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We are pleased to offer the following Fiber Arts Workshops at the 2017 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.

Registration Information

We are again offering online registration with a paper registration option. Refer to online registration instructions for information about registering online. All online and paper registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis, until classes are filled. If you choose to do a paper registration, please remember that others may be registering online while your form is in the mail. Paper registrations received after classes are filled will be returned. If classes are not filled, registration at the Festival may be possible; check at the Information Tent.

New Online Registration Method

We are using Eventbrite as the online registration mechanism this year for Fiber Arts Workshops, Shepherd Workshops, and Family Acitivities. We anticipate that this change will prevent the problems with oversold seats that occurred in the past.

Confirmation

You will receive a confirmation message directly from Eventbrite. This will be the only confirmation message you receive. You will no longer receive a second confirmation message from the Festival.

Double Booking

Eventbrite allows you to register for more than one class at a time. It does not, however, prevent you from registering for multiple classes that occur at the same time. Please pay careful attention to the dates and times of the classes you select in order to avoid “double booking” yourself. We will not be held responsible for your selection of classes and any conflicts that occur.

Buying For Others

To allow you to buy a seat for a companion, you may purchase more than one seat in a class. You may also buy a seat on behalf of another person. Make sure that you give us complete contact information, including  email address, for each attendee.

Notifications

  • If there’s a class cancellation, or any other need to contact attendees at the last minute, we may only have your email address for communication! It is therefore the responsibility of the purchaser to pass on our communications to any attendees for whom they have purchased workshops.
  • If your email address changes, you are responsible for notifying the Festival of that change. The Festival WILL NOT be held responsible for incorrect email addresses.
  • Registrants are responsible for periodically checking the Festival website for updates.

Cancellation of Classes

On rare occasion it may be necessary to cancel a class or several classes due to instructor illness or travel delays. Should this occur, the Festival will make notification, as soon as possible, by the following methods: email, cellular telephone number, or home telephone number, if provided. The student will have the option of participating in another scheduled class, providing there is a place available in that class OR a refund for the class will be given. The Festival WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE for travel or hotel fees incurred by the student or any other fee related to the cancellation. If the student opts for a replacement class, NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN.

Waiting List

Waited too long to register? If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for any of our closed classes, email . Be sure to include the class name and number in your email.

JC01 Start Spinning: Learn to Spin or Refresh Your Skills with Maggie Casey

Spider Woman taught the Navajo to spin with spindles of lightning and turquoise. Gandhi encouraged t ...

JC02 You Be the Judge with Harriet Boon

As shepherds, we think almost every fleece is amazing, but how do others assess the same fleece? Wha ...

JC03 Fabulous Felt Flower Fascinator with Dawn Edwards

In this fun hands-on workshop, we will transform Merino wool into beautiful felt flowers using just ...

JC04 Beadaring, Beadelighted, Beadazzled, Bead Knitting! with Lily Chin

Beads may be glamorous or primitive, glitzy or rustic, delicate or bold. They invariably impart a te ...

JC05 Perfect Pairs: Blending Wool with Exotic Fibers with Judith MacKenzie

Want to extend that bit of cashmere? Have a lovely Gotland fleece but not quite enough to make the s ...

JC06 Natural Dye Rainbow with Jackie Ottino Graf

It’s natural dyeing season!  Have you been curious about working with natural dyes, or have you e ...

JC07 Landscape Bags With Harriet Boon

The pleasure of spinning can be enhanced by using color and creating a continuous yarn which when kn ...

JC08 Cavalcade of Color Work with Franklin Habit

When the time comes to introduce color patterns to your knitting, the choices are many and the possi ...

JC09 Woodsy Forest Inspired Vessels with Dawn Edwards

We will create our wet-felted woodsy forest inspired vessels using the ‘resist’ method. This is ...

JC10 Handpainting with Natural Dye Extracts with Jackie Ottino Graf

Handpainting is an excellent way to create tonal and variegated yarns. Are you a hand painter with s ...

JC11 Cloche Hats with Dawn Edwards

Come learn the basics of felting, or expand your knowledge, as we create beautiful felt Cloche style ...

JC12 Traditional Ikat and Shibori Techniques for the Indigo Dyepot with Jackie Ottino Graf

An all day indigo adventure! We will explore a variety of techniques to create beautiful indigo dyed ...

JC13 You Can’t Tell a Braid by Its Color with Maggie Casey

We fall in love with those beautiful hand dyed braids and then are sometimes surprised when the yarn ...

JC14 Teach Your Old Wheel Some New Tricks with Maggie Casey

IT IS ALWAYS THE WHEEL, not the spinner (well, maybe not always, but a lot of the time). Sometimes j ...

JC15 Beginning Spinning: Diameter Control with Judith MacKenzie

If you’ve ever said “I used to spin nice bulky yarn and I can’t spin anything but sewing threa ...

JC16 Reversible Cables with Lily Chin

Simple to execute, cables are almost always worked over stockinette stitch thereby producing a “wr ...

JC17 The Art of Plying with Judith MacKenzie

Plying is an art, just like drafting a beautiful single. It is the basis of most novelty yarns as we ...

JC18 Tips, Tricks and Hints with Lily Chin

Learn all the little secrets to make knitting life easier and better. Find out how to cast on in 2-t ...

JC19 Snip ’n’ Zip: Steeks and Zippers with Franklin Habit

This empowering class is designed to guide timid and/or inexperienced knitters through two operation ...

JC20 Embroider Your Knitting with Franklin Habit

Hand embroidery is the perfect compliment to hand knitting. With a little help from your tapestry ne ...

JC21 Cochineal Intensive–Pushing the Limits of the Natural Dyepot with Jackie Ottino Graf

Cochineal is an unassuming insect that have been used for centuries to color textiles, food and pain ...

JC22 Knitted Tessellations: Playful and Powerful Patterns in Practice with Franklin Habit

A hands-on introduction to the creation of tessellations: motifs that interlock without gaps or over ...

JC23 Garter Party: Garter Stitch Gone Wild (with Special Guest I-Cord!) with Franklin Habit

Poor, plain garter stitch. So often confined to the edge of the party, so seldom seen in anything bu ...

JC24 Slash the Stash with Harriet Boon

There is a limit to the number of baskets of beautiful skeins we can have, not to mention the boxes ...

JC25 Sheep Breed Walkabout with Judith MacKenzie

With Judith MacKenzie as your guide, take a walking tour of the sheep barns at the Festival. Judith ...

JC26 Two Color Reversible Knitting with Lily Chin

How often have you made scarves or shawls or afghans, wishing the "other side" was just as presentab ...

Sunday Lecture: B is for Purl–A Brief History of the Knitting Pattern with Franklin Habit

In the beginning, there was knitting; and it was good. Then came knitting books, and they were good. ...

Sunday Lecture: Design Inspiration with Lily Chin

Have you ever wondered where ideas come from? Where do designers draw their inspiration from? How do ...

2017 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to Britt Silkey of Frostburg, MD for her winning entry in the 2017 Cover Art Competition.

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