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.

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
HansenCrafts
Heirlooms
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
Turnstyles
Vermont Natural Sheepskins
Wild ‘N’ Woolly Farm
The Wool Garden
Yankee Dyer Yarns

Warm up for the Festival with Winterfest 2023!

Two days of virtual spinning, knitting, and felting classes on January 28 and 29.

Registration opens November 19.

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A preview of our in-person classes for 2023 has been posted at sheepandwool.org/2022-festival/fiber-arts-workshops/. Full class information will be posted once we work out a few more details. Registration will open on February 12. #mdsw #mdsw2023 #celebrating50years #fiberartseminars #yarnlove #dyeing #felting #fiberprep #colortheory #spinning #handspinning #knitting ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to our wonderful instructors - Maggie Casey. Jillian Moreno, Esther Rodgers, Kira Dulaney, Alasdair Post-Quinn, and Kristen Walsh - for teaching virtually for our second annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Winterfest. Thank you, too, Angela Muller, for your fabulous and informative lecture. And a resounding thank you to all the participants (and class assistants) that made Winterfest a success!See you at the live 50th annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival on May 6 & 7. The class listings for that should be posted in the next week or so. Registration will open on February 12. ... See MoreSee Less
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Be sure to visit the Maryland Make it with Wool booth in the Main Exhibition Annex at the Festival this year...I hear that in honor of the 50th annual festival, they are planning a display of 50 outfits from past competitions!We are cheering on Jessica - our Maryland Make it with Wool Junior Champion - as she competes in the National Make It With Wool Contest in Fort Worth, Texas! #marylandmakeitwithwool #nationalmakeitwithwool ... See MoreSee Less
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