xx-Sold Out-xx SP17 Sheep! Spinning Columbia with Judith MacKenzie

Thursday, April 30 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Turf Valley – Belmont Room

This amazing sheep is one of the backbones of the wool industry in America and a positive joy for any handspinner. It is truly an American sheep, bred for the harsh weather of the western range lands. The Columbia is one of the first domestic sheep breeds developed in the United States. A very successful cross between a Rambouillet ewe and a Lincoln ram, the fleece is medium- fine, with an amazing unforgettable hand. This is one Judith’s personal favorites to spin. 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: SP17 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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