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.
Saturday, October 17 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Tips and Tricks for Being a Better Spinner - Sat. PM - SOLD OUT LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

In this class we’ll fill in as many gaps in your spinning knowledge as we can. We’ll make singles that don’t bias, we’ll figure out if you should be spinning S or Z, we’ll guard against cord-y plied yarns and keep them soft and usable, we’ll learn several joins, what to do if your yarn breaks while spinning/plying, how to measure your yarns, which end to spin from, and lots more!

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Jacey Boggs Faulkner

Director, EiC, PLY Magazine
Jacey Boggs Faulkner loves spinning, writing about spinning, and teaching spinning.  She’s been doing all three for over a decade and it’s those three loves that led her to start up PLY Magazine in 2013.  With PLY’s popularity, her job as editor-in-chief has made her teaching... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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