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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.)
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.
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Sunday, October 18 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Read Aloud Children's Story Time: Children's authors Nancy Shaw, Iza Trapani and Susanna L. Hill

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Susanna Leonard Hill

Author, Can't Sleep Without Sheep
SUSANNA LEONARD HILL grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats. | Since then Susanna has won awards in several National Writing Contests, including First Place in the 2005 SouthWest Writer's Children's Picture Book Contest  for her story Not Yet, Rose, First Place in the 2005 Seven Hills Contest for Writers (Children's Fiction) for 3 stories, First Place in the 2006 ... Read More →
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Nancy Shaw

Author, Sheep Go To Sleep
Nancy Shaw is the author of SHEEP IN A JEEP,  the new SHEEP GO TO SLEEP, and six other sheep adventures, as well as ELENA'S STORY, inspired by a visit to Guatemala. Nancy grew up as an avid reader. Playing word games on family car trips got her into the rhyming habit. She went on to study English literature at the University of Michigan and Harvard. Her books have received many honors, including Parents Magazine Best Kids Books of the... Read More →
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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 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

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