Meet the Author – David Greene

Meet David Greene, author of “The History of the Maryland Wool Pool“. David will be signing books from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Sunday in the Authors’ Tent. His books will be available for purchase in the T-Shirt Building, with all proceeds benefiting the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association. When he is not in the Authors’ Tent, David will also be available to sign copies of his book in the Antique Shearing Equipment Display in the Home Arts Building.

David is a former wool pool coordinator, shearer, and Maryland Sheep Breeders Association (MSBA) officer. His book documents not only the 60-year history of the Maryland Wool Pool, but also preliminary sheep and wool marketing organizations dating back to 1918 when the Maryland Sheep Growers Association was created in Baltimore.

 

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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