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2024 Fiber Arts Seminars



Check back in February for information on our 2024 Fiber Arts Seminars and the link for online registration.

Registration Information

  • We are accepting online registrations ONLY for the Fiber Arts Seminars.
  • This year, we will again use Lessonface for the registration process for our in-person classes.
  • Registration will open at (TBD).
    Registration will close at (TBD), or when the class is filled, whichever comes first.
  • 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 recipient’s email.

COVID-19 Policy
The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival Fiber Arts Seminars encourages all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals are welcome to wear a mask in class to protect themselves against possible exposure to the virus.

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.


  • 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 three 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)

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.



2023 Featured Breed: Jacob

Learn more about the Jacob breed and talk to JSBA members in the Breed Display Barn (Barn 7-8 on the map) while you are at the Festival.

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In case you missed our earlier announcement, we are now accepting orders for a second printing of large tote bags and moss green t-shirts at Orders will be accepted through COB on Wednesday, May 24th. After that time, the order will go to the printer. They have given us a turn around time of around 2 weeks to have the items printed. Once we have the shirts in hand, we will start shipping to fulfill the orders. Your credit card will not be charged until your order ships. Note: The "guesstimated" shipping fee that is computer generated by the online sales platform at the time of your order tends to run high. You will likely notice the actual charge when your order is shipped is considerably less. Store pickup at the Sheepman Supply showroom in Frederick, MD is also possible; put "store pick up" in special instructions when you check out and you won't be charged the shipping. #mdsw #mdsw2023 #festivalgear #celebrating50years ... See MoreSee Less
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Due to the overwhelming popularity of our 50th anniversary items, we are now accepting orders for a second printing of select items at The order period will run until COB on Wednesday, May 24, at which time we will send the order off to the screen printing company. The delivery time will run 2-4 weeks from that point. These second printing items are limited to the large boat tote bag and a short-sleeve t-shirt in Moss green. The shirts are a ComfortWash by Hanes garment-dyed t-shirts in 5.5 ounce, 100% ring-spun cotton and standard unisex sizing, sizes S to 3X. All sales on this second printing will be final (no returns or exchanges). There is also a small quantity of already-printed items available on a first-come, first- served basis until supplies are exhausted:Short-sleeve t-shirt in “Indigo Blue” – Small (16), Medium (14), Large (8), XL (6), 2X (4), 4X (4), 5X (2)Hooded long-sleeve t-shirt in “Saltwater” – Small (6), Medium (4), Large (4), XL (8)Large boat tote bags (8) – these are the same mentioned above“Peacock” blue backpack (13)“Red Rock” beach wash shoulder tote (6)Large posters (12)Small posters (7)These are the same items that were available online prior to the festival and were also sold at the festival. Pickup at Sheepman Supply in Frederick, MD is available. Put “Store Pick Up” in special instructions when you check out and you won’t be charged the shipping. Thank you for your patience while we worked out these details.#mdsw #mdsw2023 #celebrating50years #festivalgear ... See MoreSee Less
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