Saturday, September 9, 2017

While You Wait

The Wool Festival's program cover sheep this year is Tavia, a Jacob sheep from Equinox Farm in Cynthiana.  Jacob sheep are black and white or occasionally a "lilac" gray/brown and white spotted sheep.  They are multi-horned and must have at least two horns, but can have up to six.  Tavia has four.  


While not proven that the breed actually traces back to Jacob's spotted sheep from the Bible, they were named Jacob's sheep because of their resemblance to the sheep from the story of Jacob removing the spotted sheep from his father-in-law's flock.


Jacob sheep are prized for their soft, colorful fleeces which can be separated out to create black and white yarn or blended to create multiple shades of gray depending on how much of each color you use.  Tavia's spring shearing will be on display in the Wool Tent.

While you are waiting for the festival to get here, here's a fun way to spend some time.  Click the puzzle to play :-).



Enjoy!


Sunday, August 13, 2017

2017 Wool Tent Vendors





A Yarn Well Spun/Rhapsody in Hue

Alpacas at Wolf Run Ridge

Crowley's Mill - Informational Booth and Fiber Processing Pick Up

Deep Dyed Yarns by lunabudknits

Dog Trot Weavers and Spinners

Eagle Bend Alpacas

Ewe Fluffy Ewe

Flour Creek Wool

HeartFelt Fleece and Fiber

Jessica's Creations

Kreations by Phyllis

Mustard Seed Art Studios

Punkin's Patch

Rock and String Creations

Shepherd's Custom Woodworking

Tring Farm

Weaving Memories

Woolywood Crafts by Michelle and Jeff Brown



We will once again have a tent full of educational and inspiring demonstrations including spinning with wheels and drop spindles, weaving, crochet, hand carding and combing, fiber and color blending, needle felting and more.

The festival is October 6th, 7th and 8th this year.  Come join us!


Friday, September 16, 2016

2016 Wool Tent Vendors

We have several exciting new vendors this year!

A Yarn Well Spun
Alpacas at Wolf Run Ridge
Dog Trot Weavers and Spinners 
Eagle Bend Alpacas
Flour Creek Wool
Jessica's Creations
Kreations by Phyllis
Lunabud Knits
Neeleys Knits
Punkin's Patch
Rock and String Creations
Teetor Totter Alpacas
Weaving Memories
Woolywood Crafts by Michelle and Jeff Brown
Mustard Seed Art Studios
Hippie-Doodle Fibers

The festival is October 7th, 8th and 9th this year.  Come see us!


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sheep Shearing And Sheep Herding

Allen Miller and  Sonny demonstrating how invaluable a good Border Collie can be.







Gary Figgins, shearing a beautiful Shetland sheep.






Shearing and herding demonstrations go on throughout the day today.  Always a highlight of the Kentucky Wool Festival.


Friday, October 2, 2015

Just A Taste

The weather was a bit frightful, but the crowds were surprisingly good and there was plenty to keep you distracted. Don your wool sweaters and galoshes and come on out!



















Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bring Out Your Wool!


Good new, bad news.  Bad news is there is some rain in the forecast for this weekend (as of Wednesday afternoon).  No one really likes rain, although we sure have needed some.  The good news is the temps will be in wool wearing range.  Looking forward to seeing all sorts of wool sweaters, shawls, hats and scarves this weekend!


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Want To Learn Something New?

As always, the Wool Tent at the 2015 Kentucky Wool Festival will be full of demonstrations all day Friday and off and on throughout the weekend!






We'll be demonstrating: wheel spinning, drop spindling, Turkish spindling, an electric spinning wheel, knitting, crocheting, weaving on a cardboard tapestry loom, weaving on a table looms, wet felting, carding, combing needle felting, cable and lace knitting, weaving on a triangle loom, fiber harvest and animal care.  There will be sheep shearing demonstrations and working stock dog demonstrations, too!



There will be all sorts of goodies for sale including raw fiber, washed and processed fleeces from all breeds of fiber animals, including sheep, alpacas, goats, llamas, rabbits... Dyed roving and yarn, natural yarns. Spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting tools. Woven rugs, wet felted and needle felted finished goods, pottery, photography, note cards, Christmas items, sheep and crafting novelties and so much more.

And don't forget all the unbelievable food vendors and live music and all the craft tents!