Walking into the vendor area at Black Sheep Gathering can be a little overwhelming. There are so many colors and textures and sights to take in.
This is the booth that was across the aisle from us. I love the colors!
This was one of the most unusual looking things I saw. It is a Navajo-Churro pelt.
It is kind of creepy looking – reminds me of ‘It’ from The Adams Family 😉
In addition to the bright and vibrant colors, there was a lot of natural colored fiber as well.
I didn’t get a picture of our booth, but it was a nice blend of both.
Sheep could be found everywhere – there were metal sheep…
and LOTS of woolly sheep!
Two different breeds of sheep had their National show/Annual gathering in conjunction with Black Sheep Gathering.
Shetlands were one of the breeds and it looked like it was very well attended! I didn’t count how many sheep were in the shetland show, but I’m guessing there were 35-40 in each of the lamb classes.
The Bluefaced Leicester was the second breed – I love this breed! It was fun seeing so many of them.
There were many, many breeds there. I think the following two sheep show just how diverse the breeds can be…
A beautiful black Navajo-Churro…
and a gorgeous Wenslydale. This fleece was incredible to touch, but looks like a management nightmare!!!
Coming soon…a post all about the Jacobs!
It looks like you had such an awesome time! I love the fiber festivals that have live animals, not just yarn, roving, etc. The down side is, it just makes me want to add a couple more varieties to my flock! Those wenslydales are very cool looking, and the bfl–I want some!