Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Spinning Bunny

Nancy Barnett, Barakel Farms, Alton, Missouri, spinning yarn directly from her angora rabbit.

Sheep Shearing

MVP Nathan Bradford, carrying down the next sheep for the shearing demonstrations.

Shearer George Buerer has been shearing sheep at the festival (and around the country) for many years.

A pretty little Shetland.

Gary Figgins, providing the play by play.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Sheep Dog Demonstrations

What are these sheep and all the people looking at?

A couple of working Border Collies.

Alan Miller of Miller's Border Collies did amazing herding demonstrations throughout the weekend.

With help from Sonny (left) and Oak (right).

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

It's Festival Time!

Here are just a few pictures from Friday. What a nice day! The weather's perfect, the wool tent is full of beautiful things to see and buy and the scenic drive through northern Kentucky this year is outstanding.

She's spinning directly from this angora bunny.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Each One Teach One

We have a ton of fun demonstrations in the Sheep and Wool Tent this year.

  • wheel spinning
  • drop spindling
  • knitting
  • crocheting
  • weaving on a four harness floor loom
  • weaving on a cardboard tapestry loom
  • wet felting
  • carding
  • combing
  • needle felting
  • spinning and knitting with silk hankies
  • weaving on a triangle loom
  • fiber harvest and animal care
  • sheep shearing
  • working stock dog demonstrations
Come out and be inspired!

By the way, the forecast is almost unbelievable.