37th Annual Spring Shearing

37th Annual Spring Shearing
Saturday and Sunday
April 22-23, 2017
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

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.  Marcie Poppen, Polo IL, a former Iowa Women Shearing Champion!!!  Shearing at noon, 1&2 pm.  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.  Join in!  Curious about Blending Boards?  Lynn Weinberger (Oregon WI) will be playing with spring colors and spinning the multi colored rolags.  Pat Ottaway (Monroe WI) will show machine needle felting and wool appliqué for “Penny Rugs.”
NEEDLEFELTING anyone?  We’ll have our “hands on” session… learn the basics both days!

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 & CVM, beautiful Blue Face, or luxurious English Leicester… for your convenience, “washed” fleeces are available.
YARN FROM THE BARN – artisan yarns in natural colors or hand-dyed in Merino/Mohair and 100% Wool.  Check out our “painted yarns”!
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 – Just back from the tannery, many colors and sizes… machine washable.
SLOW SOX – Our new crew sox are back!  Custom made with our Blue Merino wool & milled on a small scale for a Sustainable and Earth-friendly lifestyle.  70% Wool/30% Nylon.
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.

Wis. Sheep and Wool Sept. 8-10, 2017
Our Autumn Fiber Extravaganza is Sat-Sun October 7-8, 2017

email:  rainbowfleece@gmail.com
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Wet felting 101, Kitchen Dyeing

Patty Reedy and Andy Wersal
W7181 Hustad Valley Road
New Glarus, WI 53574