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Fine Arts Competition

Virtual competition for 2021! This will be a virtual competition for 2021. The competition is inten ...

Fleece To Shawl Competition

Virtual competition for 2021! The spirit of the Sheep-to-Shawl Competition has always originated fr ...

Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon

Virtual competition for 2021! The Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon tests youth on their cumulativ ...

Junior Spinning Competition

Virtual competition for 2021! The Junior Spinning Competition is for anyone under the age of 18 who ...

Maryland Sheep and Wool Ambassador Competition

Virtual competition for 2021! The 2021 Maryland Sheep & Wool Ambassador will be chosen in conju ...

Sheep Photo Competition

Virtual competition for 2021! This competition is intended to encourage photographers to explore th ...

Sheep Promotion Competition

Virtual competition for 2021! Formerly known as the Sheep Poster Competition, this competition has ...

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We are now taking orders for the 2021 catalog! We found out last year that even though the in-person festival was cancelled, people still wanted a catalog as a souvenir. So while the 2021 Festival will once again be virtual, we have decided to continue our 48-year tradition of publishing a printed catalog. This year’s catalog will contain new artwork and will serve as a guide to our virtual event.This year, we are accepting online orders for the 2021 catalog by means of a "Buy Now" button on our catalog ordering page, sheepandwool.org/purchase-a-catalog/. We estimate that the first shipment of catalogs will be done around the third week in March. Subsequent mailings will be done once or twice a week.#mdsw2021 #virtualonlinewoolfestival ... See MoreSee Less
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Registration for our online 2021 Fiber Arts Seminars is now open at www.lessonface.com/sheepandwool. Classes will be taught via Zoom, and all you need is a computer or tablet with a webcam that is connected to reliable high-speed Internet. Topics include crochet, dyeing, ecoprinting, felting, knitting, spinning, and weaving. Most classes are two or three hours long; there are several classes that consist of two two- or three-hour sessions with a break in between; there is one two-day class which has two sessions each day.Materials kits are required for some classes. These kits will be purchased directly from the instructor. Ordering instructions will be available in Lessonface once you have enrolled. To allow enough time for the kits to arrive prior to the start of class, registration for those classes requiring materials kits will close on April 3.If a class is full and you want to be added to the waitlist, this year you just click the “Join Waitlist” link on the class page in Lessonface. Easy!Your first point of contact if you encounter any problems with the registration process should be Lessonface themselves. Their contact information is at www.lessonface.com/contact. They are are available seven days a week. Specific questions about the classes should be sent to .#mdsw #mdsw2021 #virtualonlinefestival ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Sheep-to-Shawl Competition is going virtual this year! The spirit of the Sheep-to-Shawl Competition has always originated from the collegiality of fiber artists gathering together and working toward a common goal–creating a beautiful, woven shawl from the fleece of a sheep. This year, because of the pandemic, we must do things differently than in the past. We still hope to, in a virtual setting, honor the creativity and enthusiasm this contest has always generated.The changes we are making this year:--The competition will be Fleece-to-Shawl instead of Sheep-to-Shawl.--Each team will record their efforts in a video that will be posted on the Festival website.--The finished shawls will be sent in for judging. A video of the judging will also be posted.--There will be an online auction of the shawls.Complete contest rules are available at sheepandwool.org/festival/fleece-to-shawl-competition/. Completed shawls and team videos must be received by April 16. ... See MoreSee Less
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