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2022 Fiber Arts Seminars

  • New Platform! This year we are moving the registration process for our in-person classes from the Eventbrite platform to Lessonface.
  • Find full class details and register online at

COVID-19 Protocols

Note: This policy applies to the Fiber Arts Seminars ONLY and is subject to change. See for the most up-to-date information.

You will be asked to acknowledge and agree to these policies before you are permitted to complete registration for any of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Fiber Arts Seminars. If you do not abide by these policies, your class registration fees will be forfeited. These policies apply to EVERYONE – all teachers, students, and volunteers – participating in the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Fiber Arts Seminars.

Please note that, because of the pandemic, the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Fiber Arts Seminars will not be able accommodate anyone who cannot wear a mask or who needs to lip read as a consequence of hearing impairment.  

As of April 28, 2022, these are the policies for participation in Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Fiber Arts Seminars:

  1. Show proof of full vaccination.

Full vaccination means the individual must have all doses and boosters recommended for a vaccine approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than 14 days before first day of attendance at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Fiber Arts Seminars in 2022. Note: As of March 29, 2022, the CDC now allows for an additional booster in certain situations, but this additional booster will not be a requirement for participation in the Fiber Arts Seminars.

Please provide proof of vaccination in advance (following the instructions provided by Lessonface when you register), or be prepared to show your vaccination card, or a photo of your vaccination card on your mobile device, as you enter your classroom.


  1. Wear an N95 or KN95 that covers your nose and mouth at all times when inside; as of 4/28/22 students also have the option of wearing a surgical mask. Other masks will not be permitted. A mask must fit snugly against the sides of the face and cover the nose. These masks are currently available at low or no cost at many pharmacies.

Our instructors fully support the above requirements.

Eating and/or drinking will not be permitted in the classrooms.

We know these policies may make it impossible for some to attend classes this year. We ask for understanding and patience as we try to find the best path to keep students, instructors, and volunteers safe. We will miss those of you who cannot attend and look forward to welcoming you in the future.

As new information develops, we may change these requirements in the interest of public safety.

Registration Information

  • We are accepting online registrations ONLY.
  • We are moving the registration process for our in-person classes from the Eventbrite platform to Lessonface.
  • Registration is now open at
  • Registration for all classes will close at noon on Sunday, May 1.
  • In the interest of allowing as many people as possible access to classes, you may purchase only one seat per class.
  • You may NOT resell the class to someone else. To gift a class, register for the class using the recipients’ email.

Avoid Double Booking
Lessonface 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.

Materials Fees
Materials fees (if any) will be paid directly to the instructor just prior to the start of class. Note: This is a change from the process used in 2019.


  • Email is used to communicate class cancellations, changes, etc. If your email address changes, you are responsible for notifying Lessonface and the festival of that change. The festival WILL NOT be held responsible for incorrect email addresses.
  • Registrants are responsible for periodically checking their Lessonface Dashboard and the festival website for updates.

Cancellation of Classes

On rare occasions it may be necessary to cancel a class or several classes due to instructor illness or travel delays. Should this occur, the Festival will notify students as soon as possible via email.

In the event that a class is cancelled, 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.

Refund Policy

After confirming your acceptance into a class there is a limited refund policy.

  • 75% refund if requested by April 6th
  • 50% refund if requested between April 7th and April 20th 
  • No refund after April 20th.

You may request a refund by emailing with the email of the account registered, and class details.

Class Locations
Please make note of the location of your class. This year, classes will be held in four different locations:

  • Howard County Fairgrounds (the site of the Festival)
  • Turf Valley Resort (2700 Turf Valley Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042
  • Howard County Arts Council (8510 High Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043)
  • Howard County Farm Heritage Museum – The Farm Heritage Museum is directly across Route 144 from the fairgrounds. The rooms for the classes are about a mile back from the street. Plan on driving all the way back to the classroom location. There will be signs directing you. Please plan accordingly for rooms without electricity. There are rest rooms with hot and cold water within a reasonable distance from the classrooms. You may want to dress warmly if it is a cold day as the buildings do not have heat.

Please leave enough time to get to the offsite locations so you can get to class on time and not disturb classes in progress.

Lunch is not provided.  Some locations are far from restaurants, so you may want to pack a lunch. Due to COVID-19 policy restrictions, eating will not be permitted in the classrooms.



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