Sheep and Wool Festival

The Sheep and Wool Fest, which usually attracts 7,000-8,000 people over the weekend, opened its 21st year Friday at Jefferson County Fair Park. TOP: Jenny Knoebel of Delavan does rigid heddle weaving in one of the many classes offered on site. MIDDLE LEFT: Rob Cetner of Richmond, Ill., uses a vintage pendulum spinning wheel in a demonstration sponsored by Wool, Warp and Wheel. MIDDLE RIGHT: Michelle Stead of Aurora, Ohio, stands with shawls and shawl pins she designed for her company. BOTTOM LEFT: Bracen Brandt demonstrates shearing in one of the sheep barns.


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