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 • 10:00am - 2:00pm
Nancy Shaw - Sheep Go To Sleep (10-2 Sunday)

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Author Nancy Shaw has come back with her marvelous flock of  stories about our favorite sheep.  This year Sheep Go To Sleep, will be available in the board book and hardcover.  The tale begins with the walk home. It's time for bed but the sheep just aren't ready to settle down. But no fear.  A caring and trust worthy sheepdog is there to help. What will these restless sheep need before they are ready to go to sleep?  A hug?  A blanket?  A drink of water?  Will this loving and dedicated collie ever get these bleating sheep to sleep?  We simply love this story and know you will too.  It's already a beloved classic, as is Sheep in a Jeep which is also making it's debut as a board book.  Visit Nancy at  nancyshawbooks.com or nancyshawbooks.blogspot.com.

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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... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
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