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10/5/16 - Tick Tock Tick Tock.... Welcome New in 2016 Vendors!  Recent updates include: FiberFlame kids schedule, Cooking Demos (including a Chopped! star), and the Fiber Arts Demos, and equipment auction details.
NEW this year! 
Tractor Mac! will visit us with his be red tractor reading from his books to the kids. Also herding down from the Great White North is the CORPUS theater troupe to inspire our imaginations as sheep. Don’t forget, the official website is www.sheepandwool.com.

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Saturday, October 15
 

9:30am

Pomcast Q&A with Julia Farwell-Clay (9:30 Saturday)
Pom Pom's very own podcast sees PPQ pals Lydia Gluck and Sophie Scott hosting this sometimes cheeky but always entertaining show. For this special 'Tales of a Yarn' live Pomcast edition, PPQ editor Lydia Gluck will be interviewing knitwear designer and Pom Pom contributor Julia Farwell-Clay.

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Julia Farwell-Clay

Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Julia Farwell-Clay is a writer, knitting designer, and teacher who lives in Boston. She is a regular contributor to knitting magazines like Pom Pom Quarterly. Her book, From Folly Cove, was published in 2015 by Classic Elite Yarns. Twitter, Instagram: @farwellclay
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Pom Pom Quarterly

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Designers confirmed to attend this year's Festival: Bristol Ivy; Meghan Fernandes, Lydia Gluck, Ocean Rose, Ainur Berkimbayeva, Emily Foden. Check the designer schedule to for specific times!



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:30am

Mary Jane Mucklestone - Fair Isle Journey : Mary Jane Mucklestone (10:30 Saturday)
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Mary Jane Mucklestone

Authors, Geo Knits: 10 Lessons and Projects for Knitting Strpes, Chevrons, Triangles, Polka Dots and More
Mary Jane Mucklestone is a world-known hand knitting designer, whose inventive designs are featured in many books and magazines. She is the author of three books focusing on color-work knitting. Her "200 Fair Isle Motifs: A Knitter s Dictionary," was an instant classic translated... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:30am

Margaret Hubert - Customize Your Work (11:30 Saturday)
Customize Your Work 
Based on Margaret Hubert's knowledge of the practice of Knitting and Crochet she will reveal the key(s) to making fashions that "fit and flatter".

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Margaret Hubert

Authors, Customize Your Knitting: Adjust to Fit, Embellish to Taste
Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books, including" Plus Size Crochet, Knits for Men, Knit or Crochet--Have It Your Way, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, The Granny Square Book, Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:30pm

Children's Read Aloud : Nancy Shaw, Iza Trapani, Susanna Hill and John Churchman (12:30 Saturday)
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John Churchman

Authors, Sweet Pea and Friends : A Farm for Maisie
John Churchman is an artist, photographer and farmer, bringing stories to life with his enchanting photo-illustrations. His wife Jennifer is a multimedia artist and business consultant, and has loved telling stories all her life. John and Jennifer bring their talents together to give... Read More →
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Susanna Leonard Hill

Author, Can't Sleep Without Sheep
Susanna Leonard Hill grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats.Since then Susanna has won awards in several National Writing Contests, including First Place in the 2005 SouthWest Writer's Children's Picture Book Contest for... Read More →
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Nancy Shaw

Author, Sheep in a Jeep,
Nancy Shaw has written some of the most beloved modern books about sheep. As she says, "I'd been intrigued by picture books for a long time, but reading to my children made me much more tuned in to them. My daughter and son loved silly stories. We were on a dull car trip in 1982 when... Read More →
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Iza Trapani

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Iza Trapani was born in Poland. When she first came to the United States at the age of seven, she learned English in large part by reading a book of Mother Goose nursery rhymes. She is the author of over two-dozen children's books, including the best-selling The Itsy Bitsy Spider... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:30pm

Judith Durant - How Kismet Created a Knitting Book Author (1:30 Saturday)

How Kismet Created a Knitting Book Author

Judith Durant did not set out on the path to a career that involved knitting, but circumstances led her on a circuitous route to just that. "Keep your options open” may sound clichéd, but if you’re mindful, you may end up exactly where you should be.


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Judith Durant

Author/Editor/Designer, Judith Durant Knits & More
Judith Durant is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; the author of Cable Left, Cable Right, Increase, Decrease, and Knit One, Bead Too; and the co-author of Knitting Know-How. Durant has been knitting for more than 50 years... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:30pm

Cathy Carron - Cowls Galore and Then Some : A New Direction (2:30 Saturday)
During 2014 after Cowlgirls2 was completed  Cathy Carron sought a new direction in knitting. She wanted to bring something new to the knitting world. In the process began to play and discovered herself transitioning; finding new forms, and new ideas in hand knitting...

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Cathy Carron

Author, Cow Girls 2: The Necks Favorite Knits
Internationally renown hand knitwear designer, Cathy Carron's latest work or collection is 'Happy Feet'. Her current work is regularly published in magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Simple, and the online magazine, Twist Collective. Other recent work can be... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

3:30pm

Nicky Epstein - Nicky Knits & Designs Fashion Show (3:30 Saturday)
Nicky will be discussing how she designs as she shows the pieces in her fashion show. And there will be a display of the animals from Knit a Square, Create a Cuddly Creature!
Come join the fun-- Saturday at 3:30 Tales of Yarn, in the back of the Merritt Bookstore booth in Building B.  

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Nicky Epstein

Author, Knit A Square, Create a Cuddly Creature - From Flat to Fabulous - A Step by Step Guide
NICKY EPSTEIN is a prolific knitwear designer, the author of many bestselling books on knitting, and a popular teacher who travels nationally and internationally to lecture and give workshops on her unique knitting techniques. Her numerous books published by Sixth&Spring have sold... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475
 
Sunday, October 16
 

10:30am

Take Heart: A Transatlantic Knitting Journey (10:30 Sunday)
Author, knitwear designer, and regular Pom Pom contributor Fiona Alice will be speaking about her knitting journey and her book Take Heart, published by Pom Pom Press in November 2015. Take Heart is a collection of 11 knitting patterns, tracing Fiona's path across the Atlantic from her hometown in Nova Scotia, to where she now resides in London, all set to the stunning Welsh seaside as the backdrop.

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Fiona Alice

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Fiona Alice is a knitware designer from Nova Scotia, Canada, currently living in London, UK. After studying other textile mediums at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University she worked in a local yarn shop that inspired her to pursue knitting full-time. She published her first... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:30am

Children's Read Aloud : John Churchman, Nancy Shaw, Iza Trapani and Susanna Hill (11:30 Sunday)
Authors
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John Churchman

Authors, Sweet Pea and Friends : A Farm for Maisie
John Churchman is an artist, photographer and farmer, bringing stories to life with his enchanting photo-illustrations. His wife Jennifer is a multimedia artist and business consultant, and has loved telling stories all her life. John and Jennifer bring their talents together to give... Read More →
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Susanna Leonard Hill

Author, Can't Sleep Without Sheep
Susanna Leonard Hill grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats.Since then Susanna has won awards in several National Writing Contests, including First Place in the 2005 SouthWest Writer's Children's Picture Book Contest for... Read More →
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Nancy Shaw

Author, Sheep in a Jeep,
Nancy Shaw has written some of the most beloved modern books about sheep. As she says, "I'd been intrigued by picture books for a long time, but reading to my children made me much more tuned in to them. My daughter and son loved silly stories. We were on a dull car trip in 1982 when... Read More →
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Iza Trapani

Author
Iza Trapani was born in Poland. When she first came to the United States at the age of seven, she learned English in large part by reading a book of Mother Goose nursery rhymes. She is the author of over two-dozen children's books, including the best-selling The Itsy Bitsy Spider... Read More →


Sunday October 16, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:30pm

Rachel Coopey - Knit Every Sock (12:30 Sunday)
Plunge into knitting socks, embrace "start-i-tus".  
All the amazing yarn you once might have saved for a rainy day...is the perfect material to start a new pair of socks...Rachel will show you why (and how) and you'll leave embracing "start-i-tus".

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Rachel Coopey

Authors, Socks Yeah!
Rachel was taught to knit by her grandmother and mother when she was little and she’s still got the extremely long garter stitch stitch scarf to prove it! She was drawn to sock knitting when she bought 3 skeins of hand-dyed sock yarn because they were so beautiful and thought I’d... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:30pm

Jillian Moreno - Sampling Is Not a Dirty Word! (1:30 Sunday)

Sampling Is Not a Dirty Word!

Sampling isn't just for projects. Learn how sampling will make you a more creative and better spinner. Plus, it's fun! Jillian Moreno discusses her love for sampling and how that devotion became her new book Yarnitecture.


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Jillian Moreno

Authors, yarn.i.tec.ture
Jillian Moreno has been involved in craft publishing for more than 20 years. She worked at Interweave Press and has co-authored two books, Big Girl Knits and More Big Girl Knits. For the past 11 years she has been at knitty.com, where she is the editor of Knittyspin, the advertising... Read More →


Sunday October 16, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:30pm

Edie Eckman - How to Write a Craft Book (2:30 Sunday)

How to Write a Craft Book

Edie Eckman, author of several crochet books with over 600,000 total copies in print, shares her process and experience with writing and editing craft books. She’ll also answer questions.

 


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Edie Eckman

Authors, Crochet One Skein Wonders For Babies
Edie Eckman is the author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Around the Corner Crochet Borders, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, The Crochet Answer Book, and Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree, as well as co-editor of Crochet One-Skein Wonders® and Crochet One-Skein... Read More →


Sunday October 16, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475