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Registration for 2024 Fiber Arts Seminars Opening Soon

Posted: February 6, 2024

Registration will open on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Registration for Spinning Classes ONLY will open at 12 noon ET. Registration for all other classes will open at 2:00 p.m. ET.

2024 Featured Breed: Cotswold

Posted: February 10, 2024

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.

Warm up for the Festival with Winterfest 2024!

Posted: November 10, 2023

Registration is now open for two days of virtual spinning, knitting, and fiber preparation classes to be held on February 3 and 4, 2024. Shepherds' Seminars, too!

2023 Featured Breed: Jacob

Posted: April 26, 2023

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.

2023 Festival Gear Now Available

Posted: April 2, 2023

A selection of 2023 Festival Merchandise is now available! We have short-sleeved t-shirts, long-sleeved hooded t-shirts, three styles of bags, and two sizes of posters. There are two ways to get your gear early: In store at the Ceresville New Holland, Inc./Sheepman Supply Co. showroom in Frederick, Maryland, or online at https://www.sheepman.com/product-category/maryland-sheep-wool-festival-online/. Lots of additional items, styles, and colors will be available at the festival on May 6 & 7!

2023 tickets and catalogs now on sale!

Posted: February 26, 2023

Tickets and catalogs for the 2023 festival are now on sale at https://mswf2023.eventbrite.com.

Registration for 2023 Fiber Arts Seminars Opening Soon

Posted: February 9, 2023

Registration will open at 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 19.

Warm up for the Festival with Winterfest 2023!

Posted: November 17, 2022

Two days of virtual spinning, knitting, and felting classes on January 28 and 29.

Registration opens November 19.

2022 Catalog Cover Artist

Posted: March 4, 2022

Susan Due Pearcy has lived in the Agricultural Reserve in Barnesville, Maryland for 27 years and enjoys having sheep grazing next door and fibre artist friends nearby. She is continually inspired in her art and life by the natural beauty of her surroundings and works plein air in oil and pastel and creates her printmaking in Sugarloaf Studio behind her home...

COVID-19 Protocols

Posted: February 19, 2022

Click "Read More" to see our most recent COVID-19 protocols.

Registration for 2024 Fiber Arts Seminars Opening Soon

Registration will open on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Registration for Spinning Classes ONLY will open at 12 noon ET. Registration for all other classes will open at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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Online entries are now being accepted for our 2024 Sheep Shows at sheepandwool.fairwire.com/. The featured breed this year is Cotswold.Entry forms and rules and regulations are also available for download from our website:Rules and Regulations - sheepandwool.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/MSWF-2024-Exhibitor-Letter.pdfEntry Form - sheepandwool.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/MSWF-2024-Sheep-Show-Entry-Form.pdfOnline entry will be available through April 1st, 2024. Mailed entries must be postmarked no later than April 1st, 2024. A $25.00 late fee will be assessed to all entries postmarked after April 1st (if space is available). NO entries will be accepted after April 10th.Photo courtesy of American Cotswold Record Association.#mdsw #mdsw2024 #sheepshows #featuredbreed #cotswoldsheep ... See MoreSee Less
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Reminder -- Registration will open tomorrow, Saturday, February 17, at www.lessonface.com/sheepandwool. Registration for Spinning Classes ONLY will open at 12 noon ET. Registration for all other classes will open at 2:00 p.m. ET.These are in-person classes. They are held at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland, and several nearby locations. We are offering 55 classes in all; subjects include crochet, dyeing, felting, fiber preparation, knitting, spinning, and weaving. Complete details of the classes can be downloaded from sheepandwool.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/MSWF-2024-Fiber-Arts-Seminars-Corrected.pdf (this link is also available on our website).Many classes fill quickly, so don't miss out!#mdsw #mdsw2024 #fiberartseminars #yarnlove #dyeing #felting #fiberprep #colortheory #spinning #handspinning #knitting #crochet #weaving ... See MoreSee Less
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