For more information on the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival go to: http://www.sheepandwool.org/
I took a class from Sharon Costello on Thursday called, "Go-Felt-A-Fish" where we learned to make three-dimensional fish with hand felting - something new for me. Of course, I had done wet felting of my own pieces before, but this was more along the line of sculpturing the shapes with wet wool, rather than needle felting them first.
Best of all, my piece called "Provincetown" won the Best In Show award with the "Bottle Study" coming in second place. I was thrilled to be a part of such a large venue and was hoping to introduce the Babylock Embellisher artwork to this subculture (knitters, spinners, wool people). Currently I have been introducing it to the Quilters subculture but wool roving tends to be foreign to them. These thousands of "sheepy" people have access to all types of wool and could easily relate to how this is done but most of them have never heard of a needle felting machine. Hopefully, those who saw the art pieces will understand it a bit better now or at least have been introduced to the artistic potential it affords.