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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 - 5:00pm
POM POM Quarterly (featuring special guest designers 9-5 Saturday)

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Pom Pom Quarterly


Designers Saturday : Kiyomi Burgin (9:30-10:30); Joji Locatelli (11-12); Olga Buraya-Kefelian (12:30-2:30);        & Allison Jane (3-5)


Designers Sunday : Bristol Ivy (10-12);  Caarin Fleischmann (12:30-2:30); & Rachel Coopey (3-5)


Pom Pom is proud to be the first magazine to exhibit with Merritt Bookstore at the NY Sheep & Wool Festival, 2015! Founded in 2012, Pom Pom is a quarterly that presents knitting, crochet, and craft in the modern, beautiful, and meaningful way we recognize it deserves to be presented.

At Rhinebeck, we will present our latest issues, and attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to meet with some of our most well-loved designers, Olga Buraya-Kefelian,
Kiyomi Burgin, Joji Locatelli, Bristol Ivy, Rachel Coopey and others, who will be offering signings throughout the weekend.  We will also provide a trunk show of our Autumn and Winter 2015 patterns.  We will have exciting surprises just for attendees who come by the Pom Pom tables at Rhinebeck, so keep an ear out for more info as we draw near the festival weekend, October 17th and 18th! 

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Pom Pom Quarterly
Designers confirmed to attend during this year's Festival: Kiyomi Burgin; Sachiko Burgin; Julia Farwell-Clay;  Paula Pereira;  Linda Dubec; Clare Lakewood; Bristol Ivy; Sara Delaney; Lynn Brennan; Thea Colman; Courtney Cedarholm; Tatyana Scotce; Olga Buraya-Kefelian and Sara Brunenburg. Check designer schedule learn on which day and at what time each designer will be appearing.  | Founded in 2012 as a... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

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