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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 Dream Catcher with Barbara Volk

Using a hoop and decorating it with findings, bits and pieces of everyday life (feathers, arrow head ...

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 Quick to Crochet with Patty Sanville

This class will explore the basics of crocheting as you begin a begin a practice piece that can beco ...

FA05 Quick to Knit with Patty Sanville

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

FA06 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 ...

FA07 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 ...

FA08 Extend and Amplify Your Audibles with “EARy” Add-ons with Renata Maile-Moskowitz

We’ll be needle felting a set of ears from an animal of your own choosing; you can then attach the ...

FA09 Extend and Amplify Your Audibles with “EARy” Add-ons with Renate Maile-Moskowitz

We’ll be needle felting a set of ears from an animal of your own choosing; you can then attach the ...

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 and Painting with Wool with Patty Sanville

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

FA12 Soap Felting with Rhiannon Huscha

Want to start felting? Learn to felt wool with this felting project to make felted soaps. What is a ...

FA13 Simple Weaving with Rhiannon Huscha

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 ...

2020 Catalog Cover Artist

Presenting our 2020 catalog cover, featuring an original woodcut done just for us by Bobby Rosenstock of JustAJar Design Press.

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Sharing a post from one of the contestants in our first ever virtual Junior Spinning Competition, which was held via Zoom as part of our Virtual Online Festival. Congratulations go to all of the contestants, whose ages ranged from 8 to 14. Here is how everyone placed:
Adeline - Most Even Yarn (spinning wheel category)
Grace - Fattest Yarn, Longest Yarn (spinning wheel category)
Caroline - Skinniest Yarn (spinning wheel category)
Theodore - Lumpiest Yarn (spinning wheel category)
Ava - Most Even Yarn, Skinniest Yarn, Longest Yarn (drop spindle category)
Preston - Fattest Yarn, Lumpiest Yarn (drop spindle category)
Astrid - Most Even Yarn, Longest Yarn (e-spinner category)

Special thanks to committee member Patricia Sanville for organizing this online competition!
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The Maryland Make it With Wool program relies on its sale of Wool Wax Creme at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival to fund their activities. Since the festival was cancelled, they are selling the products by email this year. The post below shows the products available with instructions on how to order.

MIWW is an annual youth-centered sewing and needle work competition designed to promote the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics, yarns, and fibers. Preliminary competitions are held at the state level, culminating in the National Finals and Awards Banquet at the American Sheep Industry annual convention.

Please help keep Maryland youth sewing by ordering your wool wax creme today (plus it's a really great product, too).
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