Rainbow Fleece Farm ~ 35th Annual Spring Shearing
Saturday & Sunday, April 18 & 19, 2015
Beginning in 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Rainbow Fleece Farm was established in 1978. Beginning in 1980, our spring shearing brought appreciative spinners to the farm to meet the sheep and choose a fleece. Now most of the sheep will be shorn prior to show day, but we will reserve some to be shorn at the event. Bob Cutts, Cobb, WI will shear at noon, 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. each day.
Joining us are area fiber guilds demonstrating carding, spinning, knitting, weaving, felting… on Saturday, the Marshall Spinners Guild will be with us. On Sunday the Bishop Hill Fiber Arts Guild from western Illinois will be spinning on the wheel and with the hand spindle. You are invited to bring a wheel, knitting project and join in.
Also joining us on Sunday is Tina Rippy (Rockford, IL) who will be demonstrating Felting with a Resist. And from Dancing Lamb, Evansville, WI, Holin Kennen will be “skirting some freshly shorn fleeces!
NEEDLEFELTING anyone? We’ll have our “hands on” session… learn the basics both days! Felting needles, foam and fiber available.