Sheep Shearing Demonstrations
The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is pleased to have Emily Chamelin Hickman of Westminster, Maryland as our sheep shearing demonstrator.
Emily is a full time machine shearer who grew up in Carroll County, Maryland. Her first introduction to sheep was through 4-H and her shearing education began right here as well, having attended the
Maryland Shearing School. Emily shears over 5,000 sheep in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware each spring and travels throughout the remainder of the year to the Midwest and overseas to continue to pursue work and adventure opportunities that shearing can provide. She also teaches at shearing schools all over the USA as well as competes in shearing competitions both here and abroad.
Emily and her husband, Kevin Hickman, have over 50 years of shearing experience between them and enjoy working for the shepherds in the region. They also operate as wool/fiber buyers and source wool for a variety of craft and yarn businesses.