Meetups / Festivals

Getting together with like-minded people/crafters

Alpaca Festival

Had it not been for Twitter and someone’s small mention of the Maryland Alpaca Festival this weekend… well, I wouldn’t have been able to see these precious faces!  The huge Maryland Sheep and Wool festival in May attracts thousands of [...]

Sheep + Wool Recap

It is easy to take it for granted that one of the premiere North American fiber festivals happens in my “back yard” (well, about 20 minutes away, but same county, nonetheless)… The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival is a highlight [...]

Rhinebeck in Photos (and a few words)

     I decided to go to the New York Sheep and Wool festival a few months ago.  I guess I wanted to see how it compared to the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival that is (essentially) in my back [...]

Hot and Sheepy

This was my fifth year at Maryland Sheep and Wool, so I feel a bit “seasoned” – even though there were some nice and welcome changes at the festival this year – more space for large vendors, recycle bins, extra [...]

Mindful MDSW and Surprise!

I tried something new this year for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.  It was precipitated by the experiences of previous years when I felt completely overwhelmed and out of touch with all of the sights, the people, and the [...]