35th Annual Spring Shearing – Saturday and Sunday April 18-19, 2015

Rainbow Fleece Farm ~ 35th Annual Spring Shearing

Saturday & Sunday, April 18 & 19, 2015
Beginning in 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Rainbow Fleece Farm was established in 1978.  Beginning in 1980, our spring shearing brought appreciative spinners to the farm to meet the sheep and choose a fleece.  Now most of the sheep will be shorn prior to show day, but we will reserve some to be shorn at the event.  Bob Cutts, Cobb, WI will shear at noon, 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. each day.

Joining us are area fiber guilds demonstrating carding, spinning, knitting, weaving, felting… on Saturday, the Marshall Spinners Guild will be with us.  On Sunday the Bishop Hill Fiber Arts Guild from western Illinois will be spinning on the wheel and with the hand spindle.  You are invited to bring a wheel, knitting project and join in.

Also joining us on Sunday is Tina Rippy (Rockford, IL) who will be demonstrating Felting with a Resist.  And from Dancing Lamb, Evansville, WI, Holin Kennen will be “skirting some freshly shorn fleeces!

NEEDLEFELTING anyone?  We’ll have our “hands on” session… learn the basics both days!  Felting needles, foam and fiber available.

Visit our Woolen Mill and YARN & FIBER SHOP
Open Spring/Summer – call or e-mail!

ASTONISHING FLEECES – in white, silver, charcoal, brown and espresso.
Fine Merino & CVN, beautiful Blue Face, or luxurious English Leichester… all easy to prepare or turn it in for processing in our fiber mill!
YARN FROM THE BARN – artisan yarns in natural colors or hand-dyed in Merino/Mohair and 100% Wool.  Check out our books and patterns.
NEW SPINNING/FELTING BLENDS – Classic natural colors, eco-friendly dyed fibers spring inspired silk blends in pink, orange, green, Chic Chick, Tiptoe thru the Tulips…
ART BATTS – for wet felting of Baby Lock machine embellishing
FAB-U-LOCS for embellishments!
SHEEPSKINS – Washable tan done in Wisconsin!
ASHFORD WHEELS – We have the popular double treadle TRAVELER, the KIWI, and the COUNTRY SPINNER…  book your private spinning lessons and accessorize your new will.
RAINBOW CARDING COMPANY can process your wool “plain” or “fancy”… with glitz or accent luxury fibers/dyed lock wool!
BREEDING STOCK – BlueFace or CVM ewes with lambs or ewe/ram lambs.
FARM TO TABLE LAMB – licensed, USDA inspected.  Chemical free and humanely raised.  Easter leg of lamb available for pick-up or delivery.  Call and place your order!

*Rain/Snow date:  April 25-26, 2015
Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival September 11-13, 2013
Our Autumn Fiber Extravaganza is Sat-Sun October 10-11, 2015

email:  rainbowfleece@gmail.com