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.

Thank you, vendors!

A big THANK YOU to these generous vendors who donated prizes for the 2019 Spin-In:

Alford Family Farms & Spinnery
All Strings Considered
Angel Locks Fiberworks
Bare Naked Wools
Bosworth Spindles
Bumblebee Acres Farm
Carolina Homespun
Clare Margaret
Classic Carder
Cobun Creek/Samspun
Coughlins Homespun Yarn
DAFI Alpacas
Deb Cline
Dimensions Buttons
Dragonfly Fibers
Dyed Dreams
Favour Valley Woodworking
The Fiberists
Fluffy U Fiber Farm
Friends In Reed
Good Shepherd Dog Coats
Greenbridge Pottery
Grindstone Ridge Farm
Hunt Valley Cashmere
Into The Whirled
Jenae Michelle
Justamere Tree Farm
Kiparoo Farm
LoomyLadi Handwovens
Maggie’s Farm
Mark Supik Co
Miss Babs Hand Dyed Yarns
Opalessence Fiber Art
Pamela Jean Bryan
Peggy Hart
Pucker Brush Farm
Putnam Hill Nursery
R.E. Piland, Goldsmiths
Rebecca Francis Designs
Serendipity Farm Studio
Shadeyside Fibers
Shepherd’s Flock
Signature Needle Arts
Slate Falls Press
Spruce Mountain Designs
Still River Mill
Stitch Ups
Vermont Natural Sheepskins
Wild ‘N’ Woolly Farm
The Wool Garden
Yankee Dyer Yarns

2022 Catalog Cover Artist

Susan Due Pearcy has lived in the Agricultural Reserve in Barnesville, Maryland for 27 years and enjoys having sheep grazing next door and fibre artist friends nearby. She is continually inspired in her art and life by the natural beauty of her surroundings and works plein air in oil and pastel and creates her printmaking in Sugarloaf Studio behind her home...

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If you didn't brave the weather to come to last week's festival, but still want a festival t-shirt, you're in luck. Our online store at is being restocked with 2022 merchandise and should be ready by Monday, May 16, 2022 (they just need a little time to unpack the boxes that came back from the festival and see what's what). If memory serves, they will have two colors of short sleeve tees, a long sleeve tee, hats, aprons, fleece vests, sling bags and cinch sack/backpacks. Sorry, the large canvas tote bags are all gone.The online store is at www.sheepman.com/product-category/maryland-sheep-wool-festival-online/. You can also purchase these items in person at the Ceresville New Holland, Inc./Sheepman Supply Co. showroom in Frederick, Maryland. #mdsw2022 #festivalgear ... See MoreSee Less
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If you or anyone else receives an email claiming to be able to sell you a list of attendees of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, please ignore it as IT IS A SCAM. It has come to our attention that companies are emailing some of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival’s exhibitors and attendees, claiming to offer our attendee email list. This is a common occurrence with large conferences and trade shows in recent years.It is our policy to NEVER sell, rent, or share attendee contact information. No company is authorized to distribute or sell any email lists of Festival attendees. The Festival is not providing this list nor generating these messages. How did they get your email? Software programs can crawl websites in search of email addresses that are listed on them (identifiable by the @ sign).If you receive an email offering to sell you a list of Festival attendees, do not respond to it. By responding—even with a request to unsubscribe—you confirm that your email address is a valid one, which may increase the likelihood that you’ll be contacted again. ... See MoreSee Less
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This little lost lamb kid's mitten was turned in to the Lost & Found and would like to find it's mate. There is also a handmade shawlette someone might be missing, along with the usual random assortment of items -- reading glasses, etc. -- and, no surprise, a folding umbrella and a pair of rubber boots. Message me or email if any of these sound like they might belong to you, or if there is something else you would like me to check for. #mdsw2022 #lostandfound ... See MoreSee Less
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