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Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival 2016


I finally can say that I’ve experienced the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. It’s located at the Howard County Fairgrounds, which is about 15 minutes away from where my boyfriend lives.

Maryland Sheep & Wool festival 2016 Trimming_1 5.7.16

This sheep was getting trimmed before it was shown. It was not thrilled and actually spit on my boyfriend.

Yesterday, he took my daughter and I to the event. We all had a wonderful time. I must say that I was good and only walked away with one purchase… 1/2 pound of Cormo roving. Cormo is a cross between Corriedale Sheep and super fine Merino ewe. The fiber that the Cormo sheep produces is next to skin soft, but it’s not as soft as the Merino that I’ve purchased, which is 15.5 microns.

Me Spinning Como_1 TL 5.8.16

Spinning a new to me fiber… cormo!

This evening, I pulled some of the fiber out of the bag and spun with it. It spins a bit different than some of the other fibers that I’ve spun, but I like it still and look forward to spinning (and hopefully dyeing) more of this fiber. I took a lot of pictures; however, the rest will be posted another day. 😉


  1. Lovely! I hope to make it to MDSW one day.


    Opal @ThreadLover Reply:

    I thought of you when I was there. I was wondering if you made it to MDSW. If you do, you’ll have to let me know. I’d love to meet you!
    Opal @ThreadLover recently posted…From fiber to tote bag


    Nicky Reply:

    Will do! 🙂


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