Once a year, sheep breeders, shearers, spinners and weavers from up and down the Mid-Atlantic region come together at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival to entertain and intoxicate you with their skills in the Sheep-to-Shawl Competition. The spirit of the Sheep-to-Shawl Competition has always originated from the collegiality of fiber artists gathering together and working toward a common goal - creating a beautiful, woven shawl from the fleece of a sheep.
This year, because of the pandemic, we must do things differently than in the past. We still hope to, in a virtual setting, honor the creativity and enthusiasm this contest has always generated. As a result, the competition this year is Fleece-to-Shawl instead of Sheep-to-Shawl; each team recorded their efforts in a video which was submitted along with their finished shawl for judging.
The end result is a special shawl that you can bid on for your own, or give to a special friend or family member. Bid generously; a portion of all sales goes to recoup expenses associated with moving the 2021 festival to a virtual format.
Click on the "View Items" button to see and bid on these unique creations.
Thank you for your support!