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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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Thursday, October 15
 

8:00am

Vendor Set-up, Workshop parking in Oval from Mulberry St
Vendor setup

Thursday October 15, 2015 8:00am - 4:00pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

9:00am

Beginning Wheel Spinning - Thurs. AM
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the basics of a spinning wheel, (Double Treadle Lendrum Spinning Wheels will be provided for your use in class),  Learn how to draft the fibers and allow the twisted fibers to slide through your fingers onto the spool. Learn how to change spools, spin more fiber onto a second spool, and then ply the two singles together.   You will make yarn right before your eyes.  You will learn how to measure your finished yarn on a Niddy Noddy.  Take home your first homespun skein of yarn and enjoy.

Instructors
JW

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (like us on Facebook) has grown to Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora goats, Angora Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle.  | | Julie has been spinning since 1990, and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education.  She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Button, Button, Who's Made the Button? Thurs. AM
Limited Capacity seats available

This class is geared for people who would just like to make some quick, interesting buttons for a sweater, a not too basic button for a cowl or a bold unique button for a felted purse and not have to invest in lots of tools and supplies. Using bronze and copper in wire and sheet form plus a few simple hand tools you can produce buttons that are simple, textural or dimensional. For variety other materials will be available. The beginning of the class will focus on proper tool use with attention to safety and ergonomics. There will be examples of a variety of button directions though students are welcome to experiment.

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Felting Farm Animals- Thursday
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will practice needle felting techniques for sculpting a rabbit using natural color wool to achieve a realistic look.

Instructors
avatar for Cottage on the Hudson - Arturo

Cottage on the Hudson - Arturo

Self raised, Natural colors and Hand Painted Rovings, Hand Spun Yarns, custom dyes, Hand Knitted gloves, scarves, and hats, Knitting Patterns and kits, Spindle kits, Fiberarts supplies for kids, Felting supplies, Needle felted animals, Angora rabbits an



Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Will that Be One Hump or Two?
Limited Capacity seats available

This class is a combined Mongolian travelogue, lecture about camel husbandry, camel fiber, camel racing, and how camel saddles are woven.  Following the 45 minute lecture we will design and spin yarn made from pure and blended baby camel fiber.  Baby camel down is nearly of the same micron count as cashmere.  You will come away from this class feeling like you have been to the Gobi, and with your own baby camel fiber to spin.

Instructors
avatar for Front Porch Textiles - Mary Underwood

Front Porch Textiles - Mary Underwood

Owner, Front Porch Textiles & Fuzzworks
At Front Porch we're all about handwoven textiles for home and body. We use finest quality natural fiber yarns: handspun wools sourced locally; yak, baby camel and cashmere directly from Mongolia; alpaca/silk; Swedish cottons/linens, fine silks, vintage yarns, and US mill spun. Scarves, towels, table linens. Handspun yarns and custom spinning offered. This year we introduce handwoven, traditionally waulked tweed yardage. Yup. We sang in... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Batts Batts Batts
Limited Capacity seats available

So what are batts exactly? How are they made, and how do you spin them? We'll work with smooth batts and textural ones, and cover at least three ways to spin each kind of batt. Wheel or spindle, your choice – bring your own and I'll supply the batts,  ready to spin. Not a drum carding class, but a class on how to spin all those batts you see out there!

Instructors
avatar for Abby Franquemont

Abby Franquemont

Abby Franquemont, author of Respect The Spindle, is steeped in the fiber arts since birth. The daughter of field anthropologists studying textile production, she was raised largely in the rural Andes of Peru, where she learned to spin, weave and more starting at the age of five. In 2006, she left a successful career in information technology in order to write and teach full-time about the fiber arts, particularly spinning. Why spinning... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Carry-All with Leather Handles - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will lay up a “filled” base and then work “start and stop” weaving rows working on weaving straight sides. Rim fitting, adding handles, scarfing and double lashing will be taught.

Instructors
avatar for Wendy Jensen

Wendy Jensen

Wendy Jensen has been an award winning professional basketmaker living in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts for 25 years.  She exhibits her work at juried craft shows and galleries nationally. She also teaches basketmaking at many craft schools, museums, and private facilities, as well as her home studio.  Her work has most recently been published in Lark Books “500 Baskets”.  She has also been chosen for... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Drafting: All the Ways! - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you are a new spinner, a worsted spinner, a woolen spinner, or a not-sure-what-I-do spinner, this class is for you.  A pain-free journey from the tidy and controlled worsted draft to the fuzzy, light woolen draft, you’ll be comfortable with both (and all the semi-worsteds and semi-woolens in between) by the time this class is through.

Instructors
avatar for Jacey Boggs Faulkner

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 gigs fewer and further between so don’t miss out!  She’ll teach you tons, make you smile, and maybe Levi (her... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Fashion, Fit, Form and Function
Limited Capacity seats available

There are a million patterns in the naked city… yeah… a million… and wouldn’t it be nice if just ONE of them fit?!?  Well, my friend, the search is OVER!  We will teach you the basics of fashion, fit, form and function that we use daily as fashion designers so you can see a pattern and make sure it fits YOUR body before you ever pick up your hooks, needles, and yarn.  We're going to go deep into the minds of a designer and show you just what all this fit, ease, and drape talk is all about and what that means to YOU and YOUR body type and shape.  

We'll start with making sure you can look at a pattern and KNOW if it's going to work for your body based on how the finished garment will sit on your body and how your body moves around inside the finished garment.  

You will learn how to make basic alterations to a pattern that you will be able to use for every garment you ever want to make… EVER… did we mention the ever part?   

We will start with measurements and form – what measurements do I take from where and how do I apply them to my pattern?

Then we’ll talk about fit – how do I make a garment that fits a certain style or body type?

Then we’ll move to function – whom am I making this for and where will they wear it?

Finally… fabrics – how to take your swatch and convert that into a pattern   For this class, we are going to be using a pattern template for a FAB drape front cardi that you will be able to alter and customize to your heart's content.

Goals:   


  • Be able to take proper measurements and be able to make adjustments to those measurements according to body type   

  • Understand proper fit as it applies to different body types and styles of garments   

  • Understand the basics of hand knit/crochet fabrics and where/when/how to use them  

  • Understand basic math behind going from swatch to pattern  

  • Know know just how much yarn you're going to need for that pattern!

  • Leave with a template and measurement guide so you can create a garment that fits and flatters your form!


Instructors
avatar for Shibaguyz

Shibaguyz

CANCELLED IN 2016 | Shannon and Jason are the DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz behind the design studio of Shibaguyz Designz and Shibaguyz Photography.  Shannon's award winning crochet & knit designs have been featured in and on the covers of both US and international publications and he currently has over 300 published patterns credited to his name since his first design was featured on the... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Merino Wool and Silk ‘Collage’ Scarf - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Make this beautiful scarf while learning felting from an experienced designer.  Students will select strips of silk print chiffon fabric and create a surface design  with the silk and merino top fiber, on a Merino pre-felt and then will wet-felt to create a one-of-a-kind scarf.

Instructors
avatar for Althea Bilodeau

Althea Bilodeau

Merino Felt Silk Garments Wearable Art



Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Moody Blues: Dyeing with Indigo - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

One day intensive dye workshop using natural dye extracts.

For this class we will be using a wide variety of dyestuffs along with indigo to produce a palette of complex blues, greens, purples and turquoise/teals. Indigo is the primary basis for this class that will use a natural vat to dye and overdye wool/mohair yarn samples. Our color range, while limited to one particular section of the color wheel, will explore both bright and intense as well as subtle and muted hues. We will layer 2 and 3 colors to build a formula base and develop skill working with indigo to produce approximately 50 color samples
Please note, these extracts have been developed for the commercial dye market and while relatively non-toxic are very colorfast. Each student will receive a comprehensive dye notebook with workshop instructions as well as notes for working on your own to dye yarns. Included in the notebook will be a set of dye samples produced in class.

Instructors
avatar for Jane Woodhouse

Jane Woodhouse

Jane has spent the last 36 years working as a production weaver. In 1991 she earned an MFA from San Francisco State University with a concentration in textiles. | | She currently lives in Peacham, Vermont on Brigid's Farm which is home to a small flock of Border Leicester X sheep, natural colored angora goats and dairy goats. Her mail order business and on-farm studio specialize in natural dyes. She teaches regularly in her studio but... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Textures for Traditionals
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you consider yourself a traditional spinner? You really aren't excited by the art yarns on the market these days? Did you know that by learning how the art yarns are made and some of the art yarn techniques, you can make your own “traditional” yarn better? That's right. I said it, I mean it. Even if you never make a textured or art style yarn again in your life, I'm going to teach you techniques that will make your every day yarn BETTER.

Instructors
avatar for Amy King

Amy King

I am a shop owner but also an avid spinner and teacher. In 2009 my book Spin Control hit the shelves. It's a book with a lot of knowledgeon a wide range of yarns. That same year I also taught at SOAR and have done other teaching engagements around the country.  I've taught feathered yarns on Knitting Daily. I write articles here and there for spinning publications as time allows. | | Over time I've graduated from buying prepped wools... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Weaving 101- Thursday - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to get those yarns on your loom (called “warping”), weave fabulous cloth, and finish your project all in a day! You will walk away with more than just a beautiful scarf, you will learn all the fundamentals of weaving well, including how to warp your loom in 20 minutes or less and how to fix the most common weaving mistakes!

Instructors
avatar for Liz Gipson

Liz Gipson

Liz Gipson is passionate about yarn—growing it, spinning it, making it do tricks, and then sharing this passion with others. In particular, Liz loves introducing newcomers to the wonderful world of weaving and helping existing weavers weave better. | | She is the author of Weaving Made Easy, and instructor in Slots and Holes: 3 Ways to Warp Your Rigid Heddle Loom and Life After Warping: Weaving Well on the Rigid Heddle Loom... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Rug Braiding - 2 day, two 3 hr session class
Limited Capacity seats available

Through demonstration, show and tell, and hands-on experience, students will make a small braided mat.

Instructors
avatar for Maura DeKaser

Maura DeKaser

A resident of the Hudson Valley hamlet of Clermont, where she keeps gardens and a vineyard, Maura DeKaser is no stranger to sheep and wool.  Her father raised Romney and Suffolk sheep, possibly the last to be kept in Fishkill NY, where she grew up.    | | Maura has been experimenting with the craft of rug making for almost two decades.  Her work can be found in collections and homes throughout the US and Europe... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00am - Friday October 16, 2015 12:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Fleece Felt Mats - 2 day workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a two-day workshop.  Make a rugged wool mat to protect your furniture, provide a favorite pet a cozy napping place, or add a touch of earthy texture to your home. Toss it in your car, on your couch or floor. This fun felting technique makes the most of long wool fleece to create a felt that retains it's characteristic luster and curl. Our goal is to free up the felting process; avoid the tedious, methodical layout required in traditional flat felt, and have fun!

Instructors
avatar for Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson is a felting instructor and fiber artist at Luckystone Feltworks Studio in the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, New York. Her passion for feltmaking began innocently enough 20 years ago, at a family workshop mentored by her sister Polly Stirling- the internationally known “inventor” of nuno felt.  | | Robin continued her study with many master feltmakers. As her felting experience grew, so did her itch to... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00am - Friday October 16, 2015 4:00pm
Bldg 41

10:00am

Workshops - Full Day, Half Day 10am-4pm - See Catalog

Volunteers
avatar for Karen Santucci

Karen Santucci

Workshop Manager, New York State Sheep and Wool Festival


Thursday October 15, 2015 10:00am - 4:15pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

12:00pm

Livestock penning
Sheep can Arrive from Noon on 16th to 8AM on the 18th.

Thursday October 15, 2015 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Bldg 37, Bldg 38 41.935052, -73.904637

1:00pm

Entries Received for Fleece Show and Sale - Wool, Mohair & Alpaca
Register online: http://www.sheepandwool.com/for-exhibitors/fleece-sale/
Registration end date will be October 10th OR  if the limit of 700 entries is reached.

Thursday October 15, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:00pm

All is Calm
Limited Capacity seats available

You’ll learn the art of painting with wool as you use colorful wool roving for your “paint” and beautiful black wool melton for your “canvas”. This is a sweet picture of a small herd of sheep asleep under the starry sky.

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

artist, Designs by Lyn
I am a needle felting artist, teacher and the author of Creative Needle Felting, Wool Art with a Painterly Style, published by All American Crafts Publishing Co.  | | I have been teaching needle felting art and exhibiting in solo and group art exhibits for 11 years. My work has been published in numerous national periodicals. I’ve been teaching around the country, at shops, farms, homes, guilds and museums. I have SO enjoyed... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

1:00pm

Beginning Wheel Spinning - Thurs. PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the basics of a spinning wheel, (Double Treadle Lendrum Spinning Wheels will be provided for your use in class),  Learn how to draft the fibers and allow the twisted fibers to slide through your fingers onto the spool. Learn how to change spools, spin more fiber onto a second spool, and then ply the two singles together.   You will make yarn right before your eyes.  You will learn how to measure your finished yarn on a Niddy Noddy.  Take home your first homespun skein of yarn and enjoy.

Instructors
JW

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (like us on Facebook) has grown to Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora goats, Angora Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle.  | | Julie has been spinning since 1990, and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education.  She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:00pm

Button, Button, Who's Made the Button? Thurs. PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This class is geared for people who would just like to make some quick, interesting buttons for a sweater, a not too basic button for a cowl or a bold unique button for a felted purse and not have to invest in lots of tools and supplies. Using bronze and copper in wire and sheet form plus a few simple hand tools you can produce buttons that are simple, textural or dimensional. For variety other materials will be available. The beginning of the class will focus on proper tool use with attention to safety and ergonomics. There will be examples of a variety of button directions though students are welcome to experiment.

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

1:00pm

Intro to Rug Hooking - 3 hr Thursday PM
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will introduce students to the wonderful world of traditional rug hooking. We will learn the technique of pulling cut wool strips into a backing to form neat rows of loops, creating a cheerful mat suitable for a mug rug or small footstool cover.

Instructors
avatar for Maureen Rugar

Maureen Rugar

I first learned of Rug Hooking while dating my husband in 1977. His grandmother, Gertrude Schaller, thought that I should learn how to be a hooker if I was going to enter the family. Quite honestly the project she gave me did not exactly cause me to want to learn- it was a very boring “broken glass” design. I did love the work she did, all the wonderful finely shaded flower rugs, as I was a floral designer and was drawn to the amazing colors... Read More →



Thursday October 15, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
 
Friday, October 16
 

7:30am

Vendor Set-up, Workshop parking in Oval from Mulberry St
Friday October 16, 2015 7:30am - 10:00pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

9:00am

Beginning Wheel Spinning - Fri. AM
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the basics of a spinning wheel, (Double Treadle Lendrum Spinning Wheels will be provided for your use in class),  Learn how to draft the fibers and allow the twisted fibers to slide through your fingers onto the spool. Learn how to change spools, spin more fiber onto a second spool, and then ply the two singles together.   You will make yarn right before your eyes.  You will learn how to measure your finished yarn on a Niddy Noddy.  Take home your first homespun skein of yarn and enjoy.

Instructors
JW

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (like us on Facebook) has grown to Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora goats, Angora Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle.  | | Julie has been spinning since 1990, and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education.  She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Button, Button, Who's Made the Button? Fri. AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This class is geared for people who would just like to make some quick, interesting buttons for a sweater, a not too basic button for a cowl or a bold unique button for a felted purse and not have to invest in lots of tools and supplies. Using bronze and copper in wire and sheet form plus a few simple hand tools you can produce buttons that are simple, textural or dimensional. For variety other materials will be available. The beginning of the class will focus on proper tool use with attention to safety and ergonomics. There will be examples of a variety of button directions though students are welcome to experiment.

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Rag Weaving - Fri. AM Session - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Reviving a craft rooted in the simplicity and resourcefulness of families in the 1800's, we combine our handmade wooden loom with strips of fabric to create beautiful and functional pieces.  This simple technique involves using old sheets, saved fabric, flannel and cotton shirts and other clothing, or chenille bedspreads by tearing them into strips  and making trivets, placemats, mug rugs, table runners, table squares, and throw rugs for your home.  Rag weaving is enjoyable and relaxing and is easy to master for all skill levels.  During the workshop, you will strip your fabric, knot it, warp the loom, and then weave a lovely trivet for your kitchen.  No previous experience is necessary and there is NO sewing involved.

Instructors
avatar for Primitive Stuff - Cindy Campbell/Katie Mason

Primitive Stuff - Cindy Campbell/Katie Mason

Primitive Stuff - Combined, Katie and Cindy have 71 years as public school teachers and administrators. They met when they were assistant principals in the same high school in Rochester, New York. Cindy made the first loom in the fall of 2000 after Katie saw one on display at a fabric store in Ohio. Katie made the first placemat on that loom. | | Although they have had many requests to produce different fabric products, it is their belief that... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Tips and Tricks for Being a Better Spinner - Fri AM - SOLD OUT
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!

Instructors
avatar for Jacey Boggs Faulkner

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 gigs fewer and further between so don’t miss out!  She’ll teach you tons, make you smile, and maybe Levi (her... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

View of the Barn - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

You’ll learn the art of painting with wool as you use colorful wool roving for your “paint”, a needle felting needle as your “brush” and wool fabric as your “canvas”. We will create this pastoral landscape during this 3 hour workshop, using a variety of methods including felting through a stencil and needling a mat of felt and cutting out some details.

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

artist, Designs by Lyn
I am a needle felting artist, teacher and the author of Creative Needle Felting, Wool Art with a Painterly Style, published by All American Crafts Publishing Co.  | | I have been teaching needle felting art and exhibiting in solo and group art exhibits for 11 years. My work has been published in numerous national periodicals. I’ve been teaching around the country, at shops, farms, homes, guilds and museums. I have SO enjoyed... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Entries Received for Fleece Show and Sale - Wool, Mohair & Alpaca
Register online: http://www.sheepandwool.com/for-exhibitors/fleece-sale/
Registration end date will be October 10th OR  if the limit of 700 entries is reached.

Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Design It! Custom Designed Garment from Start to Finish
Limited Capacity seats available

Bottom line: You will leave this class with a pattern template you can use to make a custom fit crochet or knit garments for yourself… or anyone else for that matter! WOOHOO!!  

If you've ever wanted to start from scratch to complete a pattern for yourself (or anyone else for that matter!) this is the class for you!  

Cardi, pullover, tank or tee, we will start at the very beginning of the design process to create a pattern template by selecting the best shapes that fit different body types and sizes.  

Next, we will add style elements like sleeve length, shaping, neckline, and trim treatments.  

Once we have the shapes we want, we will move on to plugging in the numbers from your body measurements into your template for a custom fit.  

As we work, you will learn elements of designing a pattern such as:


  • how to take correct body measurements  

  • how to determine the best shapes and fit for different body types

  • how to create fabrics that function properly for the design you are creating

  • the basic math needed to calculate stitches and rows per inch and how to make those numbers fit your template

  • basic math for sizing your pattern based on sts and rows per inch and your chosen stitch pattern

  • turn those numbers into a pattern you can work from! 


When we are finished, you will have a working template that you can use to create garments using any pattern stitch you choose.

Instructors
avatar for Shibaguyz

Shibaguyz

CANCELLED IN 2016 | Shannon and Jason are the DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz behind the design studio of Shibaguyz Designz and Shibaguyz Photography.  Shannon's award winning crochet & knit designs have been featured in and on the covers of both US and international publications and he currently has over 300 published patterns credited to his name since his first design was featured on the... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Dyeing Cotton, Naturally!
Limited Capacity seats available

Contrary to popular belief, dyeing cotton with natural dyes is not a labor intensive process with mediocre results. Instead, new developments in scouring and fiber preparation have replaced the traditional 3 day mordanting process of cotton fibers. The result is better dye uptake and wonderfully saturated colors. Additionally this processcan be applied to other cellulose fibers with similar results.We will begin with a thorough discussion of dye theory as it applies to both synthetic and natural dyes. Dye extracts will be made in 1% equivalent stock solutions for mixing colors. We will dye in color gradations using a variety of extracts, modifiers and a natural ferment indigo vat to create a pallet of colors.

Students will produce over 50 color samples using the alternative alum acetate mordant. Please note, these extracts have been developed for the commercial dye market and while relatively non-toxic are very colorfast. Students will have an opportunity to prepare the cotton yarn in class moving from scour to mordant to dye bath. Each student will receive a comprehensive dye notebook with workshop instructions as well as notes for working on your own to dye yarns. Included in the notebook will be a set of dye samples produced in class.

Instructors
avatar for Jane Woodhouse

Jane Woodhouse

Jane has spent the last 36 years working as a production weaver. In 1991 she earned an MFA from San Francisco State University with a concentration in textiles. | | She currently lives in Peacham, Vermont on Brigid's Farm which is home to a small flock of Border Leicester X sheep, natural colored angora goats and dairy goats. Her mail order business and on-farm studio specialize in natural dyes. She teaches regularly in her studio but... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Felting Farm Animals- Friday
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will practice felting techniques for sculpting farm animals using natural color wool to achieve a realistic look. Have some fun felting your favorite farm animal.

Instructors
avatar for Cottage on the Hudson - Arturo

Cottage on the Hudson - Arturo

Self raised, Natural colors and Hand Painted Rovings, Hand Spun Yarns, custom dyes, Hand Knitted gloves, scarves, and hats, Knitting Patterns and kits, Spindle kits, Fiberarts supplies for kids, Felting supplies, Needle felted animals, Angora rabbits an



Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Field Basket with Leather Handles - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will lay out a double “spoked” base with hand tapered stakes.  A continuous weave will be used to shape this round basket.  Shaping techniques will be taught as the sides are woven.  Rim fitting, adding handles, scarfing and double lashing will be taught.

Instructors
avatar for Wendy Jensen

Wendy Jensen

Wendy Jensen has been an award winning professional basketmaker living in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts for 25 years.  She exhibits her work at juried craft shows and galleries nationally. She also teaches basketmaking at many craft schools, museums, and private facilities, as well as her home studio.  Her work has most recently been published in Lark Books “500 Baskets”.  She has also been chosen for... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Needle Felted Mermaid
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, students will learn how to sculpt wool to make lips, eyes, noses and ears by folding and rolling wool.  The mermaid will be built around a wire armature allowing the mermaid to be posed in any way.  Raw locks of wool will be used to create hair that looks as if it is flowing in the water.  The tail is perhaps the most fun as students learn how to do surface design making their figure a unique, one-of-a-kind work of art.

Instructors
avatar for Kristen Walsh

Kristen Walsh

Kristen Walsh, daughter and granddaughter of artists, has dabbled in creative things her whole life.  She has been exploring fiber for many years – first knitting, then spinning and now, felting.   | | She has been earning attention for her felting, winning Best in Show at the Old Saybrook Arts Show and the Creativity Award at the Marlborough Art Center, both in Connecticut.  She was also selected as a Best in Show... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Shibori Dye Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Shibori is an ancient Japanese dyeing technique - the predecessor of modern day tie-dyeing with many different ways of creating designs.

In this workshop, you'll learn two different Shibori dye techniques, create several different samples exploring techniques and different color combinations, and dye two scarves using the techniques you've learned.  

Instructors
avatar for Althea Bilodeau

Althea Bilodeau

Merino Felt Silk Garments Wearable Art



Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Spinning Boot Camp - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in learning to spin? Have you tried to learn to spin before but it didn't quite take? Do you have a wheel or a spindle, or are you thinking of buying one or both? What do you really need? How long does it take to learn this stuff? What's the RIGHT way to spin? What's plying, and do you have to do it?

Instructors
avatar for Abby Franquemont

Abby Franquemont

Abby Franquemont, author of Respect The Spindle, is steeped in the fiber arts since birth. The daughter of field anthropologists studying textile production, she was raised largely in the rural Andes of Peru, where she learned to spin, weave and more starting at the age of five. In 2006, she left a successful career in information technology in order to write and teach full-time about the fiber arts, particularly spinning. Why spinning... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Spinning Singles for Rigid-Heddle Weaving
Limited Capacity seats available

Weaving with singles is the reason every spinner should weave and every weaver should spin! Commercially available yarn with high twist is hard to find and the yarns that are available are rarely at the size you want.

Instructors
avatar for Liz Gipson

Liz Gipson

Liz Gipson is passionate about yarn—growing it, spinning it, making it do tricks, and then sharing this passion with others. In particular, Liz loves introducing newcomers to the wonderful world of weaving and helping existing weavers weave better. | | She is the author of Weaving Made Easy, and instructor in Slots and Holes: 3 Ways to Warp Your Rigid Heddle Loom and Life After Warping: Weaving Well on the Rigid Heddle Loom... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

The Yarn You Want
Limited Capacity seats available

This is that class....You have made yarn and you can't duplicate it. You had a favorite commercialyarn and the manufacturer discontinued it! We don't need to be content and accept that these yarnswill never happen again. I'm here to help you copy and manufacture the yarn you want. So dry your tears, grab a piece of that yarn you want to copy and sign up for class!

Instructors
avatar for Amy King

Amy King

I am a shop owner but also an avid spinner and teacher. In 2009 my book Spin Control hit the shelves. It's a book with a lot of knowledgeon a wide range of yarns. That same year I also taught at SOAR and have done other teaching engagements around the country.  I've taught feathered yarns on Knitting Daily. I write articles here and there for spinning publications as time allows. | | Over time I've graduated from buying prepped wools... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:30am

Photo Contest Entries Received
Enter your photos! Read how http://www.sheepandwool.com/photo-contest


Friday October 16, 2015 9:30am - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Workshops - Full Day, Half Day 10am-4pm - See Catalog

Volunteers
avatar for Karen Santucci

Karen Santucci

Workshop Manager, New York State Sheep and Wool Festival


Friday October 16, 2015 10:00am - 4:15pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

12:00pm

Exhibitor Setup Barn 27 'til 8pm
Friday October 16, 2015 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Bldg 27 41.936059, -73.905418

1:00pm

Bred Ewe Sale Show Begins
This is the Show for all of the buyers to check out before they head into the Auction to make their bids. It's where you can see what you want to get at the Sale/Auction, happening tomorrow.


Friday October 16, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 37 41.935153, -73.904742

1:00pm

Beginning Wheel Spinning - Fri. PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the basics of a spinning wheel, (Double Treadle Lendrum Spinning Wheels will be provided for your use in class),  Learn how to draft the fibers and allow the twisted fibers to slide through your fingers onto the spool. Learn how to change spools, spin more fiber onto a second spool, and then ply the two singles together.   You will make yarn right before your eyes.  You will learn how to measure your finished yarn on a Niddy Noddy.  Take home your first homespun skein of yarn and enjoy.

Instructors
JW

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (like us on Facebook) has grown to Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora goats, Angora Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle.  | | Julie has been spinning since 1990, and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education.  She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:00pm

Button, Button, Who's Made the Button? Fri PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This class is geared for people who would just like to make some quick, interesting buttons for a sweater, a not too basic button for a cowl or a bold unique button for a felted purse and not have to invest in lots of tools and supplies. Using bronze and copper in wire and sheet form plus a few simple hand tools you can produce buttons that are simple, textural or dimensional. For variety other materials will be available. The beginning of the class will focus on proper tool use with attention to safety and ergonomics. There will be examples of a variety of button directions though students are welcome to experiment.

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →




Friday October 16, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:00pm

Intro to Rug Hooking - 3 hrs Friday PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will introduce students to the wonderful world of traditional rug hooking. We will learn the technique of pulling cut wool strips into a backing to form neat rows of loops, creating a cheerful mat suitable for a mug rug or small footstool cover.

Instructors
avatar for Maureen Rugar

Maureen Rugar

I first learned of Rug Hooking while dating my husband in 1977. His grandmother, Gertrude Schaller, thought that I should learn how to be a hooker if I was going to enter the family. Quite honestly the project she gave me did not exactly cause me to want to learn- it was a very boring “broken glass” design. I did love the work she did, all the wonderful finely shaded flower rugs, as I was a floral designer and was drawn to the amazing colors... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:00pm

Rag Weaving - Fri. PM Session - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Reviving a craft rooted in the simplicity and resourcefulness of families in the 1800's, we combine our handmade wooden loom with strips of fabric to create beautiful and functional pieces.  This simple technique involves using old sheets, saved fabric, flannel and cotton shirts and other clothing, or chenille bedspreads by tearing them into strips  and making trivets, placemats, mug rugs, table runners, table squares, and throw rugs for your home.  Rag weaving is enjoyable and relaxing and is easy to master for all skill levels.  During the workshop, you will strip your fabric, knot it, warp the loom, and then weave a lovely trivet for your kitchen.  No previous experience is necessary and there is NO sewing involved.

Instructors
avatar for Primitive Stuff - Cindy Campbell/Katie Mason

Primitive Stuff - Cindy Campbell/Katie Mason

Primitive Stuff - Combined, Katie and Cindy have 71 years as public school teachers and administrators. They met when they were assistant principals in the same high school in Rochester, New York. Cindy made the first loom in the fall of 2000 after Katie saw one on display at a fabric store in Ohio. Katie made the first placemat on that loom. | | Although they have had many requests to produce different fabric products, it is their belief that... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:00pm

Texture! A Journey into Off-Tension Plying - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

In this class we’ll spend 3 hours exploring the texture that can be created via off-tension plying.  Stacks, coils, supercoils, and fauxcles are the most popular but I’m sure you and I together can come up with some more!  Take a break from smooth and create some texture!

Instructors
avatar for Jacey Boggs Faulkner

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 gigs fewer and further between so don’t miss out!  She’ll teach you tons, make you smile, and maybe Levi (her... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:00pm

Trio - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

You’ll remember autumn and the festival with this colorful needle felted project.

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

artist, Designs by Lyn
I am a needle felting artist, teacher and the author of Creative Needle Felting, Wool Art with a Painterly Style, published by All American Crafts Publishing Co.  | | I have been teaching needle felting art and exhibiting in solo and group art exhibits for 11 years. My work has been published in numerous national periodicals. I’ve been teaching around the country, at shops, farms, homes, guilds and museums. I have SO enjoyed... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

1:00pm

Judging - Fiber Competitions
Friday October 16, 2015 1:00pm - 10:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

4:00pm

Judging Fleece - Wool, Mohair & Alpaca

Friday October 16, 2015 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

5:00pm

Livestock penning
Sheep can Arrive from Noon on 16th to 8AM on the 18th.

Friday October 16, 2015 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Bldg 37, Bldg 38 41.935052, -73.904637
 
Saturday, October 17
 

6:00am

Livestock penning until 8am - Vehicles OUT by 8:30am thankU
Sheep can Arrive from Noon on 16th to 8AM on the 18th.

Saturday October 17, 2015 6:00am - 8:00am
Bldg 37, Bldg 38 41.935052, -73.904637

8:00am

Workshop Parking in E Lot 3 for Early Morning Classes
See Map for E Lot 3 area for closest access to the 4H Gate for early morning Workshops. You can also try to park near the Mulberry St. pedestrian entrance and use that entrance with your e-ticket. NEW: You may only enter the Fairgrounds with your e-ticket before public open hours if your workshop is at 9am.

Volunteers
avatar for Karen Santucci

Karen Santucci

Workshop Manager, New York State Sheep and Wool Festival

Saturday October 17, 2015 8:00am - 8:30am
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Made in the Moment - Sat. 9-10 am - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to make gorgeous shawl pins and other closures in a small class with a metalsmith!   You will learn how to properly use pliers, cutters and other assorted hand tools and hammers.  Samples will include shawl pins, hair sticks, tea/cocoa twirlers to help students pick a potential direction for their piece.   Instructor will provide all supplies, including copper and bronze wires in a variety of gauges and various hand tools and hammers.

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Basic Spindle
Limited Capacity seats available

For all skill levels including absolutely none; suitable for any age group. Even if you already spin, or already spin with spindles in particular, there's probably something for you in this class which covers multiple methods of starting out, pros and cons of various types of spindles, finger spinning, thigh spinning, and directions for plying your yarn and getting it ready to use in the project of your choice.

Instructors
avatar for Abby Franquemont

Abby Franquemont

Abby Franquemont, author of Respect The Spindle, is steeped in the fiber arts since birth. The daughter of field anthropologists studying textile production, she was raised largely in the rural Andes of Peru, where she learned to spin, weave and more starting at the age of five. In 2006, she left a successful career in information technology in order to write and teach full-time about the fiber arts, particularly spinning. Why spinning... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Beginning Crochet
Limited Capacity seats available

Crochet has been THE hot runway trend for the past several seasons and the retail racks from high-end shops to the big department stores are overflowing with crochet garments and accessories. Don’t miss out on this fast and fun trend just because you’ve never picked up a hook!  We’ll get you started with the basics then put you on the fast track and show you the basics to getting started making your own FAB crochet accessories.

Instructors
avatar for Shibaguyz

Shibaguyz

CANCELLED IN 2016 | Shannon and Jason are the DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz behind the design studio of Shibaguyz Designz and Shibaguyz Photography.  Shannon's award winning crochet & knit designs have been featured in and on the covers of both US and international publications and he currently has over 300 published patterns credited to his name since his first design was featured on the... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Beginning Wheel Spinning - Sat. AM
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the basics of a spinning wheel, (Double Treadle Lendrum Spinning Wheels will be provided for your use in class),  Learn how to draft the fibers and allow the twisted fibers to slide through your fingers onto the spool. Learn how to change spools, spin more fiber onto a second spool, and then ply the two singles together.   You will make yarn right before your eyes.  You will learn how to measure your finished yarn on a Niddy Noddy.  Take home your first homespun skein of yarn and enjoy.

Instructors
JW

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (like us on Facebook) has grown to Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora goats, Angora Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle.  | | Julie has been spinning since 1990, and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education.  She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Colorplay: Spinning for Color - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

We’ll cover several ways of spinning that show off colorful fiber.  Learn how to, when to, and why to, chain-ply, fractal ply, and/or combine fibers to maximize the colorplay you want!

Instructors
avatar for Jacey Boggs Faulkner

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 gigs fewer and further between so don’t miss out!  She’ll teach you tons, make you smile, and maybe Levi (her... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Get Fleeced
Limited Capacity seats available

You have your first fleece and everything just seems daunting. Or you don't have a fleece yet and are trying to be prepared. This is your class!!! We'll go over a couple of fleeces, talk about what's the best to start with, wash some - all quick and dirty - and then we're going to get to spinning. We'll spin from the grease and then have a go at washed fleece. We'll spin from the lock and then we'll go over how to process it yourself. From super quick methods to ones that will take a little more time, we'll make that fleece seem like it's totally possible and you can tackle anything!

Instructors
avatar for Amy King

Amy King

I am a shop owner but also an avid spinner and teacher. In 2009 my book Spin Control hit the shelves. It's a book with a lot of knowledgeon a wide range of yarns. That same year I also taught at SOAR and have done other teaching engagements around the country.  I've taught feathered yarns on Knitting Daily. I write articles here and there for spinning publications as time allows. | | Over time I've graduated from buying prepped wools... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Speed Vessels: Focus on Form - Sat. AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover how many amazing and varied vessels you can make in one day using the seamless flat resist method and New England Felting Supply’s quick-felting Short Fiber Merino Batt.  In addition to learning the basics of the flat resist method of creating 3D forms, this beginner-friendly class will focus on shaping.

Instructors
avatar for Carolann Tebbetts

Carolann Tebbetts

Visual Art Teacher, Milford Public Schools
Felting is as essential to Carolann as air and food! A week without time in her fiber studio is a calamity. She has been felting for 8 years using a variety of techniques and is in her 6th year of teaching in various venues. Although well versed in virtually all felting techniques, Carolann focuses her teaching on the flat resist method for vessels and handbags. During the school year she teaches visual art at the high school level in central... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

The Line Up
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will create a wonderfully colorful field of dreams.  We’ll quickly lay down a blend of lovely yellow shades, needle felting the field first. Then,  add the autumn foliage in the background, using a method not unlike Alexander’s painted “pretty little trees”. Then, it’s on to the sheep. We’ll implement stencils to get the placement of the sheep quickly and accurately, spending the remaining time adding details to the herd.

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

artist, Designs by Lyn
I am a needle felting artist, teacher and the author of Creative Needle Felting, Wool Art with a Painterly Style, published by All American Crafts Publishing Co.  | | I have been teaching needle felting art and exhibiting in solo and group art exhibits for 11 years. My work has been published in numerous national periodicals. I’ve been teaching around the country, at shops, farms, homes, guilds and museums. I have SO enjoyed... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Fleece Sale - Wool, Alpaca, Mohair
Registration end date will be October 10th OR  if the limit of 700 entries is reached.

Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Workshops All Day, Half Day, Walk-In Registration - See Catalog

Volunteers
avatar for Karen Santucci

Karen Santucci

Workshop Manager, New York State Sheep and Wool Festival

Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Intro to Rug Hooking - 6 hrs Saturday
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will introduce students to the wonderful world of Rug hooking- from start to finish on a larger piece than the 3 hr class. We will learn how to pull up cut strips of wool using a hook into a backing to create a cheerful mat suitable for a pillow, stool cover or table mat. Learning the technique of pulling loops into straight lines, curves and points we will see our design come to life. How to personalize our design, choose colors for a project and visualize how a piece of textured wool looks when hooked will be discussed along with how to finish off your hooked treasure.

Instructors
avatar for Maureen Rugar

Maureen Rugar

I first learned of Rug Hooking while dating my husband in 1977. His grandmother, Gertrude Schaller, thought that I should learn how to be a hooker if I was going to enter the family. Quite honestly the project she gave me did not exactly cause me to want to learn- it was a very boring “broken glass” design. I did love the work she did, all the wonderful finely shaded flower rugs, as I was a floral designer and was drawn to the amazing colors... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Multi-Purpose Market Basket
Limited Capacity seats available

Want a basket that‘s just the right size for carrying all those needed materials while you are shopping for your next fiber project… or while you are completing that undertaking…look no further!  Measuring 14”l x 10”w x 6.5”h, this basket includes a 10”x 12” wooden handle making it an easy and attractive way to gather or to take whatever you need with you.  Instruction provided will allow participants an opportunity to learn how to lay out the base incorporating dyed and natural spokes and to weave up the sides creating an appealing pattern.

Instructors
avatar for Mary Ann Williams

Mary Ann Williams

I made my first basket late one afternoon after a challenging day as an elementary teacher…it was a disaster!  However I found this craft engaging and my twenty-five year relationship with basketmaking began.  I have increased my skills and love for baskets by seeking out and taking workshops whenever and wherever I can.  I am particularly grateful to Wendy Jensen, Joann Kelly Catsos, and Lita Leichter for getting me started... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

The Almost Simple Nuno Scarf
Limited Capacity seats available

Nuno is a contemporary feltmaking technique “invented” and named by my sister Polly Stirling, who introduced her technique to me. Some people find nuno felting a bit daunting, but once you understand the nuances involved to coax those pesky fibers to travel through the fabric and properly ruche it up, the possibilities are endless!

Instructors
avatar for Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson is a felting instructor and fiber artist at Luckystone Feltworks Studio in the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, New York. Her passion for feltmaking began innocently enough 20 years ago, at a family workshop mentored by her sister Polly Stirling- the internationally known “inventor” of nuno felt.  | | Robin continued her study with many master feltmakers. As her felting experience grew, so did her itch to... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Tunisian Crochet Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Tunisian, or Afghan, crochet is a perfect blend of crochet technique and knit-like finished fabric.  Learn the subtle differences in the construction of tunisian stitches and the basics of reading a tunisian pattern. At the end of class you’ll have completed one fingerless mitt and be well on your way to a pair! No basic crochet instruction will be provided in this class.

SPONSORED BY WEBS 

Instructors
avatar for Sara Delaney

Sara Delaney

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Sara Delaney learned to crochet at her memaire's knee at the age of seven, and knitting came two years later. Since rediscovering her love of yarn she's been teaching at WEBS, and is an author atnd Craftsy instructor.  When she's not craftling, she's collecting eggs from her chickens, making maple syrup with her husband, or hip-deep in the daunting yet joyful task of raising two teenage girls.  Ravelry.com/designers/sara-delaney... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Weaving 101- Saturday - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to get those yarns on your loom (called “warping”), weave fabulous cloth, and finish your project all in a day! You will walk away with more than just a beautiful scarf, you will learn all the fundamentals of weaving well, including how to warp your loom in 20 minutes or less and how to fix the most common weaving mistakes!

Instructors
avatar for Liz Gipson

Liz Gipson

Liz Gipson is passionate about yarn—growing it, spinning it, making it do tricks, and then sharing this passion with others. In particular, Liz loves introducing newcomers to the wonderful world of weaving and helping existing weavers weave better. | | She is the author of Weaving Made Easy, and instructor in Slots and Holes: 3 Ways to Warp Your Rigid Heddle Loom and Life After Warping: Weaving Well on the Rigid Heddle Loom... Read More →




Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Wild Basketry: Coiling with Cattails, Grasses, and Leaves
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever looked around outside and wondered what you could make with the abundance of natural materials growing in your yard? In this workshop you will learn how to take grasses, cattails, daylily leaves, and so many other natural materials and create coiled baskets. Coiling is an ancient and versatile basketry technique used all over the world to create beautiful vessels that can be either decorative or functional. During the workshop we will discuss how to identify, harvest, and prepare a variety of local materials and then use them to create a unique basket. Cattails, grasses, ornamental foliage, daylily leaves and several other locally harvested plants will be provided for students to make their basket. If you are excited about using found natural materials to create art and learning a fun and unique new skill, then join us! Everyone will leave with a basket, the skills to create more pieces in the future, and inspiration to explore your local landscape.

Instructors
avatar for Katie Grove

Katie Grove

Going out into the forests and fields, harvesting materials from nature, and sitting down in the sun to weave a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is an artist and educator whose passion is to guide people in connecting to their creative self through the combination of art and nature. Through nature-based arts such as basketry, plant dyes, felting, and weaving she creates an environment where individuals can explore... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Edie Eckman - The Crochet Answer Book, 2nd Edition (9-5 Saturday)
The Crochet Answer Book, 2nd Edition
Edie Eckman's classic Q&A reference book has been updated with helpful answers to even more of your burning crochet questions. From beginning basics like yarn styles, stitch types, and necessary tools to detailed outlines of more advanced techniques, you can trust Eckman to deliver straightforward guidance and plenty of encouragement. With illustrations for left-handed crocheters and tips for broomstick lace, linked stitches, crochet cables, and more, "The Crochet Answer Book" is full of expert advice on every page.
Reach out to Edie on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, Instagram or Ravelry.                               

Authors
avatar for Edie Eckman

Edie Eckman

Authors, Crochet One Skein Wonders For Babies
Edie Eckman is the author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Around the Corner Crochet Borders,Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, The Crochet Answer Book, andChristmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree, as well as co-editor of Crochet One-Skein Wonders® and Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies. She is a nationally known teacher, designer, writer, and editor in both the crochet and knitting... Read More →



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

9:00am

Heather Zoppetti - Unexpected Cables (9-5 Saturday)
In Unexpected Cables author Heather Zoppetti has crafted a fresh, modern, flattering collection of 18 knitted garments. She perfectly captures the essence of the iconic knitted cable and makes cabled designs decidedly fashion-forward!

Authors
avatar for Heather Zoppetti

Heather Zoppetti

Author, Unexpected Cables, Interweave
Heather Zoppetti is a knitwear designer, teacher, and author of Everyday Lace (Interweave, 2014) and Unexpected Cables (Interweave, 2015). She lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with her husband and yarn collection. Heather is the owner and founder of Stitch Sprouts, a company dedicated to helping your stitches grow.



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

9:00am

Irwin Richman - Heritage Gardens Heirloom Seeds: Melded Cultures with a Pennsylvania German Accent (9-5 Saturday)
Heritage Gardens, Heirloom Seeds: Melded Cultures with a Pennsylvania German Accent Michael B. Emery & Irwin Richman. Heritage, or traditional, gardens and heirloom seeds are joined at the hip, but previous books have separated them. This is the first holistic look at several of the most vibrant trends in contemporary horticulture, both in vegetables and flowers. Lavishly illustrated, it is a how-to manual, a history, and a guide to gardens and historic landscapes. The basics of heritage garden design from California to the East Coast are here, with special attention to the Pennsylvania four-square garden. Plans and suggestions for your garden are included, and seed-saving techniques are clearly enumerated. A gallery of heirloom plants and lists of suppliers are featured. There are travel suggestions for visiting gardens ranging from Bethabara Park in North Carolina, to The Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in Pennsylvania, to the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia. This book is sure to delight historians, traditionalists, green thumbs, and horticulturists alike.  Irwin Richman, Professor Emeritus, The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg, works with the Landis Valley Associates, a private group dedicated to forwarding the aims of the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum. He is a widely known lecturer and the author and co-author of many books, including ten for Schiffer Publishing. Richman was born in New York City and summered in New York’s Catskill Mountains. In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, he tinkered in the brick-pathed garden behind his long-widowed Grandma Schwebel’s Italianate house.


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

9:00am

Iza Trapani - Old King Cole (9-5 Saturday)
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?

Authors
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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.



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

9:00am

Kristine Vejar - Modern Natural Dyer: Comprehensive Guide (9-5 Saturday)
Thousands of natural materials can produce glorious color the insect cochineal produces pink, maroon, and purple, and more than 500 species of plants produce indigo blue. Now, in "The Modern Natural Dyer," expert Kristine Vejar shares the most user-friendly techniques for dyeing yarn, fabric, and finished goods at home with foraged and garden-raised dyestuffs as well as with convenient natural dye extracts. Demystifying the "magic," Vejar explains in explicit, easy-to-follow detail how to produce consistent, long-lasting color. With stunning photography of the dyes themselves, the dyeing process, and 20 projects for home and wardrobe (some to knit, some to sew, and some just a matter of submerging a finished piece in a prepared bath), "The Modern Natural Dyer" is a complete resource for aspiring and experienced dye artisans

Authors
avatar for Kristine Vejar

Kristine Vejar

Author, Modern Natural Dyer : A Comprehensive Guide To Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen and Cotton at Home



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

9:00am

Lisa Bogart - Knit, Purl, Pray (9-5 Saturday)
Knit, Purl, Pray is for the knitter who recognizes that when she is creating something beautiful with yarn, it is also a way to be quiet and reflect. These devotions make the connection between knitting and all kinds of things from joy and service to boredom and confession. These reflections help the reader think about the craft they love in a new way and perhaps see their problems as something that can be unraveled and reworked into something beautiful. Each new day is an opportunity to create something new.

Authors
avatar for Lisa Bogart

Lisa Bogart

Authors, Knit, Purl, Pray
Both a gifted writer and accomplished knitter, Lisa Bogart practices both of her passions every day. Her award-winning devotions have appeared in several publications, including Guideposts, she has gifted over 70 sweaters to Guideposts Knit for Kids, and she is the author of Come on In: Taking the Hassle Out of Hospitality. 



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

9:00am

Margaret Radcliffe - Essential Guide To Color Knitting Techniques (9-5 Saturday)
Essential Guide to Color Knitting will give you confidence with colorwork and jazz up your knitting with the complexity and visual appeal of multicolor patterns. Margaret Radcliffe's practical advice and step-by-step instruction unravel the intricacies of combining two or more yarn colors and reveal a beautiful world of limitless design possibilites. From simple tricks for making multicolor yarns more exciting to the precise details of managing stranding and intarsia, here are all the inspiring options for playing with color in knitting.

Authors
MR

Margaret Radcliffe

Authors, Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques



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

9:00am

Nancy Fuller - Farmhouse Rules: Simple Seasonal Meals for the Whole Family (9-5 Saturday)
FARMHOUSE RULES: Simple, Seasonal Meals for the Whole Family is a warm and welcoming debut cookbook by Nancy Fuller, host/cook of the #1 rated in-the-kitchen television show on the Food Network, Farmhouse Rules. Grand Central Life & Style will publish her cookbook on October 13, 2015. Through 120 thoughtful and creative recipes, Nancy combines hearty, old-fashioned American comfort cooking with eating locally and with the seasons to fill everyone’s yearnings for whole, delicious food. True to a farm-to-table lifestyle, Nancy lives in an authentic 18th-century farmhouse on beautiful land in New York’s Hudson Valley.  

Nancy's straight-shooter approach to cooking will take the hassle out of dinner preparation, with every recipe helping readers make healthy, authentic cooking their daily standard. From Buttery Braised Radishes to Bacon Wrapped Trout to Orzo Salad with Spring Peas and Creamy Herb Dressing to Johnny’s Carrot Cake, Nancy shows readers how satisfying freshly cooked comfort food can be. She wants to instill pride in the home cook, and FARMHOUSE RULES will help any chef—from beginner to experienced—cook with fresh ingredients for hearty, healthful meals.

Nancy Fuller is the host of the popular Farmhouse Rules on the Food Network. She is a warm, loving mother who reared six children and devotes her time to 13 grandchildren who call her GiGi, and is the owner of Ginsberg’s Foods, a multimillion-dollar business she runs with her husband. Visit her at www.fullerfarmer.com.


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

9:00am

Nancy Shaw - Sheep Go To Sleep (9-5 Saturday)
Authors
avatar for Nancy Shaw

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 →



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

9:00am

POM POM Quarterly (featuring special guest designers 9-5 Saturday)
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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Authors
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POM POM

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

9:00am

Syliva Jorrin - The Improbable Shepherd : More Stories from Sylvia's Farm (9-5 Saturday)
With Sylvia’s Farm, Sylvia Jorrín shared her journey of becoming a farmer through personal stories that brought comfort to many, inspiring them to follow their own dreams. Continuing from where her first book left off, The Improbable Shepherd presents a series of vignettes, essays, and thought-provoking personal journal entries that together create a vivid depiction of the world of Sylvia’s farm.

Nearly a decade after the publication of her first book, Sylvia’s life has gotten no easier; too many tasks, with too little time, help, or money available. Yet each day continues to present the improbable shepherdess with new opportunities to appreciate the peace and unexpected joys that farm life brings.

Despite occasional challenges, Sylvia stays, as she has stayed for more than 20 years, on her farm in the Catskill Mountains; she stays, and she endures. The Improbable Shepherd contrasts the gentle beauty of a life surrounded by nature, raising her own animals from birth and living a life of devout independence, with the sometimes shocking difficulties of life on a farm.

Including personal recipes, photos, and illustrations, The Improbable Shepherd immerses the reader fully in Sylvia’s farm, echoing her own experiences living with the land. Appealing to those who loved Sylvia’s first book and want to return, as well as for all the newcomers who have yet to discover Sylvia’s powerful prose and earnest message, The Improbable Shepherd will inspire you to follow your dreams, whatever they may be.

Authors
avatar for Sylvia Jorrin

Sylvia Jorrin

Author, The Improbable Shepherd, Hatherleigh Press, Random House.
SYLVIA JORRIN has been a farmer in Delaware County, New York for 25 years. Hers is one of the few large livestock farms in the New York City Watershed owned and operated by a woman. For 20 years she has published stories about her life on the farm in the Delaware County Times, and on her website, www.sylviasfarm.com. In addition, her writings on agriculture have been published in many of the region’s magazines and newspapers. Sylvia's house... Read More →



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

9:00am

Syne Mitchell - Inventive Weaving On A Little Loom (9-5 Saturday)
Authors
SM

Syne Mitchell

Authors, Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom


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

9:00am

2015 Festival Art Contest Show (vote 4 your favorite) $1500 first prize!
May 1, 2015
Dear Artist,

Our contest is becoming popular. Please read the 2015 contest rules completely, especially RULES #4 and #6. In an effort to depart from past designs, we’re specifically seeking non-bordered art. The judging committee seek original, new, clever artistic renditions that appeal to both men and women. We debated our design parameters that remain important for future artists to consider when designing for this competition. 1) Ability to read everything even if printed on small and large products (mugs, 5" wide palm card, advertising, shirts). 2) Original and unique concept not reminiscent of other festival artwork in the world 3) Unisex appeal (tricky since most of our attendees are women) 4) Simple color scheme to accommodate 4 or 5 color discharge screen printing process. Art is art none-the-less, and we appreciate all of your efforts and spirit of playing the game. You can't win unless you try.  These tips should help improve previous entrants make the bar in the next attempt, which the committee strongly encourages.

We look forward to displaying the top 10 entries at this year's Festival for all to see. Good luck and have fun! Get on the special mailing list to get contest updates, changes and reminders!

- Art Contest Committee


Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

Photo Contest - Photos Displayed
Come see all of the photos and the winners in the various categories.


Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

View handmade fiber art competition entries on display all day
SKEIN & HANDMADE ITEM CONTESTS
What You’ll See: Displays of pre-judged works
Bldg: E

Information for Contestants


PRIZE MONEY:
$15.00 - First Place
$12.00 - Second Place
$10.00 - Third Place
$8.00 - Fourth Place
$6.00 - Fifth Place
                         
SPECIAL AWARDS:
Best Skein: $25.00 plus rosette
Best Knitted Item: $25.00 plus rosette
Best Crocheted Item: $25.00 plus rosette
Best Woven Item: $25.00 plus rosette
Best Felted Item: $25.00 plus rosette
Best Hooked Item: $25.00 plus rosette
BEST IN SHOW: $25.00 plus rosette


  • Elmendorph Handspinners Guild: $25.00 for Best Skein spun by a new spinner (spinning for less than 1 year)

  • Elmendorph Handspinners Guild: $25.00 for Best of Show skein

  • Elmendorph Handspinners Guild: $25.00 "Susan Stapleford Memorial Award" for best skein spun on a drop spindle

  • Ulster County Handspinners Guild: $25.00 for best handspun handmade article


READ RULES FOR BOTH CONTESTS


Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

Sheep Shearing Demonstrations - 45 minutes after the hour

Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Area 38 B 41.935380, -73.904493

9:00am

NEW!! Mixed-Media Wet Felting: Vessels and Bowls Ages 7+
Project available all day Saturday, $12

Did you know tennis balls make amazing fiber arts tools? This project invites participants to experience wet felting over a form, in this case tennis balls, to create hollow vessels and bowls from wool fiber! The wet felt can be cut away from the tennis ball form, then stretched and sculpted to create a variety of shapes and sizes, and embellished with stitching, beads, and felt patchwork. Make a sweet fiber bowl and fill it with treasures!

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors
avatar for fiberflame

fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Two by Two Petting Zoo
Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Area 13 41.936316, -73.907194

9:00am

Upcycled Sweater Stitching: Stuffies & Pillows Ages 10+
Project available Saturday and Sunday, $14

This sewing project makes use of felted wool sweaters and introduces the idea of crafting with recycled materials.  Participants have the choice of creating stuffed friends or simple patchwork pillows, hand-stitched and embellished with wool yarn and felt.

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors
avatar for fiberflame

fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Wet Felting: Beaded Necklaces & Bracelets Ages 4+
Project available all day Saturday, $10

Using wool roving, soap and water, participants roll a set of wet-felted round beads and experience a simple wet felting process.  Using waxed linen and a needle, children (with assistance of adults), will string their beads to create a fun finished necklace or bracelet! Add a piece of leather, woven or felted wool for extra texture and design elements!

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors
avatar for fiberflame

fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Wet Felting: Collage Cards Ages 5+
Project available Saturday and Sunday, $12

This project offers participants the experience of creating a flat wet-felted piece, using soap, water and a plastic bag! The colorful felted sheet can be cut and collaged to create a set of unique greeting cards, or added to an embroidery project!

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors
avatar for fiberflame

fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Yarn “Painting” Embroidery - Ages 3+
Project available all weekend, $10

This simple, free-style embroidery project makes use of wool yarn and is great for little ones to get the feel of stitching! Children will use a piece of burlap stretched in an embroidery hoop, a plastic needle and wool yarn to create abstract or simple designs, and voila, a “yarn painting!” Older children or adults are encouraged to use the same materials to create more complicated embroidery designs!

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Llama & Alpaca Farm Displays
Read, touch, and pet to learn about various breeds, fibers and histories of these exotic animals

Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 27 41.936059, -73.905418

9:00am

Sheep Breed Displays
Read, touch, and pet to learn about various breeds, fibers and histories of these animals

Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

9:00am

Shopping! Find a Vendor
Find a vendor by keyword search on our searchable vendor list.
http://www.sheepandwool.com/vendors/vendor-list/

Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

9:00am

Wine Tasting, Specialty Foods
Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:30am

Speaker : Judith Durant - Confessions of a Would-Be Knitting Perfectionist.
How good is good enough? Is it okay to leave a stitching error in the back of a sweater where no one will see it? Do sleeve decreases have to be mirror images? The answer is different for everyone, and Judith will discuss how her view has changed over her years of knitting.

Authors
avatar for Judith Durant

Judith Durant

Authors, Cable Left, Cable Right : 94 Knitted Cables
Judith Durant is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; the author of Cable Left, Cable Right, Increase, Decrease, and Knit One, Bead Too; and the co-author of Knitting Know-How. Durant has been knitting for more than 50 years and has been writing and editing for more than 30 years. She currently lives in Lowell, Massachusetts.



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Designer Kiyomi Burgin
Learn about Pom Pom Quarterly

Kiyomi Burgin

Kiyomi Burgin feels very privileged because she gets to play with yarn all day and night. Daylight finds her at Romni Wools in Toronto helping other knitters with their yarny inquiries. At nightfall, she can be found designing knitwear and knitting, her cute and clever cat Baby at her side, cute because he just is, and clever because he knows better than to mess with her yarn.


Saturday October 17, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Kiyomi Burgin
Kiyomi Burgin

Kiyomi Burgin feels very privileged because she gets to play with yarn all day and night. Daylight finds her at Romni Wools in Toronto helping other knitters with their yarny inquiries. At nightfall, she can be found designing knitwear and knitting, her cute and clever cat Baby at her side, cute because he just is, and clever because he knows better than to mess with her yarn.


Saturday October 17, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Rambouillet
Type Breed Presenter
Fine Rambouillet Heidi Smmons Spinner to be Provided

Presenter
WH

Wil Hi Farm

Frozen to take home food: Lamb Sausages: Hot & Sweet Italian, Breakfast Lamb Sausage, Lamb Chorizo and Lamb Kielbasa, frozen lamb to take home- ground lamb, leg of lamb, stew meat, soup chops, shanks, rack of lamb, sausages | | Sheep Breed Display: Natural Colored, Rambouillet (Heidi Simmons) | VENDOR: Booth 3, Bldg E

Saturday October 17, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:00am

What makes a Cashmere goat cashmere?
Learn about exactly how a Cashmere goat's fiber became so special.

Presenter
HP

Hermit Pond Farm

Hermit Pond Farm is located in Central NY and is home to a herd of cashmere goats.

Saturday October 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

10:00am

Unique Felting Technique - Oscar Strodl
Felting demo - Oscar Strodl

Presenter
OS

Oscar Strodl

Felting demonstrator

Saturday October 17, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

10:00am

Make It With Wool Judging
http://www.sheepandwool.com/make-it-with-wool/index.asp

Saturday October 17, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

10:00am

Bred Ewe Auction
http://sheepandwool.com/events/competitions-shows/sale-sheep-show-bred-ewe-sale/
 

Saturday October 17, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg 34 Livestock Arena 41.935359, -73.905244

10:00am

Spit-Roasting Lamb Demonstration and Sampling - Sean Lacy
Sean Lacy of Sean's Private Catering will showcase how to setup and spitroast lamb. Learn seasoning, cooking times and heating methods. Come by when it's done for a taste. Across from Area F on the map.  http://seansprivatecatering.com

Presenter
SL

Sean Lacy

Meat Cutter, Sausage Maker, Adams Faireacre Farms, Sean's Private Catering
Sean Lacy has been working in the local food industry for over 12 years.  For the last 6 years, he has been providing the Hudson Valley with quality catering services and food logistics.  He is a full time meat cutter and gourmet sausage maker at Adams Fairacre Farms in Newburgh, NY.  He can provide simple, inexpensive barbeque to multi course plated service and everything in between. His butchery demonstrations fascinate audiences... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

10:00am

On-going barn loom weaving demos - Bruce and Zelma Barrett
This is not a demo of "continuous weaving" used with a triangle loom. There are several demo of many things happening continuously throughout the day. ;)

Presenter
Saturday October 17, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm
Century Museum

10:00am

Clara Parkes - Knitlandia (Saturday beginning at 10:00, Ms Parkes will be signing galleys of her new book Knitlandia, scheduled to be released January 2016.)
Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World

Over the last decade, Clara Parkes has clocked so many travel miles that she's essentially taken off from or landed in a new city every two weeks. In Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World, she takes readers along on many of her most memorable voyages, big and small, from of fjords of Iceland to a cozy yarn shop in Paris’s 13th arrondissement, from a noisy spinning mill in Taos to a fledgling festival in Edinburgh. With her usual mix of eloquence and humor, Parkes weaves a masterful narrative that is both personal and universal, touching on the heart of what it means to be a knitter.

Authors


Saturday October 17, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:15am

Made in the Moment - Sat. 10:15 -11:15am - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to make gorgeous shawl pins and other closures in a small class with a metalsmith!   You will learn how to properly use pliers, cutters and other assorted hand tools and hammers.  Samples will include shawl pins, hair sticks, tea/cocoa twirlers to help students pick a potential direction for their piece.   Instructor will provide all supplies, including copper and bronze wires in a variety of gauges and various hand tools and hammers.

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →




Saturday October 17, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:30am

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Blue Faced Leicester
Spinner to be Provided

Presenter
Saturday October 17, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:30am

Speaker : Syne Mitchell - Get Inventive On Your Rigid Heddle Loom
Get Inventive On Your Rigid Heddle Loom

Authors
SM

Syne Mitchell

Authors, Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom


Saturday October 17, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:30am

Inkle Weaving Demo
Inkle Loom weaving. Inkle bands are quite strong and can be used in applications where a flat band is desired, such as guitar and camera straps , colorful shoelaces, belts, reins, etc.

Presenter

Saturday October 17, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

10:30am

Angora Goat Show
This year marks the 18th year for the annual Angora Goat Show in Rhinebeck.  Both registered white and naturally colored goats will be shown. The Saturday show features an "In and Out" category with goats being shown "In" their fleece on Saturday. Those goats are then sheared Saturday evening and shown again on Sunday morning "Out" of their fleece. The fleece is judged "in the bag". The three scores, in the fleece, out of the fleece and the fleece in the bag are tallied and the highest score wins!

Angora goats originate from the middle east, specifically from near the Ankara region of Turkey. In the 1850s the goats were imported to the United States, to the area around North and South Carolina. Eventually, the Texas geography and climate proved to be ... read the rest...

Saturday October 17, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg 38 41.935013, -73.904485

10:30am

Tapestry Weaving Demonstration
Tapestry Weaving by Kat Howard.

Presenter
avatar for Kat Howard

Kat Howard

Artist, Book Meat Studio
I'm Kat Howard and I'm an artist living in the Catskills/Hudson Valley. I come to weaving from a background in poetry and book art. I’ve always been fascinated with how historically women worked within the constraints of the domestic space to express themselves, and how their mark making was an attempt to make the true self known; to force the female body to be seen outside of its bound, traditional context. I'm captivated by fibers, paper... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2015 10:30am - 12:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

10:30am

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Saturday October 17, 2015 10:30am - 5:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

11:00am

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Shetland
Presenter
JL

Judi Lehrhaupt

Sheep Breed Display: Shetland, Ewe Can Do It Farm

Saturday October 17, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:00am

“Mad Science”

Saturday October 17, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

11:00am

Designer Joji Locatelli
Joji Locatelli

Joji Locatelli is a knitwear designer from Argentina. She enjoys living her life in sunny Buenos Aires, while dreaming of visiting the rest of the world armed with knitting needles and yarn. She also thinks life is much sweeter when served with coffee and chocolate. jojiknits.com


Saturday October 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Llama Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities!
Presenter
avatar for Windy Ridge Farm

Windy Ridge Farm

Windy Ridge Farm
We are a small hobby farm that raises llamas, goats and chickens as well as growing hops for NYS Farm Breweries. Our llamas graciously provide excellent fertilizer for our hops as well as fiber for our passions.
avatar for Cat's View Farm

Cat's View Farm

Cats' View Farm
We are a small hobby farm in upstate NY and use the milk from our dairy goat herd to make fresh goat milk soap and lotions. We self raise our goats, and all of our products are made in our kitchen. We love to talk about our goats and llamas, and are happy to answer any questions you may have about them, or about our soap and lotion making processes.

Saturday October 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

11:00am

Sheep's Milk Ricotta Quiche - Annie Scibienski, Blue Ribbon Hearth, Rhinebeck, NY
Limited Capacity seats available

Annie will demonstrate how to quickly prepare a quiche with seasonable vegetables donated by Hearty Roots Farm and CSA www.heartyroots.com, local farm fresh eggs and sheep's milk ricotta from Old Chatham Sheepherding Company all Hudson Valley farms. King Arthur Flour will also sponsor Annie's demo, so stop by for a recipe booklet and a chance to win a copy of their Baker's Companion cookbook. 
https://www.facebook.com/blueribbonhearth 

Presenter
avatar for Annie Scibienski

Annie Scibienski

Goodness from a Blue Ribbon Baker! Annie Scibienski is the owner/baker of Blue Ribbon Hearth a micro-bakery business operating as permitted by NY State Ags & Markets. A past Dutchess County Fair winner for "Best in Bread", Annie makes and sells breads, cakes, cookies, muffins and granola. Annie is a charter member of The Hudson Valley Baking Society and teaches baking to 4-H kids and through local adult education programs... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

11:00am

Susanna L. Hill - Can't Sleep Without Sheep (11-5 Saturday)
Susanna L. Hill has a number of wonderful books, but we always love to bring Can't Sleep Without Sheep.  Whenever Ava can't sleep, she counts sheep. But Ava takes so long to fall asleep, it's the sheep that are growing tired-until finally, they quit! When the sheep promise to find a replacement that Ava can count on, chaos ensues as chickens, cows, pigs, hippos, and more try their hand at jumping over Ava's fence. Finding the perfectly peaceful replacement for sheep might not be so easy after all.

To see more of this wonderful author visit her website http://susannahill.blogspot.com/  (it is another great treat).


Authors
avatar for Susanna Leonard Hill

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 →



Saturday October 17, 2015 11:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:30am

Read Aloud Children's Story Time: Children's authors Nancy Shaw, Iza Trapani and Susanna L. Hill
Authors
avatar for Susanna Leonard Hill

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 →
avatar for Nancy Shaw

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 →
avatar for Iza Trapani

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.


Saturday October 17, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:30am

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Black Welsh Mountain
Spinner to be Provided

Presenter
avatar for Irene Banning

Irene Banning

Sheep Breed Display: Black Welsh Mountain Sheep, Black Sheep Hill Farm
CAN'T MAKE IT 2016 - Back in 2017 | Black Welsh Mountain Sheep, Heritage Breeds, Pasture Raising Sheep, Conservation Breeding, Felting, Knitting

Saturday October 17, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:30am

Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations
Watch border collies and other herding dogs manage a small herd of animals

Saturday October 17, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

11:30am

Made in the Moment - Sat. 11:30-12:30 - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to make gorgeous shawl pins and other closures in a small class with a metalsmith!   You will learn how to properly use pliers, cutters and other assorted hand tools and hammers.  Samples will include shawl pins, hair sticks, tea/cocoa twirlers to help students pick a potential direction for their piece.   Instructor will provide all supplies, including copper and bronze wires in a variety of gauges and various hand tools and hammers.

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →




Saturday October 17, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

11:30am

Circular Sock Machine Demonstration
Circular Sock Machine, by Olive Abruzzee and Elizabeth Caruso

Presenter
OA

Olive Abruzzee

Circular Sock Machine, by Olive Abruzzee and Elizabeth Caruso
EC

Elizabeth Caruso

Circular Sock Machine, by Olive Abruzzee and Elizabeth Caruso

Saturday October 17, 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

11:45am

Steve Charney & Harry Comedy Show
Saturday October 17, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

12:00pm

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Wenleydale
Presenter
avatar for Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Sheep Breed Display: Wensleydale, Co-Owner, Dyer, Knitter, Spinner, Teacher, Shepherd, Flying Fibers
Flying Fibers is brought to you by the mother-daughter team of Jeri Robinson-Lawrence and Irina Lawrence. Both women are passionate about providing beautiful products to crafters of any skill, as well as promoting the preservation of rare breed sheep. In addition to owning the shop, Jeri and Irina have a flock of rare breed Wensleydale sheep, and endangered Leicester Longwool sheep. Based on the season, there is this local fiber available... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

12:00pm

Alpaca Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities!
Presenter

Saturday October 17, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

12:30pm

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Teeswater
Presenters: Holly Partridge/Virginia Scholomiti

Presenter
avatar for Holly Partridge

Holly Partridge

Peartree Farm
Teeswater breeding stock, roving and locks.
avatar for Virginia Scholomiti

Virginia Scholomiti

Sheep Breed Display: Teeswater and Wensleydale, The Yellowfarm
We breed registered Teeswater and Wensleydale luster longwool sheep. Both breeds are in the process of being established here in the US. Their lovely locks are ideal for lock spinning, tail spinning, and many textured art yarns, as well as more traditional yarns. Knit the locks into any project, felt locks or weave them into your unique creation.

Saturday October 17, 2015 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

12:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Saturday October 17, 2015 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

12:30pm

Speaker : Edie Eckman - You Always Wanted To Know About Crochet But Were Afraid To Ask
You Always Wanted To Know About Crochet But Afraid To Ask

Authors
avatar for Edie Eckman

Edie Eckman

Authors, Crochet One Skein Wonders For Babies
Edie Eckman is the author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Around the Corner Crochet Borders,Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, The Crochet Answer Book, andChristmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree, as well as co-editor of Crochet One-Skein Wonders® and Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies. She is a nationally known teacher, designer, writer, and editor in both the crochet and knitting... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:30pm

Cooking Demo Still Cooking... TBA
Limited Capacity seats available

Cooking Demo TBA

Saturday October 17, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

12:30pm

Designer Olga Buraya-Kefelian
Olga Buraya-Kefelian

Olga Buraya-Kefelian learned knitting from her mother at a very young age while growing up in Belarus. It wasn't until her mid-twenties that her knitting developed beyond a hobby, and a distraction from the hardships of military life, into a career in knitwear design. Currently residing in Alexandria, Virginia, she continues to work on her brand, olgajazzy, and several collaborations while teaching classes and workshops. olgajazzy.com


Saturday October 17, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:00pm

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Natural Colored Fine
Spinner to be Provided

Presenter
WH

Wil Hi Farm

Frozen to take home food: Lamb Sausages: Hot & Sweet Italian, Breakfast Lamb Sausage, Lamb Chorizo and Lamb Kielbasa, frozen lamb to take home- ground lamb, leg of lamb, stew meat, soup chops, shanks, rack of lamb, sausages | | Sheep Breed Display: Natural Colored, Rambouillet (Heidi Simmons) | VENDOR: Booth 3, Bldg E

Saturday October 17, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:00pm

What is Paco-vicuña?
Presenter
avatar for Victory Farm Paco-Vicuñas

Victory Farm Paco-Vicuñas

Victory Farm Paco-Vicunas
Victory Farm is a producer of paco-vicuna fiber. Paco-vicuna is a high end luxury fiber that compares to vicuna in softness. The natural color spectrum ranges from white to mahogany. We offer raw fleece, roving, yarn and limited edition or one-of-a-kind finished garments. Come see and feel this rare exquisite fiber for yourself.

Saturday October 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

1:00pm

Fashion Show Follows Judging
If you plan on entering the contest, add this event to your Sched and post something in your profile that you're competing in MIWW.
http://www.sheepandwool.com/make-it-with-wool/index.asp

Saturday October 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

1:00pm

Make It With Wool Fashion Show
Add this to your Sched if you plan on being in the audience as a spectator. (See the Competitions Session if you are a competitor)
http://www.sheepandwool.com/make-it-with-wool/index.asp


Saturday October 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

1:00pm

Carol K. Russell - Contemporary International Tapestry (1-5 Saturday)
Authors
CK

Carol K. Russell

Authors, Contemporary International Tapestry


Saturday October 17, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:30pm

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Finn
Spinner to be Provided

Presenter
SS

Siri Swanson

Sheep Breed Display: Finn, Dancing Moon Farm

Saturday October 17, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations

Saturday October 17, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

1:30pm

1:30pm

Speaker : Kristine Vejar - Modern Natural Dyer - Tips and Tricks To Dying With Natural Dyes
Modern Natural  Dyer - Tips and Tricks To Dying With Natural Dyes

Authors
avatar for Kristine Vejar

Kristine Vejar

Author, Modern Natural Dyer : A Comprehensive Guide To Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen and Cotton at Home


Saturday October 17, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:30pm

Counting Sheep
Limited Capacity seats available

The project for this workshop is created in a folk-art style. The sheep and the hills beyond them are quite simply rendered. Fluffy white sheep are all in a row across the fore ground, while apple trees brighten the distant hills with pink blooms.  While you learn the basics of needle felting, you’ll “paint” in the mounds of hills. Then continue with the simple poking technique to add the apple trees and sheep.

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

artist, Designs by Lyn
I am a needle felting artist, teacher and the author of Creative Needle Felting, Wool Art with a Painterly Style, published by All American Crafts Publishing Co.  | | I have been teaching needle felting art and exhibiting in solo and group art exhibits for 11 years. My work has been published in numerous national periodicals. I’ve been teaching around the country, at shops, farms, homes, guilds and museums. I have SO enjoyed... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:30pm

Explore & Spin a Plethora of Fibers - Saturday PM
Limited Capacity seats available

So now that you know how to spin wool, you want to explore different breeds of sheep, (Merino, Cotswald, Jacob, Liecester Longwool, Teeswater, to name a few),  feel and spin Huacaya Alpaca, how does Suri Alpaca spin?

What does it look/feel like to spin in the grease, washed or carded? How long of a staple does silk have, do I buy a brick of silk, a hankie, or a cap of silk? How long is the staple of cotton? How soft is Angora Rabbit anyway? Does it need a lot of twist? What is ‘Blooming’? How do I ‘spin on the fold’ with cotton?  How do I spin the mohair to make that gorgeous novelty, curly yarn? Can I spin dog hair?  

You won’t have to search the internet for all different animal breeders/ or walk around the festival finding different animals, You will only have to take Julie’s class at NYSW! You will have over 20 different samples, (Julie is constantly adding fiber samples for you to explore), Each ‘take home’ box will have labeled baggies of fiber samples along with pen and index card for you to write down notes and observations.

Lendrum Spinning Wheels will be provided for you to use or you may bring your own wheel. This is an explorative class of different fibers that will enable you to further research the fibers of your choice later in your spinning career!

Instructors
JW

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (like us on Facebook) has grown to Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora goats, Angora Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle.  | | Julie has been spinning since 1990, and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education.  She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:30pm

Gotta Have Shades
Limited Capacity seats available

This class is all about tinting and shading. You have black and white but you really want grey. Let's get you there. We'll use a variety of blending devices and create tints and shades. Comb, card, hackle our way into variations in our fibers. We'll learn about how to make the most of the shades, how shades and tints change our colors and the best ways to get what we want. Then if time allows, we'll tint and shade some colors.

Instructors
avatar for Amy King

Amy King

I am a shop owner but also an avid spinner and teacher. In 2009 my book Spin Control hit the shelves. It's a book with a lot of knowledgeon a wide range of yarns. That same year I also taught at SOAR and have done other teaching engagements around the country.  I've taught feathered yarns on Knitting Daily. I write articles here and there for spinning publications as time allows. | | Over time I've graduated from buying prepped wools... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:30pm

Needle Felted Faces
Limited Capacity seats available

In this fast paced workshop we will make a face built on a piece of wool felt that can be turned into a hanging Santa ornament or angel.  Students will learn how to layer, roll and twist wool to create a face that is magical.  The skills learned in this class are the same skills needed to make a 3 dimensional form.

Instructors
avatar for Kristen Walsh

Kristen Walsh

Kristen Walsh, daughter and granddaughter of artists, has dabbled in creative things her whole life.  She has been exploring fiber for many years – first knitting, then spinning and now, felting.   | | She has been earning attention for her felting, winning Best in Show at the Old Saybrook Arts Show and the Creativity Award at the Marlborough Art Center, both in Connecticut.  She was also selected as a Best in Show... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bldg 41

1:30pm

Spectacular Silk Singles
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to produce delightful tussah silk singles strong enough for a variety of purposes – knitting, crochet, weaving – and how to handle and finish your silk singles and finished objects for a variety of different results. Fast to produce, fast to work up, beautiful and guaranteed to please, silk singles can be the answer to stunning handspun projects in a very short timeframe.

Instructors
avatar for Abby Franquemont

Abby Franquemont

Abby Franquemont, author of Respect The Spindle, is steeped in the fiber arts since birth. The daughter of field anthropologists studying textile production, she was raised largely in the rural Andes of Peru, where she learned to spin, weave and more starting at the age of five. In 2006, she left a successful career in information technology in order to write and teach full-time about the fiber arts, particularly spinning. Why spinning... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bldg 41

1:30pm

Stitch & Click - Photographing Your Fibers
Limited Capacity seats available

Nothing is more disappointing than finishing a FAB fiber project and not being able to take an equally FAB photo of it. In Stitch & Click we will show you how to take great photos that show off your stitch and fiber work.   Don’t have an expensive camera or fancy photography studio equipment? No worries! We will show you simple tips and tricks to use what you have around the house to create photos that will really show off all that hard work you put into your stitching project.   Bring your digital camera, (ANY digital camera!) and we will play with lighting techniques and tools to help you learn to take the best photos of your fiber work. We’ll also teach you how to make smart choices for picking good basic lighting and DIY photography equipment without breaking the bank.

Instructors
avatar for Shibaguyz

Shibaguyz

CANCELLED IN 2016 | Shannon and Jason are the DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz behind the design studio of Shibaguyz Designz and Shibaguyz Photography.  Shannon's award winning crochet & knit designs have been featured in and on the covers of both US and international publications and he currently has over 300 published patterns credited to his name since his first design was featured on the... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:30pm

Tips and Tricks for Being a Better Spinner - Sat. PM - SOLD OUT
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!

Instructors
avatar for Jacey Boggs Faulkner

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 gigs fewer and further between so don’t miss out!  She’ll teach you tons, make you smile, and maybe Levi (her... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bldg 41

2:00pm

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Herdwick
Saturday October 17, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

2:00pm

“Mad Science”

Saturday October 17, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

2:00pm

Cheese Making Before Your Eyes - Brent Zimmerman, Lime Kiln Farm, ABCheese (Italy)
Limited Capacity seats available

Brent will demonstrate the process of making a whole milk ricotta cheese. It's too hard to source sheep's milk, believe it or not, so he'll use a cow's milk for the demo. But you'll be able to sample 3 different sheep's milk cheeses of different ages to taste the difference, thanks to Dancing Ewe Farm. He'll also explain the process of making a pecorino romano (sheep's milk) and how to use the left over whey to make a fresh Italian style ricotta (no acid added).
www.limekilnfarm.com 



Presenter
BZ

Brent Zimmerman

Lime Kiln Farm
Brent Zimmerman , a life long farmer, has been raising sheep and goats and making cheese in the mountains of Tuscany Italy for the past 25 years.  Recently transferred to the Hudson valley where he is starting his next farming adventure www.limekilnfarm.com, he will be making goat and cow cheeses.  He is the author of the book Author "Get Your Goat" (2011) and travels frequently back to his farm in Italy.

Saturday October 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

2:00pm

Needle Felting Animals Demo - Arturo Ceballos, Cottage on the Hudson
Needle felting farm animals and other life like critters - Arturo Ceballos,
Cottage on the Hudson

Presenter
avatar for Cottage on the Hudson - Arturo

Cottage on the Hudson - Arturo

Self raised, Natural colors and Hand Painted Rovings, Hand Spun Yarns, custom dyes, Hand Knitted gloves, scarves, and hats, Knitting Patterns and kits, Spindle kits, Fiberarts supplies for kids, Felting supplies, Needle felted animals, Angora rabbits an

Saturday October 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

2:00pm

Exotic Breeds Parade, presented by Barn 27 Walking around the Fairgrounds
Gathering point for the parade is at Barn 27 Front.

Saturday October 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

2:00pm

Made in the Moment - Sat. 2:00 - 3:00pm - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to make gorgeous shawl pins and other closures in a small class with a metalsmith!   You will learn how to properly use pliers, cutters and other assorted hand tools and hammers.  Samples will include shawl pins, hair sticks, tea/cocoa twirlers to help students pick a potential direction for their piece.   Instructor will provide all supplies, including copper and bronze wires in a variety of gauges and various hand tools and hammers.

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

2:00pm

White & Natural Colored Sheep Show 'The Black and White Show'
Shows starts with the Natural Colored Fine Wool division, followed by the White Long Wool division, continues tomorrow morning at 8am.

Saturday October 17, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg 37 41.935153, -73.904742

2:00pm

Beth Smith - Spinner's Book of Fleece (2-5 Saturday)
Spinner's Book of Fleece is an essential companion for spinners of all levels, this sheep-by-sheep guide provides fleece profiles of 19 breeds and describes the different spinning methods that produce yarns suitable for a wide range of projects - from lacy shawls to sturdy outerwear. You ll explore the basic characteristics of fleece crimp structure, lock shape, and relative fineness or coarseness and learn how they affect the quality of the yarn you spin. Also included are instructions on proper cleaning and processing techniques for different types of fleece and tips for successful spinning. Choose the right fleece for your project every time, and you ll have enviable control over each step, from washing to spinning to finished item.

Authors
avatar for Beth Smith

Beth Smith

Author, Spinner's Book of Fleece, Storey Books, Workman Publishing
BETH SMITH is renowned for her love of the variety and versatility of sheep breeds, and she teaches the whys and how-tos of preparing and spinning different breeds. For 7 years she owned the Spinning Loft, a shop celebrated for its selection of hard to find quality fleeces. She teaches internationally and writes for PLY, Spin Off and Knittyspin. Visit bethsmithspinning.com to read more.



Saturday October 17, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:30pm

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Leicester Longwool
Presenter
avatar for Maple Frost Farm

Maple Frost Farm

Sheep Breed Display: Leicester Longwool, Kim Mastrianni
Come see a piece of history. Beautiful rare Leicester Longwool sheep prized throughout the world and by the likes of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. | Join us at 1:30 at Shepherds Talk Fiber where Leicester Breeder Keri Boucher will demo the beauty of working with this fiber. | Find us at the Maple Frost Farm Vendor Booth: Spectacular self-raised, Leicester Longwool natural colored and white fleeces, natural and hand dyed locks... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

2:30pm

Drop Spindle Spinning Contest
DROP SPINDLE SPINNING CONTEST
CLASS 043,  LOT F43
Location:  Bldg. E
Saturday, October 18, 2014     2:30pm

Deadline to Enter: 15 minutes before contest starts

PRIZE MONEY: (Awarded in both youth and adult divisions. Youth = 19 yrs and under, Adult 20 yrs old and older)

$15.00 - First Place
$12.00 - Second Place
$10.00 - Third Place
$8.00 - Fourth Place
$6.00 - Fifth Place

Rules:


  1.  Contestants must bring their own hand Drop Spindles.


  2. A set weight of prepared roving will be provided.



  3. Spinners will spin for 15 minutes.



  4. When time is up, the spun yarn will be skeined, measured and judged.



  5. Judge’s decision is final.



  6. Adult and youth winners will be awarded on number of YARDS SPUN.



  7. Completion of roving before time is up will add one point per minute to the score.



  8. Breakage will result in a subtraction of one point per break.



  9. No entry fee.



Entries close at the start of the competition.

Saturday October 17, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

2:30pm

Speaker : Irwin Richman - Heritage Gardens and Heirloom Seeds
Heritage Gardens and Heirloom Seeds

Authors
IR

Irwin Richman

Author, Heritage Gardens and Heirloom Seeds : Melded Cultures With A Pennsylvania German Accent
Irwin Richman has spent all or part of sixty-five summers in the Catskills. The author of The Catskills in Vintage Postcards, Hudson River from New York City to Albany, and Sullivan County: Borscht Belt, he is a professor of American studies at the Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg. In Catskill Hotels he takes us through the silver age and the golden age of one of America's great resort areas and invites us to learn and to share... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:30pm

Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations
Watch border collies and other herding dogs manage a small herd of animals


Saturday October 17, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

3:00pm

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Baby Doll
Spinner to be Provided

Presenter
DR

Deb Rendon

Sheep Breed Display: Babydoll Southdowns, Deb Rendon

Saturday October 17, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

3:00pm

Spinning Demonstrations by Various Farms
The camelid barn hosts spinning demonstrations as well as a breed display.

Saturday October 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

3:00pm

Designer Allison Jane
Allison Jane

Allison Jane is a vagabond knitter, designing and knitting on the road as she travels. She lives the fear of having knitting needles and supplies confiscated by over-eager airport security every couple of weeks; and will hopefully one day have more than a few ziplock bags of yarn. A former welder and carpenter, she enjoys working in a medium that leads to relatively few burns and injuries, and almost never gets splinters anymore. Follow her nifty work at allisonjaneknits.com


Saturday October 17, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

3:15pm

Made in the Moment - Sat. 3:15 - 4:15pm - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to make gorgeous shawl pins and other closures in a small class with a metalsmith!   You will learn how to properly use pliers, cutters and other assorted hand tools and hammers.  Samples will include shawl pins, hair sticks, tea/cocoa twirlers to help students pick a potential direction for their piece.   Instructor will provide all supplies, including copper and bronze wires in a variety of gauges and various hand tools and hammers.

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Saturday October 17, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Bldg 41

3:30pm

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Shropshire
Presenter
JR

Jessica Rugar

Sheep Breed Display: Shropshire

Saturday October 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

3:30pm

Chop Stick Knitting Contest
PRE-REG PREFERRED CONTEST - Walk-ins welcome!
CHOP STICK KNITTING CONTEST
CLASS 045 , LOT F45
Location:  Bldg. E
Saturday, October 18, 2014     3:30pm

What You’ll See: People knit as much as they can, as fast as they can, in 15 minutes - using chopsticks. It’s a hoot

PRIZE MONEY: (Awarded in both youth and adult divisions. Youth = 19 yrs and under, Adult 20 yrs old and older)

$15.00 - First Place
$12.00 - Second Place
$10.00 - Third Place
$8.00 - Fourth Place
$6.00 - Fifth Place

Rules:

  1. Contestants will be provided with worsted weight wool yarn donated by Bartlett Yarns (Booth B39).

  2. Contestants will be provided with a pair of Chop Stick Knitting Needles.

  3. Before timing begins, contestants will cast twenty stitches on knitting needles in any way they prefer.

  4. Knitters will knit for 15 minutes.

  5. When time is up, the swatch will be judged and measured by the rows knitted.

  6. Judges decision is final.

  7. No entry fee.


Entries close at the start of the competition.


Saturday October 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

3:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Saturday October 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

3:30pm

Speaker : Margaret Radcliffe - Bring Out The Best - Knitting Your Variegated and Hand Painted Yarns
Bring Out The Best - Knitting Your Variegated and Hand Painted Yarns

Authors
MR

Margaret Radcliffe

Authors, Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques


Saturday October 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

3:30pm

Garlic Basil Lamb Burgers - Tom Sneller - Culinary Arts Professor, CIA, Butchery Specialist
Limited Capacity seats available

Grind, season and pan sear lamb burgers-including boning an trimming a lamb shoulder
butcherinfoblog.blogspot.com 

Presenter
TS

Tom Schneller

For the past seventeen years Chef Thomas Schneller has taught the butchery classes at the Culinary Institute of America. He is classicaly trained in all forms of butchery and grew up in a family meat business in Kingston NY. Chef Schneller also owned and operated his own restaurant and catering company. He is the author of a butchery focused book "Meat Identification, Fabrication and Utilization," which offers basic guidance in breaking down a... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

3:45pm

Steve Charney & Harry Comedy Show
Saturday October 17, 2015 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

4:00pm

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Livestock Conservancy
Presenter
avatar for Marie Minnich

Marie Minnich

Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM, Marushka Farms
Shepherds Talk Fiber: Livestock Conservancy

Saturday October 17, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

4:00pm

Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations
Watch border collies and other herding dogs manage a small herd of animals

Saturday October 17, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

4:00pm

What's the Difference between a Llama and an Alpaca?
Presenter
avatar for Spitter's 4H Club

Spitter's 4H Club

Leader, 4-H Spitters Club
We are a 4-H Camelids Club located in Dutchess County, New York comprised of 14 members ranging in ages of 7-17 years old. Our club participates in many activities throughout the year, allowing us to showcase our animals while educating the public about the importance of 4-H. We are future leaders in training and are fortunate to have 4-H in our lives that nurtures and supports these types of initiatives. In addition, 7 (5 youth and 2 adults... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638
 
Sunday, October 18
 

8:00am

Workshop Parking in E Lot 3 for Early Morning Classes
See Map for E Lot 3 area for closest access to the 4H Gate for early morning Workshops. That is the ONLY gate you can get into. Mulberry St entrance is CLOSED and does not open early enough for you to enter there. NEW: You may only enter the Fairgrounds 4H Gate before public open hours if your workshop is at 9am.

Volunteers
avatar for Karen Santucci

Karen Santucci

Workshop Manager, New York State Sheep and Wool Festival

Sunday October 18, 2015 8:00am - 8:30am
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

8:30am

White & Natural Wool Sheep Show 'The Black and White Show' continued
with Natural Colored Long Wool followed by White Wool Fine, White Wool Medium and Natural Colored Medium Wool. Please be ready to show at scheduled time. We will immediately follow with Supreme White Ram, Supreme White Ewe, Supreme White Fleece, Supreme Natural Colored Ram, Supreme Natural Colored Ewe, & Supreme Natural Colored Fleece.

Sunday October 18, 2015 8:30am - 11:00am
Bldg 37 41.935153, -73.904742

9:00am

Made in the Moment - Sun. 9-10 am - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to make gorgeous shawl pins and other closures in a small class with a metalsmith!   You will learn how to properly use pliers, cutters and other assorted hand tools and hammers.  Samples will include shawl pins, hair sticks, tea/cocoa twirlers to help students pick a potential direction for their piece.   Instructor will provide all supplies, including copper and bronze wires in a variety of gauges and various hand tools and hammers.

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Bldg 41

9:00am

Spinning on a Turkish Spindle
Limited Capacity seats available

This class is for students who have some experience spinning on a drop spindle, and who are interested in learning how to spin on a Turkish Spindle. This is not a beginning spindling class. This class will cover parts of the spindle, spinning a leader, learning the half hitch, and learning how to wind beautiful cops on your spindle. Color management using a Turkish Spindle will also be covered. We will also learn to ply your “turtles”!

Instructors
avatar for Sharon Blatz

Sharon Blatz

Sharon Blatz is local to the Hudson Valley. She has taken her love of teaching (she is a related service provider in a local school district), and applied it to teaching night and Saturday knitting classes at her LYS. Sharon is active on Ravelry, and is also the host of a weekly audio podcast, TVknittingpodcast.  | | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TVknittingpodcast?ref=hl | Ravelry: Stitchmistress | Twitter... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Bldg 41

9:00am

All the Single...Yarns
Limited Capacity seats available

Anyone that knows me, knows I love my singles yarns. Thin, energized, worsted, bulky, fancy, even, thick/thin....all of them. If you like them too and want to make better singles that are not meant for plying then this is the class. I'll go over how to make the singles, how to tell if you're going about it right, how to perfect them and how to finish them off.

Instructors
avatar for Amy King

Amy King

I am a shop owner but also an avid spinner and teacher. In 2009 my book Spin Control hit the shelves. It's a book with a lot of knowledgeon a wide range of yarns. That same year I also taught at SOAR and have done other teaching engagements around the country.  I've taught feathered yarns on Knitting Daily. I write articles here and there for spinning publications as time allows. | | Over time I've graduated from buying prepped wools... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Beginning Wheel Spinning - Sun. AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the basics of a spinning wheel, (Double Treadle Lendrum Spinning Wheels will be provided for your use in class),  Learn how to draft the fibers and allow the twisted fibers to slide through your fingers onto the spool. Learn how to change spools, spin more fiber onto a second spool, and then ply the two singles together.   You will make yarn right before your eyes.  You will learn how to measure your finished yarn on a Niddy Noddy.  Take home your first homespun skein of yarn and enjoy.

Instructors
JW

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (like us on Facebook) has grown to Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora goats, Angora Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle.  | | Julie has been spinning since 1990, and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education.  She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Eye to Eye
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn needle felting in this 3 hr. workshop. Enjoy using beautifully colored wool roving to render this fun work of art. You’ll embed the roving into a wool fabric background with an embedding “needle”, just poking it as it sinks into the fabric and begins to look like paint. It’s a surprisingly easy process as well as fun and forgiving. What could be better than that? The distant mountains add a lovely colorful band behind the llamas and sheep, which will be created precisely and accurately using a stencil technique. You’ll leave with a finished piece ready to hang!

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

artist, Designs by Lyn
I am a needle felting artist, teacher and the author of Creative Needle Felting, Wool Art with a Painterly Style, published by All American Crafts Publishing Co.  | | I have been teaching needle felting art and exhibiting in solo and group art exhibits for 11 years. My work has been published in numerous national periodicals. I’ve been teaching around the country, at shops, farms, homes, guilds and museums. I have SO enjoyed... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Intro to Rug Hooking - 3 hr Sunday AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will introduce students to the wonderful world of traditional rug hooking. We will learn the technique of pulling cut wool strips into a backing to form neat rows of loops, creating a cheerful mat suitable for a mug rug or small footstool cover.

Instructors
avatar for Maureen Rugar

Maureen Rugar

I first learned of Rug Hooking while dating my husband in 1977. His grandmother, Gertrude Schaller, thought that I should learn how to be a hooker if I was going to enter the family. Quite honestly the project she gave me did not exactly cause me to want to learn- it was a very boring “broken glass” design. I did love the work she did, all the wonderful finely shaded flower rugs, as I was a floral designer and was drawn to the amazing colors... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Speed Vessels: Focus on Form - Sun. AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover how many amazing and varied vessels you can make in one day using the seamless flat resist method and New England Felting Supply’s quick-felting Short Fiber Merino Batt.  In addition to learning the basics of the flat resist method of creating 3D forms, this beginner-friendly class will focus on shaping.

Instructors
avatar for Carolann Tebbetts

Carolann Tebbetts

Visual Art Teacher, Milford Public Schools
Felting is as essential to Carolann as air and food! A week without time in her fiber studio is a calamity. She has been felting for 8 years using a variety of techniques and is in her 6th year of teaching in various venues. Although well versed in virtually all felting techniques, Carolann focuses her teaching on the flat resist method for vessels and handbags. During the school year she teaches visual art at the high school level in central... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Spindle Plying
Limited Capacity seats available

Many spinners enjoy using their spindles to produce singles, but find themselves turning to their wheels when they want to ply. Learn techniques and tricks to make plying easier, faster and more portable with your spindles, and how to achieve several plying structures (as well as why you would want to).

Instructors
avatar for Abby Franquemont

Abby Franquemont

Abby Franquemont, author of Respect The Spindle, is steeped in the fiber arts since birth. The daughter of field anthropologists studying textile production, she was raised largely in the rural Andes of Peru, where she learned to spin, weave and more starting at the age of five. In 2006, she left a successful career in information technology in order to write and teach full-time about the fiber arts, particularly spinning. Why spinning... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

The OH! Of Math
Limited Capacity seats available

Math… love it or hate it, math is an essential part of every stitcher's life and in this class we’ll have you geeking out on crochet and knit math with our super easy methods for everything from averaging the number of decreases to calculating your gauge, figuring yarn amounts for your next project to… well… even altering existing or writing your own patterns! That's right… we're going to unveil the secrets that we use every day in our design studio to create everything from afghans and hats to runway couture. You’ll have more OH! moments than an herbal shampoo commercial!

Instructors
avatar for Shibaguyz

Shibaguyz

CANCELLED IN 2016 | Shannon and Jason are the DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz behind the design studio of Shibaguyz Designz and Shibaguyz Photography.  Shannon's award winning crochet & knit designs have been featured in and on the covers of both US and international publications and he currently has over 300 published patterns credited to his name since his first design was featured on the... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Woven Wall Workshop Basket - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This multipurpose basket is a great introductory basketmaking project!  Whatever your workshop or work area looks like, this basket that can be hung on a wall or can sit on a table is sure to be a welcome addition.   Measuring 6”l x 2”w x 5”h, it is just what you need to hold your tools or contain some of that paper clutter so much a part of being creative.  Instruction provided will allow participants an opportunity to complete a basket with a filled base, one woven with a continuous weave, and finished off with a flexible leather handle.

Instructors
avatar for Mary Ann Williams

Mary Ann Williams

I made my first basket late one afternoon after a challenging day as an elementary teacher…it was a disaster!  However I found this craft engaging and my twenty-five year relationship with basketmaking began.  I have increased my skills and love for baskets by seeking out and taking workshops whenever and wherever I can.  I am particularly grateful to Wendy Jensen, Joann Kelly Catsos, and Lita Leichter for getting me started... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Become a Pick-Up Artist
Limited Capacity seats available

Think that plain weave is all you can do on a rigid-heddle loom? Meet the pick-up stick! With this simple tool you can create patterns galore.

Instructors
avatar for Liz Gipson

Liz Gipson

Liz Gipson is passionate about yarn—growing it, spinning it, making it do tricks, and then sharing this passion with others. In particular, Liz loves introducing newcomers to the wonderful world of weaving and helping existing weavers weave better. | | She is the author of Weaving Made Easy, and instructor in Slots and Holes: 3 Ways to Warp Your Rigid Heddle Loom and Life After Warping: Weaving Well on the Rigid Heddle Loom... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Tunisian Crochet in the Round
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to make fantastic accessories, and even garments in the round in your favorite tunisian stitches without a double ended hook! Learn how to join rounds for a simple hat in class, a skill that can be used for almost any circular project, cowls, sweaters even mitts or socks!

SPONSORED BY WEBS

Instructors
avatar for Sara Delaney

Sara Delaney

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Sara Delaney learned to crochet at her memaire's knee at the age of seven, and knitting came two years later. Since rediscovering her love of yarn she's been teaching at WEBS, and is an author atnd Craftsy instructor.  When she's not craftling, she's collecting eggs from her chickens, making maple syrup with her husband, or hip-deep in the daunting yet joyful task of raising two teenage girls.  Ravelry.com/designers/sara-delaney... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

V Wrap Shawl
Limited Capacity seats available

Create a cozy felt wrap. Learn a unique layout technique employing g a template to wet felt a stylish, versatile Merino Wool wrap that can be worn a variety of ways. Make yours casual or elegant by your choice of color and embellishing fiber. This is a great project for experimenting with color and surface design.

Instructors
avatar for Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson is a felting instructor and fiber artist at Luckystone Feltworks Studio in the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, New York. Her passion for feltmaking began innocently enough 20 years ago, at a family workshop mentored by her sister Polly Stirling- the internationally known “inventor” of nuno felt.  | | Robin continued her study with many master feltmakers. As her felting experience grew, so did her itch to... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Wild Basketry: Twining with Nature
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever looked around outside and wondered what you could make with the abundance of natural materials growing in your yard? In this workshop you will learn how to take grasses, cattails, daylily leaves, and many other natural materials and create twined baskets. We’ll cover both two and three strand twining as well as adding embellishments. During the workshop we will discuss how to identify, harvest, and prepare a variety of local materials and then use them to create a unique basket. Cattails, grasses, ornamental foliage, daylily leaves and several other locally harvested plants will be provided for students to make their basket. If you are excited about using found natural materials to create art and learning a fun and unique new skill, then join us! Everyone will leave with a basket, the skills to create more pieces in the future, and inspiration to explore your local landscape.

Instructors
avatar for Katie Grove

Katie Grove

Going out into the forests and fields, harvesting materials from nature, and sitting down in the sun to weave a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is an artist and educator whose passion is to guide people in connecting to their creative self through the combination of art and nature. Through nature-based arts such as basketry, plant dyes, felting, and weaving she creates an environment where individuals can explore... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

2015 Festival Art Contest Show (vote 4 your favorite) $1500 first prize!
May 1, 2015
Dear Artist,

Our contest is becoming popular. Please read the 2015 contest rules completely, especially RULES #4 and #6. In an effort to depart from past designs, we’re specifically seeking non-bordered art. The judging committee seek original, new, clever artistic renditions that appeal to both men and women. We debated our design parameters that remain important for future artists to consider when designing for this competition. 1) Ability to read everything even if printed on small and large products (mugs, 5" wide palm card, advertising, shirts). 2) Original and unique concept not reminiscent of other festival artwork in the world 3) Unisex appeal (tricky since most of our attendees are women) 4) Simple color scheme to accommodate 4 or 5 color discharge screen printing process. Art is art none-the-less, and we appreciate all of your efforts and spirit of playing the game. You can't win unless you try.  These tips should help improve previous entrants make the bar in the next attempt, which the committee strongly encourages.

We look forward to displaying the top 10 entries at this year's Festival for all to see. Good luck and have fun! Get on the special mailing list to get contest updates, changes and reminders!

- Art Contest Committee


Sunday October 18, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

10:00am

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Cotswold
Spinner to be Provided
Presenters: Christine Crossman/Cece Tkaczyk 

Presenter
avatar for Christine Crossman

Christine Crossman

Fleece Sale, Breed Display: Cotswolds, Ewetopia Farm
Breeding Cotswolds for 25 years, located in Whitehall NY. Producing winning quality fleeces since 1997. We have 40 to 50 registered white lambs per year. We have registered breeding stock, fleeces, and tanned hides for sale from the farm. We will be in the Breed Barn Display, Show ring on Sunday AM and fleece show and sale. Be glad to visit and answer questions all weekend.

Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:00am

What is a Pygora Goat?
Presenter
CA

Creekside Acres Fiber Farm

Creekside Acres is a small, family run farm located in the heart of the Hudson Valley. We started our farm in 2006 as a hobby farm for fun with just two alpacas. Now, we have a foundation herd of pygora goats, alpacas and a llama. | All of our animals are friendly, handled on a regular basis and are included in 4-H programs. Our main breeding goals are for a sound, social temperament and fiber production. Our animals have color, softness, and... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

10:00am

Designer Bristol Ivy
Bristol Ivy

Bristol Ivy is a knitting teacher and designer from Portland, Maine. Her work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, while still maintaining knitterly appeal.


Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Judith Durant - Little One Skein Wonders (10-12 Sunday)
Little One Skein Wonders
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Authors
avatar for Judith Durant

Judith Durant

Authors, Cable Left, Cable Right : 94 Knitted Cables
Judith Durant is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; the author of Cable Left, Cable Right, Increase, Decrease, and Knit One, Bead Too; and the co-author of Knitting Know-How. Durant has been knitting for more than 50 years and has been writing and editing for more than 30 years. She currently lives in Lowell, Massachusetts.


Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Fleece to Shawl Competition - Judging Starts After 1pm
PRE-REG REQUIRED CONTEST
FLEECE TO SHAWL COMPETITION
DEPARTMENT 110; CLASS 042; LOT F42
Location: Building E
Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm (Judging follow competition after 1pm)

Prize Money:
$500.00 - First Place
$300.00 - Second Place
$200.00 - Third place
$100.00 - Fourth Place
$100.00 - Fifth Place
$100.00 - Sixth Place

$50.00 FOR BEST USE OF COLOR.
$50.00 FOR BEST USE OF PATTERN.

ADDITIONAL $25.00 AWARD FOR THE BEST USE OF NATURAL DYE.
READ COMPLETE RULES

Presenter

Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

10:00am

Edie Eckman - The Crochet Answer Book, 2nd Edition (10-1:30 Sunday)
The Crochet Answer Book, 2nd Edition
Edie Eckman's classic Q&A reference book has been updated with helpful answers to even more of your burning crochet questions. From beginning basics like yarn styles, stitch types, and necessary tools to detailed outlines of more advanced techniques, you can trust Eckman to deliver straightforward guidance and plenty of encouragement. With illustrations for left-handed crocheters and tips for broomstick lace, linked stitches, crochet cables, and more, "The Crochet Answer Book" is full of expert advice on every page.
Reach out to Edie on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, Instagram or Ravelry.                               

Authors
avatar for Edie Eckman

Edie Eckman

Authors, Crochet One Skein Wonders For Babies
Edie Eckman is the author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Around the Corner Crochet Borders,Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, The Crochet Answer Book, andChristmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree, as well as co-editor of Crochet One-Skein Wonders® and Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies. She is a nationally known teacher, designer, writer, and editor in both the crochet and knitting... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 1:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Iza Trapani - Old King Cole (10-2 Sunday)
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?

Authors
avatar for Iza Trapani

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

10:00am

Nancy Shaw - Sheep Go To Sleep (10-2 Sunday)
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.

Authors
avatar for Nancy Shaw

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 →



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

10:00am

Margaret Radcliffe - Essential Guide To Color Knitting Techniques (10-3 Sunday)
Essential Guide to Color Knitting will give you confidence with colorwork and jazz up your knitting with the complexity and visual appeal of multicolor patterns. Margaret Radcliffe's practical advice and step-by-step instruction unravel the intricacies of combining two or more yarn colors and reveal a beautiful world of limitless design possibilites. From simple tricks for making multicolor yarns more exciting to the precise details of managing stranding and intarsia, here are all the inspiring options for playing with color in knitting.

Authors
MR

Margaret Radcliffe

Authors, Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques



Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Fleece Sale - Wool, Alpaca, Mohair
Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Spit-Roasting Lamb Demonstration and Sampling - Sean Lacy
Sean Lacy of Sean's Private Catering will showcase how to setup and spitroast lamb. Learn seasoning, cooking times and heating methods. Come by when it's done for a taste. Across from Area F on the map.  http://seansprivatecatering.com

Presenter
SL

Sean Lacy

Meat Cutter, Sausage Maker, Adams Faireacre Farms, Sean's Private Catering
Sean Lacy has been working in the local food industry for over 12 years.  For the last 6 years, he has been providing the Hudson Valley with quality catering services and food logistics.  He is a full time meat cutter and gourmet sausage maker at Adams Fairacre Farms in Newburgh, NY.  He can provide simple, inexpensive barbeque to multi course plated service and everything in between. His butchery demonstrations fascinate audiences... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

10:00am

On-going barn loom weaving demos - Bruce and Zelma Barrett
This is not a demo of "continuous weaving" used with a triangle loom. There are several demo of many things happening continuously throughout the day. ;)

Presenter
Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm
Century Museum

10:00am

Workshops - Full Day, Half Day 10am-4pm - See Catalog

Volunteers
avatar for Karen Santucci

Karen Santucci

Workshop Manager, New York State Sheep and Wool Festival


Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 4:15pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

Cecelia Campochiaro - Sequence Knitting (10-5 Sunday)
Authors
CC

Cecelia Campochiaro

Authors, Sequence Knitting


Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Corrina Ferguson - Warm Days Cool Nights (10-5 Sunday)
Authors
CF

Corrina Ferguson

Authors, Warm Days Cool Nights


Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Heather Zoppetti - Unexpected Cables (9-5 Sunday)
In Unexpected Cables author Heather Zoppetti has crafted a fresh, modern, flattering collection of 18 knitted garments. She perfectly captures the essence of the iconic knitted cable and makes cabled designs decidedly fashion-forward!

Authors
avatar for Heather Zoppetti

Heather Zoppetti

Author, Unexpected Cables, Interweave
Heather Zoppetti is a knitwear designer, teacher, and author of Everyday Lace (Interweave, 2014) and Unexpected Cables (Interweave, 2015). She lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with her husband and yarn collection. Heather is the owner and founder of Stitch Sprouts, a company dedicated to helping your stitches grow.



Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Janice Sonnen - Penny Rugs: Sewing Wool Applique (10-5 Sunday)
Authors
JS

Janice Sonnen

Authors, Penny Rugs: Sewing Wool Applique


Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Kristine Vejar - Modern Natural Dyer: Comprehensive Guide (10-5 Sunday)
Thousands of natural materials can produce glorious color the insect cochineal produces pink, maroon, and purple, and more than 500 species of plants produce indigo blue. Now, in "The Modern Natural Dyer," expert Kristine Vejar shares the most user-friendly techniques for dyeing yarn, fabric, and finished goods at home with foraged and garden-raised dyestuffs as well as with convenient natural dye extracts. Demystifying the "magic," Vejar explains in explicit, easy-to-follow detail how to produce consistent, long-lasting color. With stunning photography of the dyes themselves, the dyeing process, and 20 projects for home and wardrobe (some to knit, some to sew, and some just a matter of submerging a finished piece in a prepared bath), "The Modern Natural Dyer" is a complete resource for aspiring and experienced dye artisans

Authors
avatar for Kristine Vejar

Kristine Vejar

Author, Modern Natural Dyer : A Comprehensive Guide To Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen and Cotton at Home



Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Lisa Bogart - Knit, Purl, Pray (10-5 Sunday)
Knit, Purl, Pray is for the knitter who recognizes that when she is creating something beautiful with yarn, it is also a way to be quiet and reflect. These devotions make the connection between knitting and all kinds of things from joy and service to boredom and confession. These reflections help the reader think about the craft they love in a new way and perhaps see their problems as something that can be unraveled and reworked into something beautiful. Each new day is an opportunity to create something new.

Authors
avatar for Lisa Bogart

Lisa Bogart

Authors, Knit, Purl, Pray
Both a gifted writer and accomplished knitter, Lisa Bogart practices both of her passions every day. Her award-winning devotions have appeared in several publications, including Guideposts, she has gifted over 70 sweaters to Guideposts Knit for Kids, and she is the author of Come on In: Taking the Hassle Out of Hospitality. 



Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Margaret Hubert - Customize Your Crochet
Customize Your Crochet



Authors
avatar for Margaret Hubert

Margaret Hubert

Authors, Customize Your Crochet
Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books, including Plus Size Crochet, Knits for Men, Knit or Crochet--Have It Your Way, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, The Granny Square Book, Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters, and Runway Crochet. She has enjoyed a lifelong career designing both crochet and knit patterns for yarn companies and book and magazine publishers. Hubert... Read More →


Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

POM POM Quarterly (featuring special guest designers 9-5 Sunday)
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 Quarterly 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! 

See more on  Pinterest or Instagram and communitcate on Facebook or share a Tweet.

Authors
avatar for POM POM

POM POM

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 →



Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Syliva Jorrin - The Improbable Shepherd : More Stories from Sylvia's Farm (10-5 Sunday)
With Sylvia’s Farm, Sylvia Jorrín shared her journey of becoming a farmer through personal stories that brought comfort to many, inspiring them to follow their own dreams. Continuing from where her first book left off, The Improbable Shepherd presents a series of vignettes, essays, and thought-provoking personal journal entries that together create a vivid depiction of the world of Sylvia’s farm.

Nearly a decade after the publication of her first book, Sylvia’s life has gotten no easier; too many tasks, with too little time, help, or money available. Yet each day continues to present the improbable shepherdess with new opportunities to appreciate the peace and unexpected joys that farm life brings.

Despite occasional challenges, Sylvia stays, as she has stayed for more than 20 years, on her farm in the Catskill Mountains; she stays, and she endures. The Improbable Shepherd contrasts the gentle beauty of a life surrounded by nature, raising her own animals from birth and living a life of devout independence, with the sometimes shocking difficulties of life on a farm.

Including personal recipes, photos, and illustrations, The Improbable Shepherd immerses the reader fully in Sylvia’s farm, echoing her own experiences living with the land. Appealing to those who loved Sylvia’s first book and want to return, as well as for all the newcomers who have yet to discover Sylvia’s powerful prose and earnest message, The Improbable Shepherd will inspire you to follow your dreams, whatever they may be.

Authors
avatar for Sylvia Jorrin

Sylvia Jorrin

Author, The Improbable Shepherd, Hatherleigh Press, Random House.
SYLVIA JORRIN has been a farmer in Delaware County, New York for 25 years. Hers is one of the few large livestock farms in the New York City Watershed owned and operated by a woman. For 20 years she has published stories about her life on the farm in the Delaware County Times, and on her website, www.sylviasfarm.com. In addition, her writings on agriculture have been published in many of the region’s magazines and newspapers. Sylvia's house... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

View handmade fiber art competition entries on display all day
SKEIN & HANDMADE ITEM CONTESTS
What You’ll See: Displays of pre-judged works
Bldg: E

Information for Contestants


PRIZE MONEY:
$15.00 - First Place
$12.00 - Second Place
$10.00 - Third Place
$8.00 - Fourth Place
$6.00 - Fifth Place
                         
SPECIAL AWARDS:
Best Skein: $25.00 plus rosette
Best Knitted Item: $25.00 plus rosette
Best Crocheted Item: $25.00 plus rosette
Best Woven Item: $25.00 plus rosette
Best Felted Item: $25.00 plus rosette
Best Hooked Item: $25.00 plus rosette
BEST IN SHOW: $25.00 plus rosette


  • Elmendorph Handspinners Guild: $25.00 for Best Skein spun by a new spinner (spinning for less than 1 year)

  • Elmendorph Handspinners Guild: $25.00 for Best of Show skein

  • Elmendorph Handspinners Guild: $25.00 "Susan Stapleford Memorial Award" for best skein spun on a drop spindle

  • Ulster County Handspinners Guild: $25.00 for best handspun handmade article


READ RULES FOR BOTH CONTESTS


Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

10:00am

NEW!! Mixed-Media Wet Felting: Vessels and Bowls Ages 7+
Project available all day Saturday, $12

Did you know tennis balls make amazing fiber arts tools? This project invites participants to experience wet felting over a form, in this case tennis balls, to create hollow vessels and bowls from wool fiber! The wet felt can be cut away from the tennis ball form, then stretched and sculpted to create a variety of shapes and sizes, and embellished with stitching, beads, and felt patchwork. Make a sweet fiber bowl and fill it with treasures!

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors
avatar for fiberflame

fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

10:00am

Two by Two Petting Zoo
Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Area 13 41.936316, -73.907194

10:00am

Upcycled Sweater Stitching: Stuffies & Pillows Ages 10+
Project available Saturday and Sunday, $14

This sewing project makes use of felted wool sweaters and introduces the idea of crafting with recycled materials.  Participants have the choice of creating stuffed friends or simple patchwork pillows, hand-stitched and embellished with wool yarn and felt.

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors
avatar for fiberflame

fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

10:00am

Wet Felting: Beaded Necklaces & Bracelets Ages 4+
Project available all day Saturday, $10

Using wool roving, soap and water, participants roll a set of wet-felted round beads and experience a simple wet felting process.  Using waxed linen and a needle, children (with assistance of adults), will string their beads to create a fun finished necklace or bracelet! Add a piece of leather, woven or felted wool for extra texture and design elements!

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors
avatar for fiberflame

fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

10:00am

Wet Felting: Collage Cards Ages 5+
Project available Saturday and Sunday, $12

This project offers participants the experience of creating a flat wet-felted piece, using soap, water and a plastic bag! The colorful felted sheet can be cut and collaged to create a set of unique greeting cards, or added to an embroidery project!

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors
avatar for fiberflame

fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

10:00am

Yarn “Painting” Embroidery - Ages 3+
Project available all weekend, $10

This simple, free-style embroidery project makes use of wool yarn and is great for little ones to get the feel of stitching! Children will use a piece of burlap stretched in an embroidery hoop, a plastic needle and wool yarn to create abstract or simple designs, and voila, a “yarn painting!” Older children or adults are encouraged to use the same materials to create more complicated embroidery designs!

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors
avatar for fiberflame

fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

10:00am

Shopping! Find a Vendor
Find a vendor by keyword search on our searchable vendor list.
http://www.sheepandwool.com/vendors/vendor-list/

Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

10:15am

Made in the Moment - Sun. 10:15 -11:15am - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to make gorgeous shawl pins and other closures in a small class with a metalsmith!   You will learn how to properly use pliers, cutters and other assorted hand tools and hammers.  Samples will include shawl pins, hair sticks, tea/cocoa twirlers to help students pick a potential direction for their piece.   Instructor will provide all supplies, including copper and bronze wires in a variety of gauges and various hand tools and hammers.

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:30am

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Soay
Presenter
AB

Annie Bourke

Sheep Breed Display: Soay, Cairnomohr Farm
Exhibitor=Sheep

Sunday October 18, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:30am

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations

Sunday October 18, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

10:30am

Speaker : Cecelia Campochiaro - Genesis of Sequence Knitting
Genesis of Sequence Knitting

Authors
CC

Cecelia Campochiaro

Authors, Sequence Knitting


Sunday October 18, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Gotland
Presenter
avatar for Nussbaum's River Bend

Nussbaum's River Bend

Owner, Shelley Nussbaum
Sheep Breed Display: Gotland | Gotlands are a multipurpose, medium sized sheep. Ewes and Rams are both | Polled, and naturally short-tailed. | They produce a dense, single-coated, lustrous fleece that is even and curly. | Ewes lamb easily, have a high lambing rate and produce abundant milk. | Gotlands have a calm friendly nature. | Meat is fine grained and tender. |

Sunday October 18, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:00am

11:00am

“Mad Science”

Sunday October 18, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

11:00am

Herbed Sheep's Milk Ricotta Tart - Siena Wright, Duo Restaurant, Kington, NY
Limited Capacity seats available

Herbed Sheep's Milk Ricotta Tart

Presenter
SW

Siena Wright

Siena is the production baker and dessert maker for Duo Restaurant, Kingston, NY

Sunday October 18, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

11:00am

11:00am

Susanna L. Hill - Can't Sleep Without Sheep (11-4:30 Sunday)
Susanna L. Hill has a number of wonderful books, but we always love to bring Can't Sleep Without Sheep.  Whenever Ava can't sleep, she counts sheep. But Ava takes so long to fall asleep, it's the sheep that are growing tired-until finally, they quit! When the sheep promise to find a replacement that Ava can count on, chaos ensues as chickens, cows, pigs, hippos, and more try their hand at jumping over Ava's fence. Finding the perfectly peaceful replacement for sheep might not be so easy after all.

To see more of this wonderful author visit her website http://susannahill.blogspot.com/  (it is another great treat).


Authors
avatar for Susanna Leonard Hill

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 →



Sunday October 18, 2015 11:00am - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:15am

11:15am

Learning Magic Loop - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

If you have never tried knitting in the round for a sock or mitten, and/or want an alternative to double point needles this class is for you! Topics covered will be casting on, learning to manipulate the loop and knitting a tube.

Instructors
avatar for Sharon Blatz

Sharon Blatz

Sharon Blatz is local to the Hudson Valley. She has taken her love of teaching (she is a related service provider in a local school district), and applied it to teaching night and Saturday knitting classes at her LYS. Sharon is active on Ravelry, and is also the host of a weekly audio podcast, TVknittingpodcast.  | | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TVknittingpodcast?ref=hl | Ravelry: Stitchmistress | Twitter... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 11:15am - 1:15pm
Bldg 41

11:30am

Read Aloud Children's Story Time: Children's authors Nancy Shaw, Iza Trapani and Susanna L. Hill
Authors
avatar for Susanna Leonard Hill

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 →
avatar for Nancy Shaw

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 →
avatar for Iza Trapani

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

11:30am

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Jacob
Spinner to be Provided

Presenter
CT

Cecilia Tkaczyk

Baryton Hill Jacobs
Shepherds Talk Fiber: Jacob

Sunday October 18, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:30am

Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations
Watch border collies and other herding dogs manage a small herd of animals

Sunday October 18, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

11:30am

Made in the Moment - Sun. 11:30-12:30 - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to make gorgeous shawl pins and other closures in a small class with a metalsmith!   You will learn how to properly use pliers, cutters and other assorted hand tools and hammers.  Samples will include shawl pins, hair sticks, tea/cocoa twirlers to help students pick a potential direction for their piece.   Instructor will provide all supplies, including copper and bronze wires in a variety of gauges and various hand tools and hammers.

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →




Sunday October 18, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

11:45am

Steve Charney & Harry Comedy Show
Sunday October 18, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

12:00pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Sunday October 18, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

12:00pm

All About Alpacas
Presenter
CA

Creekside Acres Fiber Farm

Creekside Acres is a small, family run farm located in the heart of the Hudson Valley. We started our farm in 2006 as a hobby farm for fun with just two alpacas. Now, we have a foundation herd of pygora goats, alpacas and a llama. | All of our animals are friendly, handled on a regular basis and are included in 4-H programs. Our main breeding goals are for a sound, social temperament and fiber production. Our animals have color, softness, and... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

12:00pm

Bldg 28's Sheep Breed Parade!
Sunday October 18, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

12:30pm

Speaker : Margaret Hubert - Customize Your Crochet
Customize Your Crochet



Authors
avatar for Margaret Hubert

Margaret Hubert

Authors, Customize Your Crochet
Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books, including Plus Size Crochet, Knits for Men, Knit or Crochet--Have It Your Way, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, The Granny Square Book, Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters, and Runway Crochet. She has enjoyed a lifelong career designing both crochet and knit patterns for yarn companies and book and magazine publishers. Hubert... Read More →


Sunday October 18, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:30pm

Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce - Serge Madikians, Serevan Restaurant, Amenia, NY
Limited Capacity seats available

Lamb Meatballs with Sheep's Milk Yogurt Sauce

Presenter
SM

Serge Madikians

Located in an antique farmhouse in the hamlet of Amenia, NY, Serevan is beloved by its devoted local clientele as well as destination dining for anyone seeking a culinary adventure in a romantic, gracious and comfortable setting, surrounded by lush gardens where Serge grows flowers, vegetables and herbs for the restaurant, such as Blue African basil, fennel, potatoes, string beans, and Persian cucumbers. | | Serevan’s menu is a synthesis of... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

12:30pm

Designer Caarin Fleischmann
Caarin Fleischmann

Caarin Fleischmann learned to knit and crochet as a child from her Grandma Charlotte. Remarkably she never finished a single knitting project she started before she was 10. Instead, she spent her childhood tearing through every other craft project she could get her hands on - hooking rugs, baking shrinkydinks, and making endless zigzag chains out of chewing gum wrappers. After a brief hiatus (of 25 years) Caarin picked up her knitting needles and never let go. She's crazy for texture and endlessly fascinated by color. She cur­rently lives and knits in Montclair, New Jersey, where she still treasures the 5ft-long striped hat that her Grandma Charlotte knit for her when she was in kindergarten.


Sunday October 18, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:00pm

Shepherds Talk Fiber: CVM/Romeldale
Presenter
avatar for Marie Minnich

Marie Minnich

Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM, Marushka Farms
Shepherds Talk Fiber: Livestock Conservancy

Sunday October 18, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:00pm

Llama Spinning
Other various farms will also demonstrate

Presenter
avatar for Windy Ridge Farm

Windy Ridge Farm

Windy Ridge Farm
We are a small hobby farm that raises llamas, goats and chickens as well as growing hops for NYS Farm Breweries. Our llamas graciously provide excellent fertilizer for our hops as well as fiber for our passions.

Sunday October 18, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

1:00pm

Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations
Watch border collies and other herding dogs manage a small herd of animals

Sunday October 18, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

1:30pm

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Wensleydale
Presenter
avatar for Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Sheep Breed Display: Wensleydale, Co-Owner, Dyer, Knitter, Spinner, Teacher, Shepherd, Flying Fibers
Flying Fibers is brought to you by the mother-daughter team of Jeri Robinson-Lawrence and Irina Lawrence. Both women are passionate about providing beautiful products to crafters of any skill, as well as promoting the preservation of rare breed sheep. In addition to owning the shop, Jeri and Irina have a flock of rare breed Wensleydale sheep, and endangered Leicester Longwool sheep. Based on the season, there is this local fiber available... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Sunday October 18, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

1:30pm

Speaker : Kristine Vejar - Modern Natural Dyer - Tips and Tricks To Dying Wool With Natural Dyes
Modern natural Dyer - Tips and Tricks To Dying Wool With Natural Dyes

Authors
avatar for Kristine Vejar

Kristine Vejar

Author, Modern Natural Dyer : A Comprehensive Guide To Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen and Cotton at Home


Sunday October 18, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:30pm

Cabled Yarn
Limited Capacity seats available

What's a cabled yarn, and why would I use one? We'll spin and ply 4 different cabled yarns and answer questions you didn't even know you had about this versatile and powerful structure.

Instructors
avatar for Abby Franquemont

Abby Franquemont

Abby Franquemont, author of Respect The Spindle, is steeped in the fiber arts since birth. The daughter of field anthropologists studying textile production, she was raised largely in the rural Andes of Peru, where she learned to spin, weave and more starting at the age of five. In 2006, she left a successful career in information technology in order to write and teach full-time about the fiber arts, particularly spinning. Why spinning... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:30pm

Explore & Spin a Plethora of Fibers - Sunday PM
Limited Capacity seats available

So now that you know how to spin wool, you want to explore different breeds of sheep, (Merino, Cotswald, Jacob, Liecester Longwool, Teeswater, to name a few),  feel and spin Huacaya Alpaca, how does Suri Alpaca spin?

What does it look/feel like to spin in the grease, washed or carded? How long of a staple does silk have, do I buy a brick of silk, a hankie, or a cap of silk? How long is the staple of cotton? How soft is Angora Rabbit anyway? Does it need a lot of twist? What is ‘Blooming’? How do I ‘spin on the fold’ with cotton?  How do I spin the mohair to make that gorgeous novelty, curly yarn? Can I spin dog hair?  

You won’t have to search the internet for all different animal breeders/ or walk around the festival finding different animals, You will only have to take Julie’s class at NYSW! You will have over 20 different samples, (Julie is constantly adding fiber samples for you to explore), Each ‘take home’ box will have labeled baggies of fiber samples along with pen and index card for you to write down notes and observations.

Lendrum Spinning Wheels will be provided for you to use or you may bring your own wheel. This is an explorative class of different fibers that will enable you to further research the fibers of your choice later in your spinning career!

Instructors
JW

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (like us on Facebook) has grown to Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora goats, Angora Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle.  | | Julie has been spinning since 1990, and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education.  She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:30pm

Foundations and Finishing
Limited Capacity seats available

You've picked the PERFECT pattern and you've searched for and picked out the PERFECT yarn (not necessarily in that order!). Now your fingers and hook are twitching and you are ready to dive in!  

STOP!!
Before you make that first stitch, let us share with you a few basics that will get you started on a solid foundation and finish with some tips and tricks that will make sure your work is just as PERFECT as the choices you've made up to this point.  

We will give you easy ways to take your already FAB crochet skills to the next level and allow you to make and then show off your handiwork with professional results. We will cover foundation stitches, finishing stitches, locking mattress stitch, gauge, blocking, and MORE! These are the skills and techniques we use every day in our studio to create designs and finished projects for books, magazines, and the runway. Even if you never wanted to be a professional maker, your work will look like you're a pro and you will be prouder than ever to really strut your stuff!

Goals:


  • Learn to make four different foundation stitches and how to use them in projects

  • Learn the best ways to block different fabrics depending on the fibers used

  • Learn the tips and tricks we use to make sewing on buttons and setting in zippers easier than you ever believed they could be!

  • Learn the finishing techniques we use in our studio including after-thought borders for polished edges and decorative seams, invisible seams using the locking mattress stitch technique, and how to securely and invisibly weave in ends using duplicate and shadow stitches.


Instructors
avatar for Shibaguyz

Shibaguyz

CANCELLED IN 2016 | Shannon and Jason are the DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz behind the design studio of Shibaguyz Designz and Shibaguyz Photography.  Shannon's award winning crochet & knit designs have been featured in and on the covers of both US and international publications and he currently has over 300 published patterns credited to his name since his first design was featured on the... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:30pm

It's So Fluffy I Could Die
Limited Capacity seats available

That's a complete exaggeration that I borrowed from a kid in a movie. But seriously, fluffy yarns. SOOooooo fluffy that you'll just want to snuggle right up and make them your wooby. If your spinning is dense and you want to lighten it up, we will make you a fluffier spinner in this class.

Instructors
avatar for Amy King

Amy King

I am a shop owner but also an avid spinner and teacher. In 2009 my book Spin Control hit the shelves. It's a book with a lot of knowledgeon a wide range of yarns. That same year I also taught at SOAR and have done other teaching engagements around the country.  I've taught feathered yarns on Knitting Daily. I write articles here and there for spinning publications as time allows. | | Over time I've graduated from buying prepped wools... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:30pm

Wet Felted Blooms
Limited Capacity seats available

In this fast paced workshop we will make 3-4 beautiful three-dimensional flowers using wet felting techniques.   As time permits, students will learn how to make a stamen as well as a vine to further enhance their work of art!

Instructors
avatar for Kristen Walsh

Kristen Walsh

Kristen Walsh, daughter and granddaughter of artists, has dabbled in creative things her whole life.  She has been exploring fiber for many years – first knitting, then spinning and now, felting.   | | She has been earning attention for her felting, winning Best in Show at the Old Saybrook Arts Show and the Creativity Award at the Marlborough Art Center, both in Connecticut.  She was also selected as a Best in Show... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

2:00pm

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Coopworth
Presenter: Susie Wilson

Presenter
avatar for American Coopworth Registry

American Coopworth Registry

VISIT US IN BUILDING 30
Everything in our booth is self-raised and produced by our member shepherds. Coopworth fleece, roving, locks, batts. Handspun and millspun yarns... all in beautiful natural colors and dyed, too. Gorgeous sheepskins, crafting kits and related tools. Finished goods for you and your home; socks, innersoles, hats, pet toys, dryer balls, handwoven blankets and more. Greeting cards & artworks. OUR MEMBERS LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU !Sheep Breed... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

2:00pm

Spitter’s Club 4-H Obstacle Demonstration
Presenter
avatar for Spitter's 4H Club

Spitter's 4H Club

Leader, 4-H Spitters Club
We are a 4-H Camelids Club located in Dutchess County, New York comprised of 14 members ranging in ages of 7-17 years old. Our club participates in many activities throughout the year, allowing us to showcase our animals while educating the public about the importance of 4-H. We are future leaders in training and are fortunate to have 4-H in our lives that nurtures and supports these types of initiatives. In addition, 7 (5 youth and 2 adults... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 34 Livestock Arena 41.935359, -73.905244

2:00pm

Spitter's Club 4-H Obstacle Demonstration Presented by the Spitter's Club
Presenter
avatar for Spitter's 4H Club

Spitter's 4H Club

Leader, 4-H Spitters Club
We are a 4-H Camelids Club located in Dutchess County, New York comprised of 14 members ranging in ages of 7-17 years old. Our club participates in many activities throughout the year, allowing us to showcase our animals while educating the public about the importance of 4-H. We are future leaders in training and are fortunate to have 4-H in our lives that nurtures and supports these types of initiatives. In addition, 7 (5 youth and 2 adults... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 34 Livestock Arena 41.935359, -73.905244

2:00pm

“Mad Science”

Sunday October 18, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

2:00pm

Irish Lamb - Danny Gendron, The Tasting Room Restaurant, Rhinebeck, NY

Presenter
DG

Danny Gendron

Daniel Gendron was raised in Tokyo, Japan and is a 1981 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. He has worked throughout New York City’s fine restaurants and catering establishments and was formerly the Chef of Valeur Mansion, a very popular wedding location off River Road in Rhinebeck, NY. Daniel started Gendron Catering in 1998 and in 2003 he received his Certified Executive Chef status through The American Culinary... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

2:00pm

Charkha Spinning Demonstration
Spinning on his Journey Wheel Charkha - Jonathan Bosworth, Journey Wheel

Presenter
avatar for Bosworth Spindles - Journey Wheel

Bosworth Spindles - Journey Wheel

owner, Bosworth Spindles - Journey Wheel
We make top-whorl spindles in domestic / exotic woods & moose antler, charkhas & Journey Wheels, niddy-noddies and boat shuttles. We also have Wood Beams, Everything Balm, tutorial books & DVDs, accessories / bags for charkhas & JWs, and more. | | Jonathan gives hands-on charkha spinning demo on Sunday, 2 PM, Wine Building. Bring your own charkha or try one of ours!

Sunday October 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

2:00pm

Weaving Cane Demo - Cassandra Thaule, The Seat weaver
Weaving Cane, Rush, Danish Cord, Shaker tape on chairs - Wheel Cassandra Thaule, The Seat weaver

Sunday October 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

2:00pm

Made in the Moment - Sun. 2:00 - 3:00pm - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to make gorgeous shawl pins and other closures in a small class with a metalsmith!   You will learn how to properly use pliers, cutters and other assorted hand tools and hammers.  Samples will include shawl pins, hair sticks, tea/cocoa twirlers to help students pick a potential direction for their piece.   Instructor will provide all supplies, including copper and bronze wires in a variety of gauges and various hand tools and hammers.

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

2:00pm

Beth Smith - Spinner's Book of Fleece (2-5 Sunday)
Spinner's Book of Fleece is an essential companion for spinners of all levels, this sheep-by-sheep guide provides fleece profiles of 19 breeds and describes the different spinning methods that produce yarns suitable for a wide range of projects - from lacy shawls to sturdy outerwear. You ll explore the basic characteristics of fleece crimp structure, lock shape, and relative fineness or coarseness and learn how they affect the quality of the yarn you spin. Also included are instructions on proper cleaning and processing techniques for different types of fleece and tips for successful spinning. Choose the right fleece for your project every time, and you ll have enviable control over each step, from washing to spinning to finished item.
 

Authors
avatar for Beth Smith

Beth Smith

Author, Spinner's Book of Fleece, Storey Books, Workman Publishing
BETH SMITH is renowned for her love of the variety and versatility of sheep breeds, and she teaches the whys and how-tos of preparing and spinning different breeds. For 7 years she owned the Spinning Loft, a shop celebrated for its selection of hard to find quality fleeces. She teaches internationally and writes for PLY, Spin Off and Knittyspin. Visit bethsmithspinning.com to read more.



Sunday October 18, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:30pm

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Corriedale
Spinner to be Provided

Presenter
DA

Donna Abbruzzese

Fleece Sale, Abbruzzese Corriedales
Sheep Breed Display: Corriedale

Sunday October 18, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

2:30pm

Llama & Alpaca Meet & Greets (Photo Opportunities!)
Presenter
avatar for Hickory Hill Llama Farm

Hickory Hill Llama Farm

We are a fiber farm in Upstate New York that continue to strive for the best fiber in this industry along with providing the best personality and character in Llamas, Angora Goats and Giant Angora Rabbitts

Sunday October 18, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

2:30pm

Speaker: Syliva Jorrin - Sylvia Jorrín On Writing
Sylvia Jorrín invites you to an informal discussion on the art of writing non-fiction. Learn about how you too can tell your story. Jorrín is the author of Sylvia's Farm and The Improbable Shepherd as well as over 1000 articles published over the past 27 years. Questions are welcomed.




Authors
avatar for Sylvia Jorrin

Sylvia Jorrin

Author, The Improbable Shepherd, Hatherleigh Press, Random House.
SYLVIA JORRIN has been a farmer in Delaware County, New York for 25 years. Hers is one of the few large livestock farms in the New York City Watershed owned and operated by a woman. For 20 years she has published stories about her life on the farm in the Delaware County Times, and on her website, www.sylviasfarm.com. In addition, her writings on agriculture have been published in many of the region’s magazines and newspapers. Sylvia's house... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

3:00pm

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Mini Cheviot
Presenter
avatar for Toni Kellers

Toni Kellers

Sheep Breed Display: Mini Cheviot, Shepherds Croft Farm
We have represented the American Miniature Cheviot breed here for many years. These small (23"sheared shoulder) sheep are a dual purpose sheep but we breed mainly for fleece quality. Cheviot wool is a medium grade with a 3-4" staple, soft, a has a helical crimp that makes it easy to spin. Their small size makes them easy to handle and even the rams have a good disposition. Come see us in the Breeds Barn, in the Parade of Breeds, and at our... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

3:00pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Sunday October 18, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

3:00pm

Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations
Watch border collies and other herding dogs manage a small herd of animals

Sunday October 18, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

3:00pm

What makes goat down 'cashmere'?
Learn about exactly how a Cashmere goat's fiber became so special.

Presenter
SM

St. Mary’s on-the-Hill Cashmere

http://poststar.com/news/local/washington-county-fiber-farm-tour-shows-its-softer-side/article_37317f12-cd99-11e3-bcf4-001a4bcf887a.html | The nuns of St. Mary’s On-The-Hill were showing off their cashmere goats. Mother Miriam, head of the Anglican-Episcopal community, said the nuns kept dairy goats at their previous convent in Peekskill, but gave them up when twice-daily milkings became too much for the community. They acquired their first... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

3:00pm

Designer Rachel Coopey
Rachel Coopey

Rachel Coopey was drawn to sock knitting when she bought 3 skeins of hand-dyed sock yarn because they were so beautiful and thought she’d give knitting a pair of socks a try, she has had a pair of socks on the needles ever since! You can keep up with her new designs and KALs in her group on Ravelry and at coopknits.co.uk


Sunday October 18, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

3:00pm

Judith Durant - Little One Skein Wonders (3-5 Sunday)
Little One Skein Wonders
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Authors
avatar for Judith Durant

Judith Durant

Authors, Cable Left, Cable Right : 94 Knitted Cables
Judith Durant is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; the author of Cable Left, Cable Right, Increase, Decrease, and Knit One, Bead Too; and the co-author of Knitting Know-How. Durant has been knitting for more than 50 years and has been writing and editing for more than 30 years. She currently lives in Lowell, Massachusetts.


Sunday October 18, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

3:15pm

Made in the Moment - Sun. 3:15 - 4:15pm - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to make gorgeous shawl pins and other closures in a small class with a metalsmith!   You will learn how to properly use pliers, cutters and other assorted hand tools and hammers.  Samples will include shawl pins, hair sticks, tea/cocoa twirlers to help students pick a potential direction for their piece.   Instructor will provide all supplies, including copper and bronze wires in a variety of gauges and various hand tools and hammers.

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Sunday October 18, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

3:30pm

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Romney
Spinner to be Provided

Presenter
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Regina Embler

Fleece Sale, Applewood Acres

Sunday October 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

3:30pm

Speaker : Heather Zoppetti - Unexpected Cables
Unexpected Cables

Authors
avatar for Heather Zoppetti

Heather Zoppetti

Author, Unexpected Cables, Interweave
Heather Zoppetti is a knitwear designer, teacher, and author of Everyday Lace (Interweave, 2014) and Unexpected Cables (Interweave, 2015). She lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with her husband and yarn collection. Heather is the owner and founder of Stitch Sprouts, a company dedicated to helping your stitches grow.


Sunday October 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

3:45pm

Steve Charney & Harry Comedy Show
Sunday October 18, 2015 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

4:00pm

Shepherds Talk Fiber: Ouessant
Presenter
avatar for Karen Seo

Karen Seo

Owner, Breton Meadow Farm
Ouessant sheep are said to be the smallest breed in the world: 25 to 45 pounds. | We are introducing the breed to the US by upbreeding from Shetland ewes using artificial insemination with imported Ouessant semen. | | We are in the process of establishing Ouessant sheep in the U.S.. They're the smallest breed of sheep in the world -- 25-45 lbs, 16-20 inches at the shoulder. They have lovely wool and are friendly and very intelligent. Ouessant... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633