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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.)
OR
Talk and/or demonstrate felting, or weaving or any other ‘best use’ for the breed’s fiber and what makes it special,
OR
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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Saturday, October 17 • 9:00am - 4:30pm
The Almost Simple Nuno Scarf LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Nuno is a contemporary feltmaking technique “invented” and named by my sister Polly Stirling, who introduced her technique to me. Some people find nuno felting a bit daunting, but once you understand the nuances involved to coax those pesky fibers to travel through the fabric and properly ruche it up, the possibilities are endless!

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Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson is a felting instructor and fiber artist at Luckystone Feltworks Studio in the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, New York. Her passion for feltmaking began innocently enough 20 years ago, at a family workshop mentored by her sister Polly Stirling- the internationally known “inventor” of nuno felt.  | | Robin continued her study with many master feltmakers. As her felting experience grew, so did her itch to... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

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