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2015 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival by Elysa Darling!

by The SpinArtiste on May 10, 2015

Publisher’s Notes:  I love having guest bloggers and this week we are lucky enough to have a lovely post from Elysa Darling of 222 Handspun Yarn sharing her perspective on the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival that was held last weekend.  I’m sure you will enjoy Elysa’s words and images!  Thanks so much, Elysa!!

I consider myself pretty fortunate to live within an hour and a half drive from one of largest and one of the longest running fiber festivals in the United States. This year was the 42nd Annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival (MDSW) which was also celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Leicester Longwool sheep returning to the U.S.

A Leicester Longwool Sheep

A Leicester Longwool Sheep

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BSS - Self

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BOB - SD -1 -  Package from me

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SBK - Self in sweater

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