Sheep Shearing Demonstrations

The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is pleased to have Emily Chamelin Hickman of Westminster, Maryland and Kristen Rosser of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as our sheep shearing demonstrators.

Emily is a full time machine shearer who grew up in Carroll County Maryland. Her first introduction to sheep was through 4-H and her shearing education began right here as well, having attended the Maryland Shearing School. Emily shears several thousand sheep in Maryland and Virginia each spring and travels throughout the remainder of the year to the Midwest and overseas to continue to pursue work and adventure opportunities that shearing can provide.  She also teaches at shearing schools all over the USA as well as competes in shearing competitions both here and abroad.

Kristen Rosser started shearing in 2012 after studying fiber art at the Tyler School of Art. It was there, while using a lot of wool in her artwork, that she decided to learn how to shear sheep. Kristen shears primarily in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and continues her practice as a textile artist in the off season.

There will be a general discussion of sheep, wool, and sheep handling. Please drop by to enjoy our show and ask questions.

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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Thank you!

Another Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival has come and gone, and we could not have done without all of you – Festival goers, volunteers, Festival Committee members, shepherds, and participants in so many activities, competitions and demonstrations! It is amazing to see this come together with all categories of participants contributing to its success. We tried some new things this year, and had a little bad weather to deal with, and we appreciate everyone’s understanding, support, and good cheer. Thanks to everyone for participating in our 44th celebration of all things sheep & wool! We are already thinking about how to do even better next year!

In Peace,

Gwen Handler, Chairman, Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Lee Langstaff, President, Maryland Sheep Breeders Association
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