Sunday, April 20, 2014

Denmark Sheepfest 2014

I spent a lovely afternoon recently at the Denmark Sheepfest in Denmark, Maine. Held every year on the third Saturday of April, this fun event kicks off the fiber fest season for those of us in southwest Maine. Originally organized in 1995 as a place for local shepherds to bring their sheep for shearing, it's grown over the years to include many wonderful vendors, displays and demonstrations.

There were lambs and baby goats to cuddle

And a master shearer was on hand

The sheep seemed relieved to be free of their winter coats

In the Denmark Arts Center, across the street from the shearing and skirting activities, were spinning demos

And some super impressive bobbin lace

Lots of vendors, beautiful displays and some food and drink made for a merry time for this community of fiber enthusiasts!

The next fiber event I'll be attending will be the Maine Fiber Frolic June 7 & 8 in Windsor. This is a larger event, with workshops, contests, food booths and loads of fiber vendors, entertainment for the kiddos, sheepdog demonstrations and more! I'll be peddling my wares in the rabbit barn - come by and say hello!

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