching on the flat resist method for vessels and handbags. During the school year she teaches visual art at the high school level in central... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

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