Ross Farm Mercantile

Fiber, Farm Raised
Fiber, Locally Sourced
Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em: Leicester Longwool, Cotswold, Jacob, Shetland, Gulf Coast Native, CVM/Romeldale and Florida Cracker

Website:therossfarm.com

How to Shop

Online Store: therossfarm.com
Email:
Contact via Facebook Messenger: @RossFarmFibers
Festival Exclusive: Special collaboration colorway on our newest yarn!

Virtual Booth Tour

About Us

We raise 9 different breeds of heritage and rare breed sheep on our farm in Southwestern Pennsylvania and produce a vast array of 100% natural, minimally processed and breed-specific roving and yarn. We are producers and participants in the Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em project as well. All of our self-raised products are just as they came off the sheep – no dyes, no blends. We also produce a very small line of artisan yarns from time to time that are created by our team from farm to needle. Check us out at therossfarm.com for all the details!

Contact Information

102 Route 519
Eighty Four, PA 15330

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/RossFarmFibers
Instagram: instagram.com/rossfarm
Ravelry: ravelry.com/people/rossfarmfibers

Rosefield, The

Fiber, Farm Raised
Fiber, Hand-Dyed or Hand-Spun
Soap & Skincare Products
Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em: Leicester Longwool, Shetland

Website: therosefield.com

How to Shop

Online Store: therosefield.com/shop
Email:

Virtual Booth Tour Video

Discount/Special Offer

  1. All orders on our website will receive your choice of a small lotion or a soap sample + lip balm – no code required. Select your choice at checkout ($6 value).
  2. Through May 15, 2021, code MDSW21 = 10% off orders of $25 or more.
  3. Through May 15 2021, code MDSWSHIP = free shipping on orders of $75 or more.

About Us

For over 35 years, The Rosefield has been providing quality farm-raised fiber to artists for a variety of fiber-related projects. Our Leicester Longwool and Shetland roving and yarn are SE2SE eligible. We offer 50% Angora/50% Merino rovings in several natural shades, and our Angora/Merino yarn blends go from 15% to 70% Angora to meet every fiber artist’s need – add a little luxury or a lot to your next project! Before you leave MDSW, make sure to stock up on our “My Daughter’s Recipe” homemade lotion, soap and lip balm. Our Show Special combos are great gifts for Mom (5/9/21)! We greatly appreciate your support of our farm! www.therosefield.com – visit our Virtual Booth page!

Contact Information

297 Rural Valley Rd
Claysville, PA 15323

Social Media

Facebook:facebook.com/TheRosefield
Instagram: instagram.com/therosefield


Rosespring Farm

Baskets
Fiber, Hand-Dyed or Hand-Spun

Website: mycoolwool.com

How to Shop

Online Store: mycoolwool.com
Email:
Call: (610) 869-3120

Virtual Booth Tour Video

Discount/Special Offer

Maryland Sheep and Wool attendees will have the first look at remaining Jute Baskets. I have these Baskets every year and sorry to announce this will be the last year that they will be available. You will have the first look at the baskets to get the last of the inventory. Quantities are limited so don’t wait.

About Us

Rosespring Farm offers Hand Dyed Yarns, Alpaca, Silk Merino, Pure Wool, Shetland, Finn, Leicester, Cotton, Bulky, Fingering, Worsted, Wool Jackets, Shawls, Hats and Hat Kits, Baskets, Soap.

Contact Information

PO Box 440
West Grove, PA 19390

(610) 869-3120

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/profile.php?id=100028152894873

Robin’s Hoods

Traditional Handcrafts

Website: robinshoods.com

How to Shop

Online Store: robinshoods.com. Custom orders are welcome.
Email:
Contact via Facebook Messenger: Robin LaMonda
Call or Text: (802) 279-0137

About Us

Once Upon a time, twenty two years ago, I was hit with the epiphany that my purpose in life was to make hats. Driven by my desire to start upon a journey of self fulfillment I found a felting class. On a snowy Saturday I was taught how to make felt hats and fell in love with creating fashion from natural fiber. The process of felting is a very old art that requires hot water, wool, soap, elbow grease and a few simple tools. After taking this felting class I produced a few hats and put them in my father’s country store in Stowe, Vermont. They sold immediately. These hats were light hearted and fun! After years of practice I have perfected my techniques for creating wearable art and so my hats have grown and changed from lighthearted to sophisticated. My designs are and always have been inspired by nature… flowers, trees, animals and all beautiful that surrounds me.

My hats are created in the cottage industry tradition, support local women and their families and are individually hand made using the finest materials. The production of my hats is environmentally friendly… only water,soap and wool are used. Each and every hat is one of a kind and unique to the wearer.

So! If you would like an awesome hat that is beautiful, comfortable to wear, will keep you warm and emphasizes who you are through design contact Robin and we will create your hat together. My hats are meant to function while being fashionable… wear them
in the rain and snow, the weather won’t hurt the hat and you will remain warm and dry all while looking your best!

Robin’s Hoods- where function and fashion collide.

Best,
Robin LaMonda Leone

Contact Information

41 Barrows Lane
Eden Mills, VT 05653

(802) 279-0137

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/robin.l.leone
Instagram: instagram.com/robinshoodshats




Rebecca Francis: Rag Rugs

Rugs & Rugmaking Supplies
Recycled Wool Handcrafts
Traditional Handcrafts

Website: etsy.com/shop/ragrugs4u

How to Shop

Online Store: etsy.com/shop/ragrugs4u
Email:

Discount/Special Offer

Free shipping on all items April 25-May 16 with coupon code SHEEPANDWOOL.

About Us

Forty years ago I wove my first Rag Rug. Thirty years ago I had my first booth at the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival. Since that time I have recycled well over thirty ton of used cotton and wool clothing. Yarns used for the warp have always been natural fibers; wool, cotton or hemp. The tools of my trade are a pair of scissors and a 18th century counter balance loom. Energy source is from what I bring to the loom each day.

With roots planted firmly in our past, Rag Rugs continue to be a good choice for any floor, any style home. At a moment in time when we need to lessen our impact on the earth Rag Rugs will soften your step. In addition to my Rag Rugs, five years ago I introduced recycled wool sweaters in the form of hot pads or ‘Sweat’r Pads’ as I have named them. Wool is a remarkable fiber, as you know, and these hot pads not only protect your hands and surfaces from the heat they feel good as well.

Mosey over to my Etsy shop and have a look.

Contact Information

PO Box 307
Dillsburg, PA 17019

(717) 432-2095
Emails preferred

R E Piland, Goldsmiths

Jewelry & Shawl Pins

Website: repiland.com/

How to Shop

Online Store: repiland.com/shop-all
Email:
Call: (703) 754-8403

Virtual Booth Tour Video

Discount/Special Offer

Free shipping with the code MDSW2021 will begin April 30, 2021 and end May 29, 2021.

About Us

R.E. Piland Goldsmiths is the workshop of Rob Piland, Master Goldsmith. We are located near Haymarket, VA. Our beautiful silver & gold Celtic jewelry is handmade & crafted according to a strict code of traditional craftsmanship. Rob’s original designs celebrate the art of our ancestors, in motifs that continue today in jewelry, pottery, knitting & weaving.

Contact Information

PO Box 607
Haymarket, VA 20155

(703) 754-8403
We generally reply within 48 hours.

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/repiland
Instagram: instagram.com/repilandgoldsmiths

Ruxville Farm

Fiber, Farm Raised
Woven Products

Website: ruxvillefarmfiberarts.com

How to Shop

Email:
Contact via Facebook Messenger: @ruxvillefarm
Call: (804) 639-0881

About Us

All handwoven items made on the farm with wool from our own flock of merinos. This is the place to get your handwoven wool catnip mice filled with our homegrown catnip! Also 100% cotton towels, all woven here on the farm, some baby blankets both wool and cotton, and yarn in 400 yd skeins in 4 natural colors.

Contact Information

6001 Clayville Ln
Moseley, VA 23120

(804) 639-0881 (landline, don’t try to text!!)

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/ruxvillefarm


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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