Joanne Strehle Bast

Jewelry & Shawl Pins


How to Shop

Online Store:
There are many more items available than what is listed on my website. If you don’t see what you want-contact me by email or phone for additional items.

Virtual Booth Tour

Discount/Special Offer

Small pair of bead earrings free with $100 purchase.

About Us

As a child, I did a lot of number paintings, but I never followed the lines, and embroidery kits, but I never read the instructions. When it came time for college, I believed I must put away childish things and study something serious. After pursuing several scientific degrees, I rediscovered fiber as an art form.

I work both flat and sculpturally, using wool, yarns, threads and beads to create wall art, jewelry, wearable accessories and 3D forms. Most of my work has a stitched construction, either worked onto a fabric backing such as hand and machine stitchery or as a construction technique of its own. Like needle lace, needle weaving, felting and beadwork. Color is a consistent focus of my work, particularly the graduation or shading of one color or pattern into another. Color transitions are employed both for pure visual pleasure and as symbols for the expression of larger themes.

I have felted and/or stitched wall art, knitted and fulled hats, knitted headbands (with pockets), felted and beadwork jewelry, as well as beadwork art forms.

Contact Information

162 School House Road
Littlestown, PA 17340

(717) 873-1288. Leave voicemail if I don’t answer, phone service is weak.

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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 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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