This Week’s Inspiration…the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival

The New York State Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds is one of the most popular and highly anticipated festivals of the Fall. 

Attended by knitters, crocheters, handspinners, and growers of natural-fiber-producing livestock. The livestock includes sheep, goats, angora rabbits, llamas, musk oxen, and of course… alpacas.

These little ones have been waiting patiently all year!!

The festival also includes vendors of the materials and tools associated with each animal.  In addition to the myriad vendors and demonstrations of fiber arts activities, the festival features several livestock competitions, sheepdog trials and a sheep to shawl contest.

 


 

 

Julie Swivel Chair Slipcovered in Kitts Flax from Lee Industries
Sugg. Retail: $2,226 | RED TAG: $1,895 (1 MORE WEEK ONLY)

 

 

Flock of Sheep photo (36″ x 36″) by Valerie Shaff – $1,200 (click for detailed photo)

 

 

Italian Herringbone Throws – $100 each

 

 

 

Customer Favorite! Linen Sheep Pillow by Natural Habitat – $55

 

 

 

Tibetan Sheepskin Pillow – $119

 

 

 

Vintage Brass Candelabra – $45

 

 

 

Handmade Hereford Mug from Laura Zindel Designs – $42

 

 

 

Shallow Bowl with Sufflolk Sheep also from Laura Zindel – $88

 

 

 

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