36th Annual Spring Shearing – April 16-17, 2016

36th Annual Spring Shearing

Saturday and Sunday

April 16-17, 2016*

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. Bryan Jones (Jones Shearing) 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!

 

Curious about Blending Boards? Lynn Weinberger (Oregon WI) will be playing with spring colors and spinning the multi colored rolags.

 

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 AND FIBER SHOP

Open Spring/Summer – call or email!

 

ASTONISHING FLEECES – in white, silver, charcoal, brown and espresso. Fine Merino & CVM, beautiful Blue Face, or luxurious English Leicester… 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 – beautiful fiber/color blends for wet felting and solid natural colored batts.

 

FAB-U-LOCS – for felting embellishment or for core spun yarns.

 

SHEEPSKINS – Washable tan done in Wisconsin!

 

JACQUARD DYES, SILK SCARVES AND WET FELTING SUPPLIES

 

ASHFORD FIBER EQUIPMENT – spinning wheels, Rigid Heddle Looms, Blending Boards, hand carders and more.

 

WOOLEN BLANKETS – woven from our yarn in a natural plaid.

 

BREEDING STOCK – English Leicester, Blue Face or CVM.

 

FARM TO TABLE LAMB, CHICKEN and TURKEY – Licensed, USDA inspected. Chemical free and humanely raised.

 

*Rain/snow date: April 23-24, 2016

 

Upcoming Events:

Midwest Felting Symposium June 23-26, 2016

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival Sept. 8-11, 2016

Our Autumn Fiber Extravaganza is Sat-Sun October 8-9, 2016

Email: rainbowfleece@gmail.com

Patty Reedy and Andy Wersal

W7181 Hustad Valley Road

New Glarus WI 53574

608/527-5311