We were fortunate to re-connect with old friends and meet new ones at Iowa Sheep and Wool and the Michigan Fiber Festival. Sheepish has been attending these 2 shows for several years and it's like 'going home' for us when we see our long-time fiber friends there. Plus, in July we had the pleasure for the first time of attending the Mid Atlantic Fiber Association Workshop Weekend (MAFA) in Millersville, Pa. What a great time that was, and we really look forward to the next one in 2017. MAFA was a real treat for us in that, unlike most shows and festival we attend, as a first-time vendor we were privileged to meet a whole new set of fiber friends and share with them our exciting set of fibers and silks. What a great, great summer it was!!
Now we are preparing to start our Fall season of 5 really exciting shows and festivals, and it begins in early September when we pull out of the driveway and head for the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in Jefferson, WI. As many of you know, we lived in Wisconsin for many years and it is one of the first festivals Sheepish attended. It will always hold a special place for us, and we are thrilled to be going back once again to see our dear friends. After that, we are off to A Wool Gathering in the beautiful hamlet of Yellow Springs, OH. AWG is always a blast and the setting at Young's Jersey Dairy could not be better for enjoying great fiber and friendship. After that its back to Michigan for the Ann Arbor Fiber Expo, and we will have the privilege of seeing our Michigan fiber friends for the 2nd time this year! Then, its back home for one of the two 'home' shows we do each year, the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF) in stunning Ashville, NC. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to attend SAFF in the past, it is an EXPLOSION of fiber fun and attracts vendors and attendees from across the country. And then we end our 2015 festival season with the Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival in West Friendship, MD. This will be our first visit to this Festival, and we are excited to meet new fiber friends there.
We have an exciting Fall season lined up and we are ready to hit the road to fiber fun. Hope to see you there too!!