2012 NH Sheep & Wool Festival Acceptance

Woohoo!!! I was just accepted to the 2012 New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival. This is a BIG deal!! I’ll be setting up my booth in barn #1. I’m so excited!!

2012 NH Sheep & Wool Festival

May 12 & 13, 2012
Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, 9:00am-4:00pm

The 36th annual NH Sheep and Wool Festival, at Deerfield fairgrounds, Deerfield, NH, will feature: sheep shearing, fiber animals, dog herding demonstrations, sheep dog trials, youth shows and activities, fiber shows, spinning and weaving demonstrations, fleece judging and sale, breed displays, educational programs, special workshops and lectures, as well as, over 120 vendors.


The Somersworth HS Fair

photo of Craft booth 1

I did the Somersworth High School craft fair today. It wasn’t a successful fair, but I was there to advertise for my store anyway. Still would have liked to make a little money though.

Here are some pictures I took of my booth today.

photo of Craft booth 2photo of Craft booth 3

I love my cash register. I found it at a yard sale, it works too.

photo of Craft booth 4
When I got home I found a box of buttons on my doorstep. I thought maybe the button fairy came by, but it was my good ol’ friend Lynn. You can never have enough buttons!

photo of big box of buttons

Craft Fair Tomorrow

The Black Sheep will be closed tomorrow because I’ll be in this craft fair
20th Annual Spring Craft Fair
 Saturday, April 28, 2012
9 am – 3 pm
Somersworth High School
8 Memorial Dr.
photo of craft table 2photo of craft tableThe Somersworth Festival Association hosts 3 craft fairs during the
year.  They are the best and largest in NH.  We have the best vendors
from all over New England.  A large attendance of shoppers always come
to shop and have lunch made by the festival board members.  We have up
to 150 vendors in our fairs.


I’ve chopped, and chopped, and chopped, and sanded and salted again and again! I’ve got a good sized parking lot and had to block some of it off for safety. It’s going to remain frigid cold outside until Tuesday, so I don’t expect it to melt away until then. I can’t wait until spring comes along.

The Icy Lot

The Icy Walk to the Store

Little Coin Purses

I love these little coin purses. I can use the left over felted fabric pieces that I used to make other projects. They are really easy to make, but you’ll have to wait until my book comes out (some day) for the instructions.


I made this…

Yesterday I made this felt fabric that I’m going to use for a purse or something.

Felted Floral Fabric

These pictures show the process of wet felting a piece of fabric.

Here I am gently tearing pieces of wool from one of my Big Batts.

I layered the black wool three layers deep using four ounces of wool.

I laid out the flowers and leaves in the colors that I wanted

I wet it down with hot soapy water

I rolled it, and rolled it, and rolled it using my rolling kit (which can be purchased for $14 from my store)

It’s starting to shrink and turn into fabric

The finished fabric


 Please join us to celebrate the


of The Black Sheep

 Thursday, December 15, 2011

10:00am – 7:00pm

● Special 10% discount on all merchandise during the entire day of the Grand Opening

● Browse the shop & classroom

● Refreshments will be served throughout the day


17 Brindle Pond Road, Center Barnstead, NH 03225

Phone: (603) 269-0031

Email: ContactTheBlackSheep@yahoo.com


From the south: Take route 93N toward Concord NH, take exit 15E onto I-393 which turns into route 9, at the lights take a left onto Main Street (you’ll have just passed Camping World on your right), follow this winding road through Chichester, take a left onto route 28, take a right onto route 126 (Center Barnstead), take a left at the church onto Shackford Corner Rd., turn left onto Brindle Pond Rd. (it will be a dirt road).

From the north: Take route 28S, turn left onto route 126 (Center Barnstead), take a left at the church onto Shackford Corner Rd., turn left onto Brindle Pond Rd. (it will be a dirt road).