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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 - 2:00pm
Iza Trapani - Old King Cole (10-2 Sunday)

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Best-selling author-illustrator Iza Trapani is back with a fanciful retelling of the classic Old King Cole nursery rhyme for a new generation.  Old King Cole has been working hard planning for his Annual Cole Ball, to which all the usual suspects are invited: Little Bo Peep, Baa Baa Black Sheep, The Girl with a Curl, Humpty Dumpty, and more. But he's so tired after all that work, he falls asleep as the ball begins and nobody can wake him, no matter what they try. Will he wake up in time to enjoy his own party?

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Iza Trapani

Authors, Gabe and Goon
I was born in Poland, and spoke only Polish when I came to the United States at the age of seven. My relatives gave me a big book of Mother Goose nursery rhymes and I began to learn English as I read the poems.  | | Little did I know that someday I would be writing my own verses and making books for children.  As you can see, I still like to read.




Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475