The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival

OCTOBER 19th and 20th, 2013
Saturday 9AM-5PM Sunday 10AM-5PM


Sharon Blatz is local to the Hudson Valley. She has taken her love of teaching (she is a related service provider in a local school district), and a...read more

Jacey Boggs Faulkner has spent the last 12 years teaching spinning around the world and i...read more

I learned to knit in 1968 and never stopped. My first knitting design—a slipper-sock pattern—was published in the premier issue of Interweave Knit...read more

Nancy found her passion for traditional hand knitting via a degree in Art History and postgraduate studies in color design and weaving in San Francisc...read more

Gail Callahan started her odyssey as The Kangaroo Quilter, designing quilts and bags as an expression of her love of fabric and color. Gail want...read more

Sue Charbonneau has been exploring the world of rug hooking for about 30 years. She has taken lessons from Vivily Powers, Jeanne Benjamin, Donna...read more

Nan Crawford is a Virginia native and a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Natural materials inspire her creativity and she feels best when...read more

Donna Druchunas escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research, and writing. She is the author of six knitting...read more

Judith Durant is a knitter and bead worker as well as author and editor of several books on both subjects. Trained as a theatrical costume desig...read more

Abby Franquemont, author of Respect The Spindle, is steeped in the fiber arts since birth. The daughter of field anthropologists studying textile prod...read more

Bonnie Gale has been a professional traditional willow basketmaker and willow artist for the past 30 years. Her baskets are part of the collec...read more

Rose Ann Hunter has been a textile structuralist for the last 30 years. She is craft person in residence at Old Sturbridge Village in traditional rug ...read more

Wendy G. Jensen is an award winning professional basket maker living in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. She teaches workshops at many museums, craft...read more

For over 25 years Donna Kay has been a professional knitting teacher and designer. She has a passion for traditional knitting and spinning and e...read more

Nancie McCraw grew up in Camp Verde, AZ. Some of my earliest childhood memories are of my grandmother quilting, my cat hiding in my aunt’s bag of sp...read more

Jillian Moreno is passionate about handspun yarn. She is perpetually curious and loves to dissect processes. She loves to inspire other spinners to t...read more

Laura Nelkin lives in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Though she has a deg...read more

Jackie Ottino Graf has been obsessed with fiber arts since  learning  to knit in high school home ec.  She works in the yarn ind...read more

Jennifer Raymond (née Crowley) is a knit and crochet instructor who teaches along the East Coast.  Her classes feature a high energy st...read more

Pat Riesenburger is a former trial attorney who discovered that it was much more fun to play in the art studio than fight in the courtroom. Pat, an Am...read more

Esther is a full time fiber artist from Mebane NC.  She is known as a creative art yarn spinner and for her unique fiber preparation. Es...read more

Linda Scharf is an artist and has been active in the contemporary handspinning movement for over 10 years, teaching spinning and related arts....read more

Lyn Slade is a needle felting artist and author. She has exhibited her needle felted fine art in solo and group exhibitions in museums and public bu...read more

Beth has been a fiber addict for most of her life. She learned to knit as a child, and since then has pursued a large variety of fiber arts. Spinnin...read more

I made my first basket late one afternoon after a challenging day as an elementary teacher…it was a disaster!  However I found this cr...read more

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (li...read more

After a less than stellar year of college in the late 1960s I started making and selling jewelry which continues to this day. I was taught to knit b...read more

Jane has spent the last 32 years working as a production weaver. In 1991 she earned an MFA from San Francisco State University with a concentration in...read more

Commercial & editorial photographer Gale Zucker is the co-author of the book Craft Activism: People,Projects & Ideas from the New Community of...read more