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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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Sunday, October 18 • 10:00am - 5:00pm
NEW!! Mixed-Media Wet Felting: Vessels and Bowls Ages 7+

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Project available all day Saturday, $12

Did you know tennis balls make amazing fiber arts tools? This project invites participants to experience wet felting over a form, in this case tennis balls, to create hollow vessels and bowls from wool fiber! The wet felt can be cut away from the tennis ball form, then stretched and sculpted to create a variety of shapes and sizes, and embellished with stitching, beads, and felt patchwork. Make a sweet fiber bowl and fill it with treasures!

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


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Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

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