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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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Friday, October 16 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Design It! Custom Designed Garment from Start to Finish LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Bottom line: You will leave this class with a pattern template you can use to make a custom fit crochet or knit garments for yourself… or anyone else for that matter! WOOHOO!!  

If you've ever wanted to start from scratch to complete a pattern for yourself (or anyone else for that matter!) this is the class for you!  

Cardi, pullover, tank or tee, we will start at the very beginning of the design process to create a pattern template by selecting the best shapes that fit different body types and sizes.  

Next, we will add style elements like sleeve length, shaping, neckline, and trim treatments.  

Once we have the shapes we want, we will move on to plugging in the numbers from your body measurements into your template for a custom fit.  

As we work, you will learn elements of designing a pattern such as:

  • how to take correct body measurements  

  • how to determine the best shapes and fit for different body types

  • how to create fabrics that function properly for the design you are creating

  • the basic math needed to calculate stitches and rows per inch and how to make those numbers fit your template

  • basic math for sizing your pattern based on sts and rows per inch and your chosen stitch pattern

  • turn those numbers into a pattern you can work from! 

When we are finished, you will have a working template that you can use to create garments using any pattern stitch you choose.

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CANCELLED IN 2016 | Shannon and Jason are the DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz behind the design studio of Shibaguyz Designz and Shibaguyz Photography.  Shannon's award winning crochet & knit designs have been featured in and on the covers of both US and international publications and he currently has over 300 published patterns credited to his name since his first design was featured on the... Read More →

Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

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