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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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Friday, October 16 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Beginning Wheel Spinning - Fri. PM - SOLD OUT LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the basics of a spinning wheel, (Double Treadle Lendrum Spinning Wheels will be provided for your use in class),  Learn how to draft the fibers and allow the twisted fibers to slide through your fingers onto the spool. Learn how to change spools, spin more fiber onto a second spool, and then ply the two singles together.   You will make yarn right before your eyes.  You will learn how to measure your finished yarn on a Niddy Noddy.  Take home your first homespun skein of yarn and enjoy.

Instructors
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Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (like us on Facebook) has grown to Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora goats, Angora Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle.  | | Julie has been spinning since 1990, and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education.  She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

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