xx-Sold Out-xx SP08 Fleece in Your Hands with Judith MacKenzie

Wednesday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Turf Valley – Belmont Room

The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is well known for having a truly wonderful fleece show. And fleeces, being pretty well irresistible, have a way, just like puppies, of following you home. In this class, we’ll talk about how to buy a fleece—what to look for and what to look out for—and what to do with it when you get home. We’ll talk about storing your fleeces safely and how to deal with insects and mice. We’ll look at the pros and cons of different methods of washing. We’ll look at the different methods of spinning and how to bring out your fleeces’ best characteristics. Skill level: Advanced beginner, intermediate and expert. Maximum number of students: 15. Students should bring: Working spinning wheel and all of its parts, even the ones you’ve never used. Extra bobbins, niddy noddy, lazy kate, measuring tape, scissors and handcards. Knitting needles in a range that you like to knit with.

Class Code: SP08 Class Fee: $55. Materials Fee: $10.

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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Since we weren't able to have a Breed Display Barn this year, some of you might be interested in this webinar that the American Sheep Industry Association recently sponsored.

"In this webinar we explore the amazing diversity of heritage sheep breeds found in America and how many are making a remarkable comeback as interest grows in small scale shepherding and in natural fiber arts. We discuss the decades long effort to bring rare sheep back from the brink of extinction and current efforts to develop new markets for their products. Learn about the conservation work and then listen to experiences of several rare breed sheep farmers as they recount the journey they have undertaken with their amazing sheep breeds"
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Attention please! We ended up with a small quantity of 2020 merchandise left over from our virtual festival order. This includes short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, sling bags, backpacks, posters, note cards and enamel pins. Sorry, no mugs, and not all sizes are available in the shirts and sweatshirts.

You can view these items at www.sheepman.com/product-category/maryland-sheep-wool-festival-online/, but because of the limited quantities you CANNOT ORDER THEM ONLINE. All items will be sold by telephone order ONLY on a first come, first served basis. Orders will be accepted by Sheepman Supply at 301-662-4197 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. I repeat, orders will be accepted by TELEPHONE ONLY at 301-662-4197 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

This may be your last chance to get 2020 Festival merchandise!
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