Winter has lingered here in the Northeast, with our last snowfall occurring just a couple of weeks ago. As a result, our imminent departure for the spring fiber festivals seems surprisingly soon, and at the same time, it couldn’t get here fast enough. These shows feel like the beginning of spring to us here at the Spinnery, and we can’t wait to get the season started.
We are headed to 2018 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival next week. We’ll have a tent set up in the Outside North Vendor Area at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, MD. You’ll be able to visit with us Saturday May 5th from 8:30AM – 6PM and Sunday May 6th from 8:30AM – 5PM.
Please note: Admission to the Festival is $5.00 per day and applies to adults only; everyone under 18 will be admitted free. Cash or check only at the gate. There will be an exact change lane, so bring your $5 bills!
If you want to plan ahead, and move quickly through the line, tickets may be purchased in advance at https://mswf2018.eventbrite.com/. You will be sent an eTicket which will be scanned at the gate. There will be separate lane(s) for those who have purchased tickets in advance. A processing fee of $1.27 per ticket will be added.
We hope that those of you in the Mid-Atlantic region of the country (or those of you who enjoy a great road trip) will come to the festival. It’s one of the largest on the east coast and is full of fun activities, delicious food, enjoyable contests and competitions and of course, more stunning fiber related goods than you can imagine!
We’ll have several brand new patterns to share with you as well as all of our stunning skeins! Since we were last in Maryland, we’ve created several new shades of Alpaca Elegance and Cotton Comfort as well as Lana. All three of these yarns are perfectly suited to lighter weight 3 season garments of all kinds.
And the week following, we head to the 42nd Annual New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival at the Deerfield Fair Grounds, in Deerfield, NH. This more intimate gathering provides us with the opportunity to spend a bit more time visiting with the friends that attend. You can swing by our booth on Saturday May 12th from 9am – 5pm & Sunday May 13th from 9am – 4pm. It makes for a very special Mothers’ Day weekend!
We hope that one of these events may entice you to come spend a bit of time with us while we’re “on the road”. Please bring along your recently completed Spinnery projects, we love show and tell and find it inspiring to see what you’ve been working on. Perhaps some of our recently finished projects will get you excited about casting on for something new as well!