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In the Family Activities Tents, parents may join their children in beginning craft activities. The storytelling is free; pre-registration is required for all other activities. Parents of children 7 and under must stay with the child during the class.
Class fee: $5 per person.

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. 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 Family Activities Tents.


FA01 God’s Eye with Barbara Volk

The God's eye is a magical object, cultural and spiritual symbol for the Huichol and Tepehuan Indian ...

FA02 Twining with Barbara Volk

Twining is a simple finger weaving technique using a warp and weft where the weft threads are twiste ...

FA03 Lucet Braiding with Barbara Volk

The lucet is a tool used to create a braided cord from a single strand and can make braids which are ...

FA04 Exploring Simple Spinning with Bonnie Butler

You don’t need a wheel to spin! All over the world, in different places and at different times, pr ...

FA05 Exploring Simple Spinning with Bonnie Butler

You don’t need a wheel to spin! All over the world, in different places and at different times, pr ...

FA06 Quick to Crochet with Patricia Sanville

This class will explore the basics of crocheting, from chain through treble crochet. You will leave ...

FA07 Quick to Knit with Kellie Nuss

Start a lifetime of fun by learning the basics of knitting as you start a bookmark or belt. All supp ...

FA08 Needle Felting with Renata Maile-Moskowitz

At the festival, we are surrounded by real livestock, and in virtual reality all around us, the gami ...

FA09 Needle Felting with Renate Maile-Moskowitz

At the festival, we are surrounded by real livestock, and in virtual reality all around us, the gami ...

FA10 Woven Bookmark with Barbara Volk

Learn the traditional art of weaving on a small scale by creating a bookmark on a simple loom. Ag ...

FA11 Hand Carding with Patricia Sanville

Learn several methods to hand card wool, using hand cards, a drum carder and a blending board. Learn ...

FA12 Portrait Needle Felting with Patricia Sanville

This class will teach you how to take a photo or a picture from a magazine or a famous painting and ...

FA13 Wool Applique with Patricia Sanville

Learn the beautiful art of wool applique and how to embellish this colonial art form while creating ...

FA14 Simple Weaving with Patricia Sanville

Learn how to warp a simple loom and weave a small project during the class. Learn about warp and wef ...

Storytelling For All Ages with Tim Livengood

Tim Livengood is a storyteller since way back, learning from vinyl LPs on a record player. He is tha ...

2018 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to Sally Drew of Olney, MD for her winning entry in the 2018 Cover Art Competition.

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The National Lincoln Show is just one of two national shows we are hosting this year. Entry information is available at sheepandwool.org/festival/sheep-shows/ and online entry is available at sheepandwool.fairwire.com/. The deadline for entries is April 1.

The National Lincoln Sale will be held as part of our All Breeds Sheep Sale. The pre-sale show will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and the sale will be at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. For entry information, visit the Banner Sale Management website at www.bannersheepmagazine.com/saleentry.html. The entry deadline is March 10.
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The Festival website at www.sheepandwool.org has been updated for 2018, and our Eventbrite site at mswf2018.eventbrite.com/ is up and running for advance ticket sales, catalog orders, and registration for our Fiber Arts Workshops, Shepherd Workshops, and Family Activities. ... See MoreSee Less

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