Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

wool in a bag

wool in a bagI must admit that this festival was so much more than my expectations – WOW!  Anything and anyone fiber related was there:  plants used to dye naturally, fleeces, sheep shearing demo’s, auctions, wheels, etc.  It was a spinning/weaving/crafting palooza.

While the ride up was cold and damp, well, downright rainy, that Saturday and Sunday were sunny and beautiful.  I learned so much about fleece quality and how to purchase fleeces, cleaning/skirting fleeces, and how it is all worked into yarn.  Quite a labor of love.wool in a row
Fiber Festival

All in all, it is a great festival and I am glad to have attended.  A long drive for us so I may attend a closer one, like the 2016 Fall Fiber Festival held at Montpelier.  Mark your calendars!

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