Spin-In

Bring your spinning wheel, spindle, or charka and join our fun and FREE gathering of fiber enthusiasts on Saturday evening. If you don’t have anything to spin with – come anyway, and show off your exciting new purchases! The Spin-In welcomes experienced spinners and novices alike for hours of conversation, challenges, and contests: Try spinning blindfolded! Compete to see who’s traveled the furthest for a fiber fix! See just how lumpy you can make your yarn! There are oodles of prizes to be won – last year’s winners went home with prizes ranging from fiber (think silk, bison, Paco-vicuna!), spinning books and magazines to silkworms (really!) and stitch markers, a beautiful new Hitchhiker Spinning Wheel, and many other fiber-oriented prizes donated by the Festival’s generous vendors. There’s never a dull moment at the Spin-In, and this year promises to be more fun than ever!

Special thanks to “Bingo” for all his help.

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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