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Saturday, May 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Howard County Farm Heritage Museum – Schoolhouse

Yarn needs twist, without it we would just have fluff. The question is how much do we need and how much do we want? It depends! It all depends on how you are going to use your yarn; sock yarn needs more twist than yarn for a lace shawl. In this class we will practice controlling the amount of twist that goes into yarn so you can make the most appropriate yarn for your project. We will spin several different fibers to see that twist is not a one size fits all proposition. Skill level: Advanced beginner. Maximum number of students: 15. Students should bring: A spinning wheel in good working condition, a lazy kate, 3 bobbins and the usual spinning tools.

Class Code: SP21 Class Fee: $55. The class fee for this seminar includes admission to the Festival for the day. Materials Fee: $15.

Maggie Casey is co-owner of Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins in Boulder, Colorado. She has been addicted to spinning for more than 30 years. Some people have wine cellars, she has a fleece basement. She holds Part 1 of HGA’s Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning. Maggie teaches spinning at Shuttles, Estes Park Wool Market, Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, Harrisville Designs, John C. Campbell Folk School, Yarn Fest, PLY Away, and guild programs around the country. She has been a Skein judge at the Taos Wool Festival, Estes Park Wool Market, Colorado State Fair and Convergence 2004. She is the author of Start Spinning, Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn, an Interweave Press book. She also has several Interweave DVDs.

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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"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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