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              BLACK SHEEP
              GATHERING                                      BLACK SHEEP
                                                              GATHERING
                                                                     June 24, 25 and 26,
                                                                            2011
                                                                     Lane County Fairgrounds
                                                                         Eugene, Oregon




C    ome join us at the Lane County fairgrounds in Eugene, Oregon this coming June 24-26. Whether your passion leads
     you to workshops and classes, the barns for sheep and goat shows, the trade show and fiber arts exhibits or the
Wheeler Pavilion to gaze at hundreds of gorgeous fleeces—just plan to visit! Find your way to a spinning circle; listen
and learn during several days of free talks and demonstrations; enroll in one of the many workshops taught by gifted and
renowned instructors or watch the pace of the Sheep-to-Shawl competition on Friday. On Saturday night, join us for the
annual Potluck, and be part of the enthusiastic crowd enjoying the Spinner’s Lead.
  Workshops will be once again located at O’Hara School, adjacent to the fairgrounds across Amazon Creek, an easy
walk from the back parking lot. Registration, now available online as well as through the traditional mail-in regis-
tration form, opens on April 9 and closes on June 11. If there are spaces still available in classes, new registrations
will be taken during the Black Sheep Gathering. However, registering early gives you a better chance of getting into
the classes you want. For more information on the registration process, see the section on Incredible Workshops, page
25.
  Contact Lane County Fairgrounds regarding overnight camping reservations: see page 38 for details. If you need
lodging in Eugene, check the list of motels on page 38. For more visitor information, call the Convention and Visitors
Association of Lane County (CVALCO) at 541-484-5307 or 800-547-5445, or visit their website at http://
www.visitlanecounty.org.
  Daily schedules are available at the information booth. As always, admission and parking at the Gathering are free.
Bring your families and friends, and take part in one of the most unique events in the country celebrating natural colored
animals and their fiber. Please remember, no dogs other than service dogs are allowed.
  The Black Sheep Gathering is an all-volunteer organization that welcomes your suggestions, participation, and assis-
tance. For information on specific events, to volunteer or to offer suggestions, please refer to the list of committee
workers on the next page.
                              • Show Schedule – page 16-17 • Rules – page 17-18 •
             • Sheep Show and Sale Entry Form – page 19 • Goat Show and Sale Entry Form – page 20 •
            • Wool and Mohair Sale and Show Entry Form – page 21 • Fiber Arts Entry Form – page 24 •
         • Workshop Registration Form – page 26 • Sheep-to-Shawl – page 34 • Trade Show – page 35-36 •
                          • Spinner’s Lead – page 37 • Travel and Lodging – page 38 •


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                                  FOR MORE INFORMATION:
COORDINATOR:                                   ANGORA GOAT SHOW:                                                                                                              WORKSHOPS (CO-CHAIRS):
LauraTodd                                 Sandy Erpelding                                                                                                                     Andrea Hudson, registrations
503-804-0014                            42425-870-1728                                                                                                                        541-843-8417
blacksheepgathering@gmail.com             angoras1@yahoo.com                                                                                                                  reg.blacksheep@gmail.com
SHEEP SHOW:                                                                                                                                                                   Robin Seloover, instructor contact
                                               SHEEP-TO-SHAWL:                                                                                                                541-554-8473
Marybeth Bullington
                                               Melda Montgomery                                                                                                               reg.blacksheep@gmail.com
541-895-3119
                                               503-662-3240
sheepmom@cnc.net                                                                                                                                                              ADVERTISING:
                                               melda@twomontys.com
WOOL SHOW AND SALE:                                                                                                                                                           Diane McKinnon
                                               WEBSITE                                                                                                                        503-992-8690
Eliza Drummond
                                               Ann Dockendorf                                                                                                                 DiMcKinnon@aol.com
541-914-2614
                                               541-912-0782
fiberliza@msn.com                                                                                                                                                             FACILITIES:
                                               Ann@aragonalpacas.com
COMMERCIAL TRADE SHOW:                                                                                                                                                        Wayne Thompson
Diane Lyons                                    SPINNER’S LEAD                                                                                                                 541-343-6596
503-852-7376                                   Jan McMahon                                                                                                                    wayne@foxhollowfiber.com
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                                                                                                                                                                                    School there are walking paths
                                                                                                                                                                                    across Amazon Creek. Otherwise
                                                                                                                                                                                    one needs to drive out of the
                                                                                                                                                            18 th Ave
                                                                                                                                                                                    fairgrounds to Jefferson, go south
Black Sheep Gathering, Inc.                                                                                                                                                         to 18th Ave and turn right.
PO Box 51092, Eugene, OR 97405                                                                                        O'Hara Catholic School
                                                                                                                        (BSG Workshops)
Phone: 503-804-0014
Email: blacksheepgathering@gmail.com
www.blacksheepgathering.org

Mission Statement:
The Black Sheep Gathering is an annual event during which participants exchange their knowledge of an appreciation for handcraft
fibers and the animals that produce them.

Goals:
The Black Sheep Gathering strives to provide an environment dedicated to: education, cooperation and participation, an atmo-
sphere of fellowship and fun, and celebrating natural colored animals and their fibers.
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                                          SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
                Thursday, June 23, 2011                                            Saturday, June 25, 2011
1-8pm • Begin receiving wool and mohair fleeces. All                7:45am • Workshop Check-In Opens. **
         entries must be checked in by 9am, Friday.
                                                                    8:30am • Workshops Begin—See Workshop Schedule.
       • Begin receiving Fiber Arts entries. All entries must
         be checked in by 10am, Friday.                             9am    • Wool and Mohair Show—judging resumes.
2-10pm • Fairgrounds open for livestock arrival and camper                 • Sheep Show
         set-up. Health certificates checked.                                Lot J: Left blank intentionally.
                                                                             Lot K: NCWGA Registered Long/Coarse Wool
                Friday, June 24, 2011                                                 (48 and lower).
7:45am •      Sheep/goat exhibitors’ MANDATORY meeting.                      Lot L: NCWGA Registered Medium Wool (50-58).
       •      Workshop Check-In Opens. **                                    Lot M: NCWGA Registered Fine Wool
8am    •      Resume receiving fleeces.                                               (60 and finer).
       •      All livestock must be in place. No livestock may               Lot N: Registered Colored Lincoln.
                                                                           • Trade Show opens.
              arrive after this time.
       •      Resume receiving Fiber Arts entries.                  10am • Fiber Arts Display opens.
8:30am •      Workshops Begin—see Workshop Schedule.                       • Angora Goat Show
                                                                             Lot P: Registered White Angora Goats.
9am    •      Sheep Show in Show Ring A.
                                                                             Lot Q: Registered Colored Angora Goats.
              Lot A: Registered Navajo-Churro.
              Lot B: Registered Shetland.                           Noon • Wool and Mohair Show Judging closes. Presenta-
                      Presentation of Northwest Shetland Sheep               tion of the Black Sheep Cup for the Five Most
                      Breeders trophy for Best Young Flock.                  Valuable Fleeces for Handspinning from a Single
              Lot C: Registered Jacob.                                       Producer.
          •   Trade Show opens.                                     12:30 • Wool and Mohair Show open for public viewing.
          •   Sheep-to-Shawl—competition begins.                             (Start time approximate.)
          •   All Wool and Mohair fleeces in place.                 12:45pm• Workshop Check-In Opens. **
              No entries accepted after this time.                  1pm    • Wool and Mohair Show viewing closes.
10am      •   Wool and Mohair Show—Wool Fleece judging                     • Sheep Show
              begins, open to the public.                                    Lot O: Registered Natural Colored Wool Breeds
          •   Class 00: For Sale Only Fleeces—sale begins                    from non-NCWGA flocks.
Noon      •   All Fiber Arts entries in place. No Fiber Arts will            Lot R: Registered Colored Romney.
              be accepted after this time.                                 • Presentation of the Black Sheep Cup for Best
12:45pm•      Workshop Check-In Opens. **                                    Young Flock and The Glen Eidman Memorial
                                                                             Trophy for Best Sheep in Show.
1pm    •      Fiber Arts—Judging open to the public.
       •      Sheep Show                                            1:30pm • Workshops Begin—See Workshop Schedule.
              Lot D: Registered White Romney.                              • Wool and Mohair Sale begins. (Start time
              Lot E: Left blank intentionally.                               approximate.)
              Lot F: White Registered Long, Medium and Fine         5pm    • Wool and Mohair Sale closes.
                     Wool Breeds.                                          • Fiber Arts Display closes.
              Lot G: Left blank intentionally.                             • Trade Show closes.
              Lot H: Left blank intentionally.                      5:30pm • Potluck no host bar.
              Lot I: Natural Colored Romeldale/CVM.                 6:30pm • Potluck dinner and socializing. Bring a dish to
                     Presentation of the Glen Eidman trophy for              share and your sheep tales.
                     best Colored Romeldale/CVM in show.
1:30      •   Workshops Begin—See Workshop Schedule.                8pm    • Spinner’s Lead, in show ring. (Start time approxi-
                                                                             mate.)
2pm       •   Sheep-to-Shawl—competition ends.
4pm       •   Wool and Mohair Show—Mohair Fleece judging
              begins. (Start time approximate.)
by 7pm •      Fiber Arts Judging closes—Presentation of the
              Black Sheep Cup and Black Lamb Cup at the
              completion of judging.
6pm       •   Trade Show closes.
7pm       •   Wool and Mohair Show closes for day.
                                                                    ** See Workshop Schedule, page 25.
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                                         SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
                  Sunday, June 26, 2011
7:45am • Worshop Check-In Opens **shop Check-In Opens. **1:30pm • Workshops Begin—See Workshop Schedule.
8:30am • Workshops Begin—See Workshop Schedule.          2pm     • Fiber Arts Display closes.
9am     • Junior Sheep Show                              3:30pm • Wool and Mohair Sale closes.
          Lot S: Long/Coarse Wool Breeds (48 and lower). 4pm     • Release of all animals.
          Lot T: Medium/Fine Wool Breeds (50 and finer).         • Trade Show closes.
        • CAGBA Angora Goat Inspection TBA
                                                         2:45pm to
.       • Wool and Mohair Sale opens.
                                                         5pm     • Release of Fiber Arts items.
        • Trade Show opens.
        • Fiber Arts Display opens.                      6pm     • Grounds must be vacated.
12:45pm• Workshop Check-In Opens. **                     ** See Workshop Schedule, page 25.


                     Black Sheep Gathering events open until 4pm on Sunday.
     Group spinning will be held at the Spinners’ Circle all weekend. Bring your spindle or wheel!


                                                            RULES
1. All entries and consignments must be in place at their          • Release time: 4pm, Sunday, June 26, 2011. Any exceptions must
   assigned times.                                                   be cleared with a Black Sheep Gathering committee worker.
2. The Black Sheep Gathering, Inc., is not responsible for           All animals must be removed from the grounds by 6pm.
   damage or loss while on the fairgrounds.                        • Awards: Ribbons will be awarded to 6th place. Prizes will be
3. All decisions of the Black Sheep Gathering Committee              awarded for Champion and Reserve Champion male and fe-
   are final.                                                        male of each lot.
4. ALL sheep and goats must have Scrapie Identification as         Livestock Rules:
   required by the USDA. For information, contact Victoria
                                                                   1. All sheep will be judged 60% on wool, 40% on conforma-
   O’Nion at 503-399-5871 or toll free 1-866-873-2824.
                                                                      tion. The length of wool should be appropriate to show
5. NO DOGS allowed in any building.
                                                                      off the quality of the fleece for each particular breed. It is
6. Animals may not be housed in the parking lot in trucks
                                                                      recommended that fine wool sheep have 1½ inches of wool,
   or trailers.
                                                                      medium wool sheep 2 inches and long wool sheep 3 inches.
7. Mandatory livestock exhibitors’ meeting 7:45am Friday,
                                                                      Belly shearing is not allowed.
   June 24, at Show Ring A.
                                                                   2. ALL sheep entered must be registered with their appropri-
      LIVESTOCK CONSIGNMENTS AND SHOW                                 ate association. Proper registration is required for show par-
                                                                      ticipation. You may fill in “pending” under registration num-
 Please read all rules carefully prior to filling in entry form.      ber on entry form. However, registration certificates will be
           Livestock rules will be strictly enforced.                 inspected upon check-in. Proper ear tags are required.
                                                                   3. White Angora goats will be judged according to the Ameri-
• Entries will be accepted on a first come basis and will close       can Angora Goat Breeder’s Association Standards. Colored
  upon receipt of 600 entries. No refunds will be given after         Angora goats will be judged according to CAGBA Standards.
  June 1, 2011.                                                    4. Each lot needs to have 5 or more exhibitors and a mini-
• Fees: $7 for each sheep or goat to be shown or sold.                mum of 20 animals entered to qualify for a separate lot.
• No trade booths will be allowed in the livestock barns.             Any lot without the required numbers will be combined
  Cashmere goats and pygmy goats will be allowed one pen              with another lot at the discretion of the sheep show co-
  each, only through their respective associations, to exhibit        ordinator. Exhibitors with the required numbers may
  and sell animals. These pens will be allotted on a first come,      request a separate lot but must do so by April 1, 2011.
  first served basis. Due to space limitations we are not able     5. Individual animals may be shown in ONLY one lot. An ex-
  to accommodate other livestock, sorry.                              hibitor may enter only two sheep or goats per class. An ex-
• All animals, show and exhibit alike, must be in place by            hibitor is defined as a farm or an individual. Two people
  8am, Friday, June 24, 2011.                                         using the same farm name are still one exhibitor. Each class
• Animal sales will be by private treaty.                             must have at least two exhibitors and three animals or it
                                                                      may be deleted.
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                                                               RULES
6. All animals must be sound and healthy and free of external para-      11. ANIMALS ENTERED FOR SALE OR EXHIBIT ONLY
   sites. Sheep entries must be under two years of age except for            CANNOT EXCEED 25% OF THE TOTAL NUMBER
   does and bucks entered in the aged doe and buck classes. The              OF ANIMAL ENTRIES FROM ONE FARM.
   Black Sheep Gathering committee reserves the right to require the
                                                                         12. Farm Display Pen (FDP): If you wish to put up a table or
   removal of any animal judged unhealthy by the committee.
                                                                             elaborate display you need to order a FDP ahead of time.
   •      All sheep and goats coming from out of state are required to
   have health certificates.                                                 Displays may not intrude into the aisle. The cost is $25. It is
7. No commercial sales other than animals are allowed in the                 the size of one animal pen. The FDP pen may contain up to
    barn. Please limit farm name signs to a practical size, and              2 sheep or 3 goats, tables, chairs, large signs or items, ex-
    any decorations to the subject of your animals. See rule 12              amples of farm products, etc.; however NO SALES of farm
    for Farm Display Pens. No wool or mohair fleeces may be                  products other than animals are allowed in the barn. FDPs
    sold on the grounds except through the Wool and Mo-                      are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis AFTER all ani-
    hair Show and Sale.                                                      mal spaces are secured. Check the box on the entry form
8. Every effort will be made to give exhibitors the number of pens           and you will be notified 2-3 weeks prior to the show. Please
    requested, but an exhibitor may get fewer pens than requested            send a separate check for the Farm Display Pen.S
    due to limited space. If space allows there will be communal         13. Junior Sheep Show—9am Sunday June 26. This show is
    tack pens made available to be shared by exhibitors. Aisles              open to anyone up to 18 years of age and all breeds of sheep,
    must be kept clear, and feed and equipment stored in trail-              both white and colored. All sheep entered must be registered
    ers or assigned areas.                                                   with their appropriate association. All General Rules and
9. Exhibitors must provide their own water buckets and feed.                 Livestock Rules 1, 2, 5-12 apply. White and colored sheep
    Check entry form for straw purchases.                                    will be shown together; if we receive enough entries, the lot
10. Pen cards will be available in the show ring in the barn and             will be split.
    must be posted for each animal. Please identify animals for             Adult volunteers are needed to work the show ring. Please
    sale in some easily recognizable way.                                   contact: ccakfa@aol.comS
                                                                            HEEP DIVISION
                                                    SHEEP DIVISION
  The 2011 Black Sheep Gathering Sheep Show welcomes                     O. Registered Natural Colored Wool Breeds from non-NCWGA
judge Wes Limesand to the ring. Wes has given more than 35                  flocks.
years of his career to the sheep research program at North Da-           R. Registered Colored Romney.
kota State University. He is well respected, nationally and inter-
                                                                         Sunday—Junior Sheep Show (See Livestock Rule 13)
nationally, for his knowledge, leadership and skill as a sheep
                                                                         S. Registered Long/Coarse Wool (48 and lower).
husbandry scientist, researcher and judge.
                                                                         T. Registered Medium/Fine Wool (50 and finer).
                      Judge: Wes Limesand                                Class:
                       Fargo, North Dakota                               1. Yearling Ram—less than 24 months old.
Lot:                                                                     2. Ram Lamb—born December 15, 2010-April 15, 2011.
A. Registered Navajo-Churro.                                             3. Pair of Ram Lambs—owned by exhibitor.
B. Registered Shetland.                                                     Must be shown in class 2.
     • Award: The Northwestern Shetland Sheep Breeders Trophy            4. Yearling Ewe—less than 24 months old.
     for the Best Young Breeders Flock of Shetland Sheep.                5. Ewe Lamb—born December 15, 2010-April 15, 2011.
C.   Registered Jacob.                                                   6. Pair of Ewe Lambs—owned by exhibitor.
D.   Registered White Romney.                                               Must be shown in class 5.
E.   Left blank intentionally.                                           Group Classes:
F.   White Registered Long, Medium and Fine Wool Breeds.                 7. Breeders Young Flock—1 ram lamb, 2 ewe lambs owned by
G.   Left blank intentionally.                                              exhibitor. Must have been shown in classes 2 and 5.
H.   Left blank intentionally.
I.   Natural Colored Romeldale/CVM.                                                           BLACK SHEEP CUP
     • Award: The Glen Eidman Trophy for best CVM in Lot I.                 Best Young Flock of Show: Winners of each lot to compete. This
J.   Left blank intentionally.                                           is a perennial trophy donated by the Black Sheep Newsletter.
K.   NCWGA Registered Long/Coarse Wool (48 and lower).                             GLEN EIDMAN MEMORIAL TROPHY
L.   NCWGA Registered Medium Wool (50-58).                                  Best Sheep of Show: Champions from each lot to compete. This
M.   NCWGA Registered Fine Wool (60 and finer).                          is a perennial trophy in Glen’s memory donated by the Black Sheep
N.   Registered Colored Lincoln.                                         Gathering organization.
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                                                 Sheep Show and Sale Entry Form
       Release time: 4pm Sunday, June 26, 2011 — CAREFULLY READ LIVESTOCK RULES BEFORE FILLING IN FORM.
       Show
                                                                                                    Re gis tration Numbe r
       Sale             Lot        Clas s                   Bre e d                                                                       Date of Birth
                                                                                                 SEE LIVESTOCK RULE #2
      Exhibit




                              Entries accepted on first come basis and will close upon receipt of 600 entries.
 Farm/R anch:                                                                N umber of Show A nimals:
                                                                             N umber of Sale Only or Exhibit A nimals:
 N ame:
                                                                                       SEE LIV ESTOC K R U LE #11
 A ddress:                                                                   N umber of Show /Sale/Exhibit animals    ____ at $7/animal     $

                                                                             Straw Bedding -- number of bales            ____ at $3/bal     $
 Phone:                          E-mail:                                                   TOTAL D OLLARS ENCLOSED: (w ithout FD P)        $
 U SD A Scrapie Premise ID #:                                                N umber of 6 x 6 Pens R equested: ____

                 I   REQUEST A   FARM D ISPLAY PEN (FD P)   _____     (INCLUDE   SEPARATE CHECK FOR   $25,   SEE LIVESTOCK RULE   #12)

   ENTRY DEADLINE: Entries accepted on first come basis and will close upon receipt of 600 entries. Checks payable to:
 Black Sheep Gathering, Inc. Send to: Carol Albrecht, 606 Canyon Rd, Oroville, CA 95965. No phone, fax or email entries.
                                         Confirmation letters go out after June 1.



                                            ANGORA GOAT DIVISION
  The 2011 Black Sheep Gathering Angora Goat Show wel-                           3. Pair Buck Kids—bred and owned by exhibitor. Must be
comes Sara Bewley as judge. Active in livestock since an adoles-                     shown in class 1 and 2.
cent, Sara first became interested in Angora Goats for their “cute”              4. Yearling Bucks—less than 24 months old.
factor. The challenge of making measurable genetic improvement                   5. Aged Bucks—2 years and older.
soon had her hooked for life. In the years since, Sara has judged                6. Junior Doe Kids—born February 15-April 1, 2011.
both in the United States and New Zealand and, along with her                    7. Senior Doe Kids—born January 1-February 14, 2011.
husband Vernon, has captured multiple national championships                     8. Pair Doe Kids—bred and owned by exhibitor. Must be
with their Angoras. The pair also runs a marketing agency from                       shown in class 5 and 6.
their ranch in Stephenville, Texas, Hill Shepherd Marketing Group,               9. Yearling Does—less than 24 months old.
which specializes in the agriculture and equine industries.                      10. Aged Does—2 and 3 years old.
  Sara will also judge the mohair fleece show at the Wheeler                     11. Aged Does—4 years and older.
Pavillion at 4pm on Friday. This is an open judging so all are                   12. Breeders Young Flock—1 buck kid, 2 doe kids—bred and
welcome to watch judging. See you there!                                             owned by exhibitor. Must have been shown in classes 1 or 2
                                                                                     and 5 or 6.
                      Judge: Sara Bewley                                         13. Best Fleece—judge’s choice.
                      Stephenville, Texas                                                BLACK SHEEP NEWSLETTER’S GOAT CUP
Lot:                                                                               A champion goat, colored or white, will be chosen for this
P. Registered Angora Goats—must be registered with the                           award. This cup is a perennial trophy and is donated by the Black
   American Angora Goat Breeder’s Association.                                   Sheep Newsletter.
Q. Natural Colored Angora Goats—must be registered or re-
   corded with CAGBA or ACGBA.                                                                    LIVESTOCK BREEDERS
Angora Goat Class:                                                                  Promote your farm and support the BSG by donating your
1. Junior Buck Kids—born February 15-April 1, 2011.                              lamb or goat for the 2011 Black Sheep Gathering Potluck, de-
2. Senior Buck Kids—born January 1-February 14, 2011.                            tails on the BSG website: blacksheepgathering.org
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                              WOOL AND MOHAIR SHOW AND SALE
                 Held at the Wheeler Pavilion                             Wool and Mohair Show Rules:
• Fees: $4 for each wool or mohair fleece for show or sale.               1. All show fleeces will be judged on the basis of handspinning
• Please use entry form on page 21.                                          quality and character, stressing cleanliness, strength and uni-
• All entries must be received by June 1, 2011. For entries post-            formity.
  marked after June 1, 2011, fees will be $8 for each wool or             2. A fleece for show and sale must be properly rolled and placed
  mohair fleece.                                                             in a clear plastic bag to be presented for show. No tied
• All wool and mohair fleeces must be in place by 9am Friday.                fleeces. Mohair fleeces do not have to be rolled.
• No refunds after June 1, 2011. All fleeces must be entered in              No fleeces with mothballs will be allowed in the show.
  the name of the actual producer.                                           Please air your fleeces extensively, as some people are
• No fleece will be accepted for display or sale after the 9am               extremely sensitive to these chemicals. The show chair
  deadline.                                                                  reserves the right to eliminate these fleeces from the sale
• Wool and mohair judging, 10am, Friday, June 24, 2011.                      and show.
• There will be a one hour public viewing at the completion of               The BSG Wool Show is a handspinners show. Handspinning
  judging. Sale will open shortly after viewing on Saturday.                 characteristics of the fleece are the primary judging criteria.
• Awards: ribbons for grower awarded through 6th place.                      Judges reserve the right to carefully unroll fleeces. Fine wool
• Prizes will be awarded for Champion and Reserve Champion                   fleeces may be rolled with paper liners to prevent sticking.
  Natural Colored and White Fleeces. The perennial Black Sheep            3. Each entry must be tagged with a Black Sheep Gathering
  Cup will be awarded to the winner of the Five Most Valuable                tag available at the check-in table. Clear plastic bags will be
  Fleeces for Handspinning from a Single Producer. There is a                available for sale.
  $10 entry fee to participate in class 32.                               4. Sellers will receive a signed original receipt.
• A 10% handling fee will be collected on all fleeces sold at             5. Participants will receive a check via mail for their fleece
  the wool and mohair sale.                                                  sales (less 10% handling fee), within 30 days of the BSG.
• All fleeces must be claimed by producer or designee between                Participants are required to pick up unsold fleeces and
  3:30pm and 5pm on Sunday, June 26, 2011.                                   must sign a release sheet at check out time on Sunday. If




                                                   Goat Show and Sale Entry Form
        Release time: 4pm Sunday, June 26, 2011 — CAREFULLY READ LIVESTOCK RULES BEFORE FILLING IN FORM.
        Show
                                                                                               R e gis tration N umbe r
        Sale              Lot        Clas s                 Bre e d                                                                     D ate of Birth
                                                                                            SEE LIVESTOCK R ULE #2
       Exhibit




                                Entries accepted on first come basis and will close upon receipt of 600 entries.
  Farm/R anch:                                                           N umber of Show A nimals:
                                                                         N umber of Sale Only or E xhibit A nimals:
  N ame:
                                                                                   SE E LIV E STOC K R U LE #11

 A ddress:                                                               N umber of Show /Sale/E xhibit animals: ____ at $7/animal         $

                                                                         Straw B edding -- number of bales            ____ at $3/bale      $

  Phone:                          E -mail:                                            TOTAL D OLLARS E NCLOSEd: (w ithout FD P)            $
  U SD A Scrapie Premise ID #:                                           N umber of 6 x 6 Pens R equested: ____

                  I   REQUEST A   FARM D ISPLAY PEN (FD P) _____ (INCLUDE   SEPARATE CHECK FOR    $25,   SEE LIVESTOCK RULE     #12)

          ENTRY DEADLINE: Entries accepted on first come basis and will close upon receipt of 600 total entries.
   Checks payable to: Black Sheep Gathering, Inc. Send to: Sandy Erpelding, 14420 Forty-Five Rd, Arlington, WA 98223.
                          No phone, fax or email entries. Confirmation letters go out after June 1.

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   all fleeces have been sold, this may be done earlier as                                   WOOL AND MOHAIR SHOW
   record keeping allows.
6. Wool show judging is limited by time and space on a first-                Ian Stewart has been involved in sheep farming since 1958.
   come first-serve basis. Please send entry form in as early as           In 1974, he established a coloured flock alongside his white flock
   possible.                                                               and had a total of 1000 ewes (nine breeds). In 1994, he moved
7. Number of entries: Producers may enter up to 20 fleeces                 to North America and worked with livestock there. He judged
   in the WOOL SHOW. There is no limit on the number of                    white fleeces one year and coloured fleeces the next year at the
   fleeces in Class 00 (For Sale Only–not competing in the                 Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival in New York, 2006-07.
   show). Entries Per Class: Producers may enter 4 (four) fleeces
   per class.                                                                                    Wool Judge: Ian Stewart
8. Wool and Mohair will be accepted for table sale (Class 00).                                   Masterton, New Zealand
   Class 00: the rule is “Buyer Beware” because they are not               1. Solid natural colored common and braid breeds (44s and
   judged. However, many nice fleeces are entered in this class                coarser).
   and the BSG would like to continue to offer this marketing              2. Solid natural colored long wool breeds (46s-50s).
   opportunity for producers. The committee chair, to maintain             3. Solid natural colored medium wool breeds (52s-58s).
   the standard of the show, will pull fleeces with wool rot or            4. Solid natural colored fine wool breeds (60s and finer).
   other extensive problems.                                               5. Variegated natural colored common and braid breeds (44s
   Class 00: For Sale Only Fleeces–sale will begin on Friday at 10am.          and coarser).
9. Promotional materials may be inserted in fleeces only after             6. Variegated natural colored long wool breeds (46s-50s).
    judging.                                                               7. Variegated natural colored medium wool breeds (52s-58s).
10. The wool sale will not accept mailed fleeces. An agent                 8. Variegated natural colored fine wool breeds (60s and finer).
    may enter and retrieve fleeces with a letter from the                  9. Purebred colored Romney.
    grower.                                                                10. Purebred colored Lincoln.
11. Please note new classes in Mohair Show.                                11. Purebred Jacob.
12. BSG Wool Show Committee Chair reserves the right to pull               12. Purebred colored Corriedale.
    fleeces from the Wool Show and Sale upon the recommen-                 13. Purebred colored common and braid breeds (44s and
    dation of the judge in order to maintain the recognized high               coarser).
    standards of quality, handspinning fleeces. Fleeces with wool          14. Purebred colored long wool breeds (46s-50s).
    rot, abnormal ‘vegetation’ or other disqualifying issues will          15. Purebred colored medium wool breeds (52s-58s).
    be pulled with a note provided as to the cause. Please see the         16. Purebred colored fine wool breeds (60s and finer).
    chairperson at the registration table with fleeces that are ques-      17. White common and braid breeds (44s and coarser).
    tionable.                                                              18. White long wool breeds (46s-50s).
13. 2011 Judging—Judge’s overall impression of each fleece will            19. White medium wool breeds (52s-58s).
    be recorded on a card for the grower.                                  20. White fine wool breeds (60s and finer).


                                        Wool and Mohair Sale and Show Entry Form
                 All Wool Entrie s                                         Additional Information/Wool Show Entrie s

                   Bre e d                   Color    $4 Entry Fe e Fle e ce ID Clas s #               Clas s De s cription            Price /lb or NFS




               Class #32—Entries for 5 Most Valuable Fleeces must be noted by * in Class # column and include $10 entry fee
 Name :                                                                   Phone :

 Farm/Ranch:                                                              Numbe r of Wool Sale OnlyEntrie s            ____ at $4 e ach:         $

 Addre s s :                                                              Numbe r of Wool Show Entrie s                ____ at $4 e ach:         $

 E-mail:                                                                  Clas s 32: Entry fe e $10.                     TOTAL $ ENCLOSEd: $

    ENTRY DEADLINE: Postmarked by June 1, 2011. Any entry postmarked after June 1, 2011 must include double the
               registration fees to be accepted. Make checks payable to: Black Sheep Gathering, Inc.
          Return to: Eliza Drummond, 2121 Jackson Street, Eugene, OR 97405. Email: fiberliza@msn.com
                                                                                                                                           Winter 2011 / 21
21. Purebred white Romney.                                                        MOHAIR FLEECE JUDGING
22. Purebred white Lincoln.
23. Purebred white Corriedale.                                         Active in livestock since an adolescent, Sara Bewely first be-
24. Purebred white common and braid breeds (44s and                 came interested in Angora Goats for their “cute” factor. The
    coarser).                                                       challenge of making measurable genetic improvement soon had
25. Purebred white long wool breeds (46s-50s).                      her hooked for life. In the years since, Sara has judged both in
26. Purebred white medium wool breeds (52s-58s).                    the United States and New Zealand and, along with her husband
27. Purebred white fine wool breeds (60s and finer).                Vernon, has captured multiple national championships with their
28. Shetland yearling and younger.*                                 angoras. The pair also runs a marketing agency from their ranch
29. Shetland mature.*                                               in Stephenville, Texas, Hill Shepherd Marketing Group, which
30. Navajo-Churro.*                                                 specializes in the agriculture and equine industries.
31. Other primitive or double-coated.*                                             Mohair Judge: Sara Bewley
43. Purebred Icelandic.*
                                                                                      Stephenville, Texas
 * The judge may combine classes with less than four or five        Note—Mohair fleeces should be entered into classes by the grade
   breeders.                                                        of the fleece, not the age of the goat that produced it: i.e., if your
32. Five Most Valuable Fleeces for Handspinning from a Single       three-year-old doe grows kid mohair enter her fleece in the kid class.
    Producer. Each fleece will be judged on strength, elasticity,   Samples of various mohair grades will be available for comparison
    uniformity, breed characteristics, cleanliness and spinning     at the wool show, or bring your fleeces to the goat barn prior to entry
                                                                    for consultation regarding grade. Grades noted in microns (μ).
    quality. Exhibitor must indicate by an * in the class column,
    the five fleeces entered for judging. Ten dollar ($10) entry    33. White super-fine kid (24-27μ).
    fee.                                                            34. White kid (27-30μ).
                                                                    35. White yearling (31-33μ).
00. For Sale Only. No limit on number of entries. This class is     36. White fine adult (33-36μ).
    not judged. Fleeces with wool rot or other extensive prob-      37. White adult (36 + μ).
    lems will be pulled by the committee chair.                     38. Colored super-fine kid (24-27μ).
                                                                    39. Colored kid (27-30μ).
                                                                    40. Colored yearling (31-33μ).
                                                                    41. Colored fine adult (33-36μ).
                                                                    42. Colored adult (36 + μ).


                                FIBER ARTS AND YARN SHOW
   The mission of this show is to showcase the use of natural colored animal fibers. The purpose of the Fiber Arts and Yarn Show is
to support natural colored wool and fiber production through handspinning and fiber arts. Enter your handspun projects and join the
competition.
Fiber Arts and Yarn Show Rules:                                            Skeins of yarn must also include:
                                                                              • A statement of intended use of yarn
1. Please use Fiber Arts entry form, page 24.
                                                                              • A 3" x 3" (minimum size) sample swatch, demonstrat-
2. Fees: $2 per skein of yarn.                                                  ing any patterning or techniques to be used.
          $4 per Fiber Arts item.
                                                                           Finished items should include descriptive information
3. All articles, including the yarn in the article and yarns en-             regarding:
    tered, must have been finished within the last year by the                • Preparation.
    entrant from 100% animal fibers.                                          • Technique.
4. Yarn MUST be in skeins with a minimum 30 yards, appro-                     • Design used—indicate “original design” if no
    priately tied. NO balls of yarn will be accepted.                           commercial pattern was used.
5. Attach to each item two 3 x 5 cards.                              6. Judging criteria adapted from Northwest Regional Spinners
    Card 1: Entrant’s name and address.                                   Association.
    Card 2: Include the following:                                   7. Entries must be in place by noon, Friday, June 24, 2011. The
      • Division, Lot and Class Number of item.                          Fiber Arts show will accept mail-in entries received by June
      • Fiber content(s), to include breed of animal if known.           12. Please include mailing label and funds for return post-
         Include a statement of how fiber was prepared.                  age. Insurance, if desired, to be provided by entrant.
      • Fleece or fiber sample must be attached to both skeins       8. Release—starts at 2:45pm, Sunday, June 26, 2011. Early
         and finished items.                                             release must be arranged with Fiber Arts attendants. All en-
                                                                         tries must be claimed by 5pm.
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  • The Sharon Nofziger Memorial Black Lamb Cup, spon-               M. Plant/Mineral-dyed Natural Color Yarn.
sored by the Hubbard Ranch, will be awarded to the best overall      N. Plant/Mineral-dyed White Yarn.
entry from those seventeen and younger. All these items will be      O. Plant/Mineral-dyed Yarn from Blended Fibers (must be
judged first before the presentation of the cup.                         greater than 50% animal protein).
                                                                     P. Synthetic-dyed Natural Color Yarn.
   • The Black Sheep Cup will be awarded to the best overall
                                                                     Q. Synthetic-dyed White Yarn.
adult entry. This is a perennial trophy donated by the Black Sheep
                                                                     R. Synthetic-dyed Yarn from Blended Fibers (must be greater
Newsletter. EXCEPTION: Lot O: Group Works, will NOT be
                                                                         than 50% animal protein).
eligible to compete for this trophy.
                                                                     S. All animal fiber natural color or white, with addition of me-
                                                                         tallic yarn.
           FIBER ARTS AND YARN SHOW                                  T. All animal fiber dyed, with addition of metallic yarn.
   Judith MacKenzie has worked as a textile artist for many years.   U. Raw fiber to yarn (spinner must have done all fiber process-
As a spinner, dyer and weaver, she has traveled and worked               ing).
throughout North America and abroad. Attending the open judg-        00. Spinner’s Gallery—FOR DISPLAY ONLY.
ing at the Black Sheep Gathering Fiber Arts and Yarn Show is         Class:
like attending a master class in fiber, spinning, and fiber arts     1. Singles.
creations, where attendees learn from Judith’s experience using      2. 2-ply.
the entries as examples. Judith teaches as only she can – with a     3. Multi-ply.
depth of knowledge honed by years of practice, scientific and        4. Novelty yarn of choice.
historical knowledge, patience, creative informality, personal       5. Fine-spun yarn.
perspective, great humor, and hands-on expertise that demystifies    6. Machine spun.
any process. Don’t miss this unequaled venue to learn about          7. Pee Wee handspun—age 7 and under.
spinning, knitting, weaving, felting, and gorgeous natural fiber.    8. Children handspun—age 8-12.
                                                                     9. Teen Handspun—age 13-17.

                                                                                       FIBER ARTS DIVISION
                Judge: Judith MacKenzie
                  Western Washington                                 Judging Criteria for all Entries:
                                                                     1. General overall appearance.
                        YARN DIVISION
                                                                     2. Suitability of yarn to article—consistency of spinning, ap-
Judging Criteria for all Entries:                                       propriate yarn characteristics.
1. General overall appearance.                                       3. Suitability of fiber to project—fiber preparation, drapability,
2. Preparation for exhibit—clean, properly skeined and tied, of         durability, hand.
   listed yardage and/or weight, blocked if necessary.               4. Technique—gauge/sett, even tension, perfect execution, no
3. Suitability of fiber to yarn—amount of twist, diameter of            uncorrected mistakes.
   yarn.                                                             5. Finishing—blocking, ends, cleanliness, seams, appropriate
4. Technique—twist evenly executed, appropriate plying twist,           notions.
   diameter consistent throughout, structurally durable, yarn        6. Finished Execution – originality, creativity, complexity.
   designs consistent, consistent dyeing/blending.
                                                                       Judging criteria adapted from Northwest Regional Spinners
5. Suitability of yarn to use—direction of twist, amount of twist,
                                                                     Association, 1990. The judge is free to change any exhibit not
   diameter of yarn, handle of yarn, appropriate number of plies.
                                                                     properly entered in correct Lot, Class or Division.
6. Finished Execution – originality, creativity, complexity.
                                                                     Lot:
Lot:
                                                                     A. Made from 100% Natural Color Wool—Undyed.
A. 100% Grease White Wool Yarn.
                                                                     B. Made from 100% Natural Color Wool—Dyed.
B. 100% Grease Natural Color Wool Yarn
                                                                     C. Made from 100% Natural Animal Fibers—Undyed (includes
C. 100% Washed White Wool Yarn
                                                                        white wool).
D. 100% Washed Natural Color Wool Yarn.
                                                                     D. Made from 100% Natural Animal Fibers—Dyed (includes
E. 100% Mohair Yarn, Natural Color or White.
                                                                        white wool).
F. 100% Angora Rabbit Yarn, Natural Color or White.
                                                                     E. Made from 100% silk.
G. 100% Camelid Yarn, Natural Color or White.
                                                                     F. Blended fibers (must be greater than 50% animal protein;
H. 100% Silk, Natural Color or White.
                                                                        includes metallic).
I. 100% Cashmere, Natural Color or White.
J. 100% Pygora Goat, Natural Color or White.
K. 100% Other Animal Fibers (i.e., qiviut, buffalo, yak, pos-
   sum, dog, etc.).
L. Blended fibers, Natural Color or White (must be greater than
   50% animal protein).
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Hand-Knitted or -Crocheted—Knitted or crocheted items                  5. Needle felted Embellishment (may be commercially made
must be handspun (indicate on tag).                                        base - must be natural fiber).
Class:                                                                 6. Needle felted Other.
1. Sweaters, jackets, coats.                                           7. Pee Wee— age 7 and under.
2. Vests.                                                              8. Children Felted— age 8 - 12.
3. Shawls, ponchos, capes.                                             9. Teen Felted— age 13-17.
4. Afghans.                                                            Miscellaneous Protein Fibers.
5. Accessories—hats, scarves, belts, etc.                              Class:
6. Socks.                                                              1. Machine knitted items.
7. Pee Wee knitted projects—age 7 and under.                           2. Stuffed animals.
8. Children knitted projects—age 8-12.                                 3. Locker hooking.
9. Teen knitted projects—age 13-17.                                    4. Hooked rugs and hangings.
Woven—either the entire weft or the entire warp must be                5. Crewel and needlepoint.
handspun; remaining fibers may be either hand or machine spun          6. Combination of techniques.
and may contain plant fibers.                                          7. Basketry.
Class:                                                                 8. Pee Wee projects—age 7 and under.
1. Sweaters, jackets, coats.                                           9. Children projects—age 8-12.
2. Vests.                                                              10. Teen projects—age 13-17.
3. Shawls, ponchos, capes.
4. Accessories—hats, scarves, belts, etc.                              Group Works—Collaborative projects will be judged and rib-
5. Rugs, tapestries, wall hangings.                                    bons awarded. These projects will NOT be eligible to compete
6. Blankets, afghans and yardage.                                      for The Black Sheep Cup or the Black Lamb Cup.
7. Table linens.                                                       Spinner’s Gallery—The Spinner's Gallery is dedicated to the
8. Pee Wee weaving projects—age 7 and under.                           memory of Sharon Nofziger’s gentle spirit. It is inspired by
9. Children weaving projects—age 8-12.                                 Sharon’s desire to have a place for people who want to exhibit
10. Teen weaving projects—age 13-17.                                   this year's projects without particiating in the judging. The crite-
Felting—Felted Items must be made of 100 % animal fibers.              ria and entry fees will be the same as the Fiber Arts and Yarn
Some small use of non-animal fiber embellishment may be                Show. On the entry form indicate you are entering the Spinner's
allowed.                                                               Gallery by listing the fiber arts or yarn lot to read 00.
Class:
1. Wet Felted Wearable.
2. Wet Felted Non-wearable.
3. Laminated Felt.
4. Needle felted Critter or Humanoid.



                                                           Fiber Arts Entry Form
             Divis ion                                  Clas s
                                        Lot Le tte r                                     Ite m De s cription                                      Entry Fe e
          a
     Y = Y rn FA = Fibe r Arts                         Numbe r




 N a me :                                                             N u mb e r o f S k e i n s                       ____ a t $ 2 e a c h   $
 A d d re s s :                                                       N u mb e r o f F i b e r A r t I t e ms           ____ at $4 e ach $
                                                                      R e t u rn s h i p p n g a n d h a n d l i n g                          $
                                                                                                                To t a l $ E n c l o s e d    $
 Pho ne :                        E - ma i l :

              Make checks payable to: Black Sheep Gathering, Inc. Submit entry form with items at the Black Sheep Gathering,
                           or mail entries to arrive by June 12, 2011 to Liz Hubbard, 37820 Jones Road, Bonanza, OR 97623
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                                       INCREDIBLE WORKSHOPS!
                                                REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
   Once again the Black Sheep Gathering is excited to offer an inspiring array of workshops for fiber enthusiasts, taught by some of
the best fiber artist and animal husbandry instructors from the Northwest and beyond. Unless otherwise noted in the workshop
descriptions, the workshops will be held at O’Hara Catholic School, 715 West 18th Avenue, just a short walk from the fairgrounds.
Workshops are held during all three days of the Gathering—Friday, June 24, Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26.
Registration/General Information:
Registration Opens: April 9, 2011. In order to prevent server overloads, there is no set time of day for on-line registration to open.
Mail-In Registration: We understand that you may not be able or willing to register online, so we will continue to accept mail-in
         Updates to the show catalog will ONLY be published on the BSG web page by mail will still be a lottery process
registrations. However, we will not be holding any seats for mail-ins this year. Registration www.blacksheepgathering.org by
postmark date, just as in past years.
Registration Closes: June 11, 2011. After this date we will not give refunds for workshop cancellations unless another person fills
the canceled space. If your space is filled, cancellation fees may apply (see section on cancellation).
Contact Us: You may contact us by e-mail at reg.blacksheep@gmail.com or by mail at Black Sheep Gathering Workshops, PO Box
50054, Eugene, OR 97405.
Check-in: Morning and all-day workshops begin at 8:30am and afternoon workshops begin at 1:30pm. Check-in times are 7:45-
8:30am and 12:45-1:30pm respectively. Students need to check in at O’Hara School unless otherwise noted.
Breaks: All-day classes include a 2-hour break from 11:30am-1:30pm to allow ample time for lunch and shopping. It is a short 5-
minute walk to the fairgrounds where the rest of the Black Sheep Gathering events are located.
Cancellations, Waiting Lists and Other Issues: The Black Sheep Gathering website will provide more detail about how the online
registration will work, where you will be able to get a mail-in registration form should you need one, and cancellation and waiting
list policies.



               Friday, June 24, Morning Classes                           cool, etc. Students will get the hands-on practice of trimming
                                                                          toenails and shearing both a doe and a buck with scissors.
Charts Made Simple                                                        No prior experience is required.
JC Briar                                                                  Marilyn has been raising and breeding all types of Angora breeds for
Friday, June 24, 8:30-11:30a.m.                                           nearly ten years and will be pleased to get you started with all the
Cost: $40                                                                 information you need to keep your new friend happy, healthy, and
                                                                          comfortable.
The symbols of a chart take the place of written instructions, telling
you what stitches to work. But a good chart does so much more,
showing you what the knitted fabric should look like. In this class,      Nantucket Rug Hooking Friday, June 24, Morning Classes
you’ll learn to read charts, making sense of their symbols and using      Janis Thompson
them to keep your knitting on track and to minimize mistakes.             Friday, June 24, 8:30am-12:30pm
Comprehensive handouts included for use in class and at home.             Cost: $55 plus $15 for supplies used in class and a hook to
Basic knitting experience required.                                              take home.
A self-confessed “technique freak” and “skill junkie,” JC dabbles in      Learn the whys and wherefores of rug hooking with yarn. Each
all kinds of knitting, but has a special fondness for textured knitting   student will receive a Primitive Hook, linen and yarn for hooking
and novel construction techniques. If it involves lace, cables, or        into a “Badge” of sorts, for embellishing a coat, hat or handbag.
seamless construction, it’s sure to catch her eye. She shares her         Lots of inspiration for working on rugs and larger projects will be
enthusiasm by teaching at fiber festivals, online, and through her        discussed and fondled in class. Leave with a finished treasure!
book Charts Made Simple. Find her current teaching schedule at            No prior experience is required.
www.jcbriar.com.
                                                                          Janis Thompson is the owner of dyelots! fiber ART studio in
                                                                          Eugene, Oregon. A familiar face at most Fiber Shows in the
Care, Feeding, and Shearing of Angora Rabbits                             Pacific Northwest, Janis and her mom, Annabelle, like to vendor,
Marilyn Romatka                                                           teach and travel all over—spreading the FIBER ARTs virus to
Friday, June 24, 8:30am-12:30pm                                           anyone who will listen! Janis teaches at Black Sheep Gathering,
Cost: $55 plus $2 for class handouts                                      Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, NwRSA and the Eugene
Have you always wanted to actually OWN your own fiber animal,             Textile Center. Meet the Energizer Bunny face-to-face in a class
but had no land to keep livestock? Angoras are great pets for non-        with Janis!
landed spinners, even apartment dwellers! This class will cover
              Friday, A to 24, Morning Classes
rabbit ownership fromJuneZ: cages and equipment, nutrition, care
of the fleece (before, during, and after shearing), keeping rabbits
                                                                                                                               Winter 2011 / 25
Spinning for Lace                                                              Cup for a handspun, knitted lace shawl and two Champion
Cynthia Hereen                                                                 awards for her spinning at the Black Sheep Gathering, the
Friday, June 24, 8:30-11:30am                                                  Diamond Award and several Grand Champions at the Oregon
Cost: $40 plus $10 for handouts and cashmere, silk, merino,                    Flock and Fiber Festival, and Champion Spinner and Champion
      and ramie fibers to spin                                                 for Article made from Handspun at the Oregon State Fair. In
                                                                               addition to spinning, she also knits and crochets, designing for
Learn to spin for knitting or crocheting lace. This workshop will
                                                                               the commercial market. Her designs have been featured in
explore the properties of the fibers most commonly used for
                                                                               Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools; The Save the Sheep
lace—cashmere, silk, merino, and ramie. We will cover what to
                                                                               Project, and in Knit N’ Style magazine. A popular instructor and
look for when purchasing these fibers, how to tune your wheel for
                                                                               judge, Cynthia teaches and judges fiber arts throughout the
the best results and techniques to prepare and spin these fibers.
                                                                               northwest, relishing sharing the joy of her art with others.
Basic spinning and plying abilities required.                                  Cynthia lives on a farm in Bend, Oregon with her husband, Karl.
Cynthia Hereen is an accomplished fiber artist. She has won                    She is also a goat and fiber judge and has judged at major venues
numerous awards for her fiber arts, including the Black Sheep                  throughout the country, including the Black Sheep Gathering.

                                                    REGISTRATION AVAILABLE ONLINE
            We encourage everyone who is able to use our online registration process again this year. It will be more efficient and
                       you will know immediately whether or not you have gotten into the classes of your choice.
                                                    REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 9, 2011
    We understand that you may not be able or willing to register online, so we will continue to take mail-in registrations as we
  have done in the past. For classes with openings we will take new registrations during the Black Sheep Gathering. For current
     listings of classes, check the website. To connect to online registration go the website: www.blacksheepgathering.org.
  Record-keeping necessitates only one person per enrollment form. Please copy form if needed for more than one participant.
                                 Refunds for cancellations will not be given after June 11, 2011

                                             WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM
  N a me :                                                                                  Pho ne :

  St re e t Addre s s :

  Cit y :                                                        St a t e :   Zip:          E- ma il:

                                     Wo rk s ho p Tit le /Time                               Co s t : $     M a t e ria l Fe e : $   To t a l: $

  1 . Firs t Cho ic e :

     S e c o nd Cho ic e :

  2 . Firs t Cho ic e :

     S e c o nd Cho ic e :

  3 . Firs t Cho ic e :

     S e c o nd Cho ic e :

  4 . Firs t Cho ic e :

     S e c o nd S ho ic e :

  5 . Firs t Cho ic e :

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  To t a l Amo unt Enc lo s e d: $

 Make checks or money orders payable to: Black Sheep Gathering, Inc. We do not accept credit or debit for mail-in registration.
          Mail form and payment to: Black Sheep Gathering, Inc., Workshops, PO Box 50054, Eugene, OR 97405.
             Please include an email address if you have one. It makes it easier to contact you about waiting lists,
          problems with your registration, refunds, etc. You can contact us by email at reg.blacksheep@gmail.com
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How to Feed Sheep and Goats                                          Knitted Triangle Lace Shawl or Shawlette
Woody Lane                                                           Angela Davis and Parna Mehrbani
Friday, June 24, 8:30-11:30am                                        Friday, June 24, 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: $40 plus $9 for a handout booklet containing fact sheets       Cost: $80 plus $3.00 for handouts and graph paper for
       and other instructional material                                     charting pattern
This will be a practical workshop on how to feed your sheep and      Ready to take your lace knitting to the next level? Design* and
goats. We’ll cover the basic principles of energy and protein        knit your own Triangle Lace Shawl or Shawlette. In this work-
nutrition and how to apply these principles to your day-to-day       shop you will learn three different cast-ons for your shawl, how
choices of rations and feeds. We’ll focus on the different periods   to incorporate a lace pattern while creating a triangle shape, how
of your animals’ production cycle: growth, flushing, gestation,      to ensure that your finished shawl is as long and as wide as you’d
lactation, and weaning. Some topics will include matching your       like, and how to bind off to ensure a smooth, flat finish. We will
animals’ needs with pastures, how, what, and when to supple-         discuss basics of lace knitting, how to read a lace chart, how to
ment vitamins and minerals, and symptoms of nutritional prob-        use a lifeline, how to determine the finished dimensions of your
lems. We’ll especially concentrate on how nutrition affects the      piece, and how to do the math to make your chosen lace pattern
growth and quality of fiber. There will be plenty of time for        work. The morning session will be spent knitting swatches with
discussion and questions.                                            lace and edgings and preparing your pattern, then, after lunch we
All experience levels are welcome, from beginner to very expe-       will cast on our shawls and work into the lace design.
rienced.                                                             Experience: Intermediate knitting skills. Must be able to cast on,
Woody Lane is a nationally known livestock nutritionist from         knit, purl, K2TOG, SSK, bind off.
Roseburg, Oregon. He owns and operates an independent con-           Angela Davis is a Craft Yarn Council of America certified hand
sulting firm “Lane Livestock Services,” teaches courses in for-      knitting instructor and popular guest teacher at yarn shops and
ages and livestock nutrition to ranchers in the area, facilitates    conferences (including the over-the-top Sock Summit 2009).
three forage study groups for farmers, and writes a popular          She has taught knitting on European and Japanese tour buses, and
monthly column “From the Feed Trough...” for The Shepherd            even started a knitting-for-charity club at an inner-city high
magazine. Woody is a popular speaker across the United States        school in Los Angeles. Angela has also knitted props for the Mad
and Canada, and over the past few years, has helped develop the      Men television show. The joy of sharing the skill with others
well-known “SID Sheep Production Handbook.” Woody earned             inspires Angela to continue learning and teaching both locally
his Ph.D. from Cornell University, and in the 1980s was the          and internationally.
Sheep Extension Specialist for the University of Wisconsin. He       Parna Mehrbani is a Craft Yarn Council of America certified
has lived in Oregon since 1990.                                      hand knitting instructor and a popular teacher at the Portland,
                                                                     Oregon yarn shop Twisted (http://twistedpdx.com). She has
                Friday, June 24, All Day Classes                     taught knitting to children and adults of all ages, both in tech-
                                                                     nique and project-based classes. Parna loves to cast on too many
Twined Fingerless Mitts                                              projects and learn new skills in the process—she encourages her
Beth Brown-Reinsel                                                   students to do the same! Parna can be found on Ravelry.com as
                                                                     “myriadine” and at http://www.dearyarn.blogspot.com/.
Friday, June 24, 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: $80 plus $1 for 13-page handout
Learn the Swedish technique of Tvåändsstickning, or twined           Lanaset Color Wheel Dyeing
knitting, by knitting a fingerless mitten using worsted weight       Nancy Finn
yarn. The mitt is worked circularly on double pointed needles and    Friday, June 24, 8:30am-4:30pm
includes many techniques: a twined knitting cast-on, reading and     Cost: $80 plus $15 for silk fabric, dyes, notebook, paper and
working from a chart, the “O” stitch, Chain Path, Purl Deep                 sheet protectors for samples
Stitch, an asymmetrical thumb gusset, and traditional motifs.
                                                                     Each student will create a complete color wheel by soaking
Experience: Intermediate. Must be comfortable with double-           pieces of silk fabric in gradations of color. The gradations are
pointed needles or working with two circulars. Ability to knit       accomplished by mixing proportions of each of the primary
English style is very helpful, but not required.                     colors, red, yellow, blue with each other. Samples for toned and
Beth Brown-Reinsel has been teaching knitting workshops na-          shaded colors will also be mixed. Each student will have approxi-
tionally, as well as internationally, for over 20 years. Her book    mately 70 color samples at the completion of the workshop. This
Knitting Ganseys is in its twelfth printing and she has completed    is an excellent exercise for having a set of samples for matching
her first DVD based on that book. Her articles have appeared in      colors and a way to further develop one’s color palette.
Threads, Cast On, Interweave Knits, Shuttle, Spindle, and Dye        All experience levels welcome
Pot, Vogue Knitting, and Knitters magazines. She continues to
design for her own pattern line Knitting Traditions. Her website     Nancy Finn has owned her own dye business, Chasing Rainbows
is www.knittingtraditions.com.                                       Dyeworks, for nearly 20 years, where they dye spinning fiber and
                                                                     yarn. She has been involved with textiles since learning to knit at
                                                                     age 7. Working with yarns, fabrics and threads has always
                                                                     involved Nancy with color. She holds a B.A. in Textiles and
                                                                     Clothing and has knitted, sewn, woven and spun over the years.
                                                                     A natural progression into dyeing meant that she could have any
                                                                     color at her fingertips. Color is truly food for the soul.
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Wrapped, Rolled, Gorgeous Felted Accoutrements Plus                     fleeces and writing a critique of each from a spinner’s viewpoint.
Loyce Ericson                                                           She has had work published on and between the covers of
Friday, June 24, 8:30am-4:30pm                                          Spin•Off magazine, as well as in Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot in
Cost: $80 plus $20 materials fee                                        conjunction with the learning exchange programs. She has
                                                                        served twice as examiner for the Handweavers’ Guild of America’s
Due to popular demand this workshop is being offered as a full
                                                                        Certificate of Excellence in Spinning. She has researched and
day class this year! Turn a shell, pebble or twig into a felt wrapped
                                                                        written an as yet unpublished study on the evolution of a
wonder, add a felted cord and some seed beads and it is a personal
                                                                        handspun project which includes a yield study using Merino
expression of beauty. Take wools of many colors and roll it in
                                                                        fleece. Currently, she is doing an on-going study of the use and
your moistened palm to create a unique bead. Cords, beads,
                                                                        behavior of variegated yarns in knitted and woven structures.
buttons, broaches, we will explore small felted shapes that we can
drape dangle or wrap around ourselves. Make more beads, create
a pair of felted earrings, embellish your felted beads and buttons      Adventures in Carding
with seed beads.                                                        Laurie Weinsoft
No prior experience is needed.                                          Friday, June 24, 8:30am-4:30pm
After twenty plus years working in high tech as a mechanical            Cost: $80 plus $25 materials fee for fibers
designer, Loyce Ericson took a personal and professional turn to        Carding fibers to create unusual and unique yarn designs can be
follow her passion. She has been making felt since 1999 and             done when you know how to use your drum carder as a design
began teaching in 2001. She travels and teaches nationally as           tool. This class will expand the use of your drum carder by using
well as in her private studio and classroom in Forest Grove,            the best of fibers available in a variety of colors. Take home
Oregon. Loyce’s pieces have taken many awards at the Black              samples of both repeatable and unrepeatable multi-color multi-
Sheep Gathering and placed Best in Show 2000, Best in Class             layered batts. We will experiment with two different layering
2001 and 2003 at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. She owns          techniques and a variety of fibers. Along with the drum carder,
the Chocolate Sheep in Forest Grove, Oregon.                            combs and hand card techniques will be discussed, demonstrated
                                                                        and experienced. Student must provide their own drum carder for
Felting Yardage for a Vest                                              use in class.
Sandoval McNair                                                         No prior carding experience needed.
Friday, June 24, 8:30am-4:30pm                                          Laurie Weinsoft has been spinning for the last 18 years. After a
Cost: $80 plus $30 for all the wool (hand-painted merino rov-           lifetime of knitting, sewing and weaving, sitting behind the spin-
       ing) needed for the yardage will be provided by instruct-        ning wheel gave Laurie the greatest joy. Laurie started teaching
       or, including hand-painted silk noil for decorations.            spinning within months of learning herself. She has taught a
In this class we’ll make a large piece of felt using my hand-           continuing class for beginning and returning students at Northwest
painted merino roving. What better way to learn the basics of felt-     Wools in Portland, Oregon for the past 12 years. Laurie is one of
making than to make yardage that you can then sew into a pillow         the original members of the Twisted Sisters spinning group and
or handbag, or maybe the front panels of a vest. We won’t be            was a contributor to the Twisted Sister’s Sock Book and Twisted
sewing in class; we’ll be making gorgeous felt!                         Sisters Sweater Workshop. Laurie’s handspun sweater and pat-
                                                                        tern is the last sweater design in the workshop book. Laurie has had
No felt-making experience is required for this class. Beginners         her work published in Spin•Off as well.
are very welcome!
                                                                        “My main goal in teaching spinning is to share my enthusiasm for
Sandoval McNair has been making felt for several years now.             beautiful spinning wheels, incredible fibers, and the sheer joy of
She started out needle-felting curly critters, then moved on to         creating amazing yarns.”
wet-felting hats, purses, scarves, etc. She has taught at the Black
Sheep Gathering, the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, as well as
in private studio classes in Forest Grove, Oregon.                                     Friday, June 24, Afternoon Classes

Spinning Camelid Fibers                                                 Charts Made Essential
Paula Shull                                                             JC Briar
Friday, June 24, 8:30am-4:30pm                                          Friday, June 24, 1:30-4:30pm
Cost: $80 plus $20 materials fee for fibers                             Cost: $40
We will be sampling the old- and new- world camelid fibers. We          Being able to read charts is only half the story. Take this class and
will discuss the specifics of this beautiful fiber, including har-      learn to write charts: to visualize written instructions, to convert
vest, preparation, spinning techniques and finishing yarns.             between flat and in-the-round knitting, and to plan shaping. Use
Participants should be able to spin a continuous yarn on the            charts to demystify phrases like “at the same time,” “reverse
wheel.                                                                  shaping,” and “shape in pattern.” Comprehensive handouts are
Paula Shull has exhibited her work in many venues with numer-           provided for use in class and at home.
ous awards and recognition. She has judged camelid fibers at an         Ability to read charts is required.
alpaca specialty show in Salem, Oregon, and at the Oregon Flock         See CHARTS MADE SIMPLE in Friday morning listing for JC’s
and Fiber Festival in Canby, and was also chosen to act as the          biography.
judge for the Alpaca Palooza Spinner’s Choice, which involved
a thorough, hands-on assessment of each of approximately 20
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Spinning for Cashmere                                                  Knitting Projects Using Small Amounts of Handspun
Cynthia Hereen                                                         Angela Davis and Parna Mehrbani
Friday, June 24, 1:30-4:30pm                                           Saturday June 25, 8:30-11:30a.m.
Cost: $40 plus $17.50 for handouts and cashmere for spinning.          Cost: $40 plus $3 for class handouts
Learn to spin the heavenly fiber—cashmere. This workshop will          Bring your bits and bobs of leftover handspun and/or other odds
explore the properties of the fiber, what to look for when             and ends of animal fiber yarn and learn to knit: wrist warmers, a
purchasing, how to tune your wheel for the best results, tech-         stuffed, felted bunny or lamb, a knitted pocket mouse, cat toys,
niques to prepare and spin the fiber.                                  coasters, boot toppers, a scrap hat, etc. We will discuss adapting
Basic spinning and plying abilities required.                          patterns to use the amount of yarn you have, using different
                                                                       weights of yarn in the same project, and even brainstorm other
See SPINNNING FOR LACE in the Friday morning listing for
                                                                       project ideas. We will provide a resource list for patterns for other
Cynthia’s biography.                                                   fun small projects, a Felting 101 sheet, and lots of other helpful
                                                                       information for future small projects.
Understanding Fleece Color Production                                  Experience: Intermediate knitting skills; must be able to cast on,
Margaret Howard                                                        knit, purl, K2TOG, SSK, bind off.
Friday June 24, 1:30-4:30pm
                                                                       See KNITTED TRIANGLE LACE SHAWL in Friday all day listing for
Cost: $40 plus $15 for a 3 ring binder with course outline and         Angela and Parna’s biographies.
       photographic example lambs
A breeder-friendly presentation of the biological and genetic          Bow Loom Weaving
processes that result in particular shades of fleece. You will learn   Marilyn Romatka
what fleece color patterns are available to you and how to identify
                                                                       Saturday June 25, 8:30-11:30am
these within your own flock. You will then be able to control and
direct your fleece color production. This workshop will entertain      Cost: $40 plus $12 for all materials, including the loom
a dialogue format that allows maximum breeder questions and            The Bow Loom is an ancient technique using a simple, portable
free interchange. Photographs of specific color patterns are           loom to make narrow, beaded bands. This technique is used in
included in your information packet and will be discussed at           many ethnic groups as diverse as Thai and Peruvian. The weav-
length.                                                                ing is quick and fun with no previous weaving experience
No experience required.                                                needed. Adults and children (10 and up) alike enjoy this intro-
                                                                       duction to ethnic weaving. A picture of what we make in this class
Margaret Howard owns and operates Tawanda Farms in northern            can be seen at www.taprootfolkarts.com
California. Prior to shepherding her Romney flock, she taught
the sciences and math in Los Angeles inner-city high schools.          No experience is required; adults and children (10 and up)
After writing “A Breeder’s Guide to Recessive Color in Romney          Marilyn began her professional life in biochemistry, but Life
Sheep,” she presented this work to two seminar groups at               side-tracked that. Later, when the family bought a pack llama that
Rhinebeck, New York in 2008. At present, she is writing a second       gave bags of fleece, she found her second passion (What? You
book that compares and contrasts color pattern expression within       can SPIN this stuff?!). Her science background gives her a clear,
6 different sheep breeds.                                              sequential teaching style; her passion for fiber-arts gives her
                                                                       class zing. Increasingly her days are spent teaching spinning,
                                                                       weaving, dyeing and braiding. She is always learning, llama
             Saturday, June 25, Morning Classes
                                                                       hiking and bunny-loving. She runs Taproot Folkarts and delights
                                                                       most in passing traditional fiber skills on to this generation and
Slick Set-In Sleeves                                                   the next. www.taprootfolkarts.com
JC Briar
Saturday, June 25, 8:30-11:30am                                                      Saturday, June 25, All Day Classes
Cost: $40
Set-in sleeves give a sweater a crisp, tailored look. And for easy     Traditional Ganseys
knitting, you just can’t beat sleeves knit from the top down. Pick     Beth Brown-Reinsel
up stitches from the body, shape the sleeve cap with short rows,       Saturday, June 25, 8:30am-4:30pm
and you avoid the bulk of a seam and the fuss of easing a sleeve       Cost: $80 plus $ 2 for a 25-page handout
cap into an armhole. Learn to adapt an existing pattern to this
                                                                       Students will learn how to construct a Gansey, a sweater form
approach or to design according to your measurements. Compre-
                                                                       prevalent in the 19th century and early part of the 20th century
hensive handouts are provided for use in class and at home.
                                                                       among the fishermen of the British Isles. A small scale sweater
Experience knitting sweaters is helpful.                               will be knitted using traditional construction techniques includ-
See CHARTS MADE SIMPLE under Friday morning listing for JC’s           ing the classic Channel Island Cast-on, split welts, seam stitches,
biography.                                                             traditional knit/purl patterns, the underarm gusset, shoulder
                                                                       gussets, picked-up sleeves, and rolled collar. Alternative meth-
                                                                       ods to these techniques will also be explored.
                                                                       Experience: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles)
                                                                       See TWINED FINGERLESS MITTS in Friday all day class listing for
                                                                       Beth’s biography.
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Naturally Dyed Marionettes                                              workshops and seminars for adults and children in the United
Marika Banyacski                                                        States and Canada. Suzie has a MFA in Fibers from the Univer-
Saturday, June 25, 8:30am-4:30pm                                        sity of Oregon. She is a member of the Handweavers Guild of
Cost: $80 plus $20 for naturally dyed silk, hand dyed wool              America, Surface Design Association, and Spinning and Weav-
       (natural and synthetic ), doll making internal tubing,           ing Association. She is very active in the fiber arts community;
                                                                        she was the chair of the 2001 Northwest Weaving Conference,
       limited embellishments, felting needles and foam
                                                                        assistant chair for the 2007 Surface Design Conference, coordi-
       blocks.                                                          nator for the joint symposium Studio Arts Quilt Associates and
We will spend the day creating a personalized Marionette using          Surface Design Association April 2008. She is now chairing the
needle felting and some simple sewing. We’ll begin the work-            2011 Northwest Weavers Conference. In March of 2008 Suzie
shop learning some needle felting techniques then we’ll needle          Liles and Marilyn Robert opened the Eugene Textile Center in
felt our character’s head, hair and hands. Its body will be created     Eugene, Oregon.
out of a beautiful, naturally dyed, flowing silk. Finally, the fun of
embellishment and developing its unique character begins! The
                                                                        Designing Yarn: From Stash to Fabric
finished marionette can be operated by both children and adults
                                                                        Judith McKenzie
alike. Create your own personalized character, fairy or goddess!
                                                                        Saturday June 25, 8:30am-4:30pm
No experience needed, however this is a workshop geared for
                                                                        Cost: $80 plus $15 materials fee
adults ages 16 or older.
                                                                        Bring three fibers from your stash and we’ll design a new yarn
Marika Banyacski has been working with fiber for over 27 years.
                                                                        and a great new project to go with it. You’ll learn how fibers are
She has been working with natural dyes exclusively for the past
                                                                        best spun to bring out their natural beauty. You’ll also learn how
seven. She teaches natural dyeing and fiber art workshops around
                                                                        to make a strong and stable yarn that will suit the project you have
the Eugene and Yachats areas and sells plant- and mushroom-
                                                                        in mind. We’ll look at possible blends that will extend that bit of
dyed silk scarves, yarn and handmade creations at festivals and
                                                                        precious fiber you have been saving and we’ll look at creative
gatherings around the greater Northwest.
                                                                        ways to revive a project that has gone awry. We’ll learn how to
                                                                        make a pattern fit the yarn and how to calculate how many yards
Nuno Felting                                                            you’ll need to spin for either a knit or woven project.
Carin Engen                                                             Judith MacKenzie has worked as a textile artist for many years.
Saturday, June 25, 8:30am-4:30pm                                        As a spinner, dyer and weaver, she has traveled and worked
Cost: $80 plus $26.50 for a silk scarf, fibers and embellishments.      throughout North America and abroad. Her articles have ap-
Explore the magical technique of Nuno felting while making a            peared regularly in Spin•Off and she has also written for
scarf using hand dyed fine wool fibers and silk or cotton fabric.       Handwoven, Interweave Knits and PieceWork. She is the author
This class will introduce you to the tools, materials and methods       of two books, Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning and The
used to make this amazing process happen. It’s like painting with       Intentional Spinner and a video, “Exotic Fibers and Novelty
fibers. During the process the fibers actually migrate through the      Yarns.” She has worked as an instructor and judge at both the
fabric. If you don’t cover the entire fabric, a secondary pattern       Black Sheep Gathering and the Maryland Sheep and Wool
happens because the wool fibers shrink but the fabric doesn’t,          Festival.
creating lots of pucker. I will share my 12 years of experience and
experiments, good and bad. An extensive hand-out is included.           Beginning Spinning
All levels welcome. Students should be aware that this technique        Laurie Weinsoft
is strenuous.                                                           Saturday June 25, 8:30am-4:30pm
Carin Engen is an award-winning fiber artist and workshop               Cost: $80 plus $25 for spinning fibers
instructor who has been using her experimental, playful nature to       Do you want to learn how to spin? Laurie brings her popular class
hand-dye wool fabric and fiber as well as her felt art. She is an       for beginning spinners to the fiber show. The class will expose
enthusiastic teacher who encourages innovation in her students’         the new spinner to the spinning wheel, how it works and how to
work. A gallery of her work is available at www.thetinthimble.com.      keep it spinning. We will explore and use a broad spectrum of
                                                                        spinning fibers starting with a variety of wools. We will learn
Beginning Weaving Overview                                              how to pick out a hand-spinning fleece as well as how to wash and
Suzie Liles                                                             prepare the wool for spinning. We will move forward as the class
Saturday, June 25, 8:30am-4:30pm                                        and your skills improve to spinning silks, mohair and blends of
Cost: $80 plus $15 materials fee                                        these fibers. The drum carder and hand cards will be available to
This one-day class is designed to have the students learn to warp       try as time allows.
and dress a loom then weave samples on looms that have been             No prior spinning experience is required.
threaded ahead of time. There will be rigid heddle looms, table         See ADVENTURES IN CARDING in Friday all day class listing for
looms and floor looms for you to sample on. This class is a great       Laurie’s biography.
class for people who are interested in weaving and want to see if
it is something they want to pursue.
No experience needed.
Suzie Liles has taught weaving for 23 years. Suzie is very
enthusiastic and loves to share her knowledge. She has taught
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            Saturday, June 25, Afternoon Classes                         authoritative needlefelting workbooks and is at work on the 3rd.
                                                                        She is also immersed in traditional felting and any skills pertain-
Knittin’ Mittens on Two Circular Needles                                ing to YARN. Check out where she’s coming from at
Angela Davis                                                            www.FiberFanatics.com.
Saturday, June 25, 1:30-4:30pm
Cost: $40 plus $3 for class handouts, colored yarn for embroi-                       Sunday, June 26, Morning Classes
       dery, and embroidery patterns
Mittens are a fun, quick, useful project. This method makes them        Rainbow Dyeing, Part 2
even easier as two circular needles means fewer corners to turn.        Nancy Finn
We will knit a mitten from the cuff down in class, ribbing,             Sunday, June 26, 8:30-11:30am
creating a gusset (with the easiest M1 increase ever!), decreasing      Cost: $40 plus $20 for two 2-oz units of fiber, dyes, pans for
the top in a rounded shape or the traditional pointed shape, and        dyeing, two skeins of yarn for dyeing.
how to embellish your finished mitten with embroidery if you’d          This workshop will build upon our Lanaset Color Wheel explo-
like. We will also discuss knitting mittens two-at-a-time on two        ration as we design and create color palettes. Rainbow dyeing is
circular needles. Mittens make great gifts for men, women, and          a technique by which we can produce stunning and harmonious
children. They are also a great way to use up small amounts of          colorways. Dyes will be mixed and applied individually to
handspun. So come enjoy Knittin’ Mittens!                               produce clear and distinct colors. Complimentary, triad, and split
Experience: Intermediate knitting skills; must be able to cast on,      complimentary color schemes will also be explored. Each stu-
knit, purl, K2TOG, SSK, bind off.                                       dent will receive two units of fiber—one silk, one a silk blend—
See KNITTED TRIANGLE LACE SHAWL in Friday all day listing for           to explore this technique. Bring fiber or yarn from your stash, as
Angela’s biography.                                                     well as several color inspirations.
                                                                        Pre requisite: Lanaset Color Wheel Workshop
Rainbow Dyeing, Part 1                                                  See LANASET COLOR WHEEL DYEING in Friday all day class listing
Nancy Finn                                                              for Nancy’s biography.
Saturday, June 25, 1:30-4:30pm
Cost: $40 plus $20 for two 2-oz units of fiber, dyes, pans for          Inkle Weaving
      dyeing, two skeins of yarn for dyeing.                            Suzie Liles
This workshop will build upon our Lanaset Color Wheel explo-            Sunday, June 26, 8:30am-12:30pm
ration as we design and create color palettes. Rainbow dyeing is        Cost: $55 plus $7 materials fee for yarn for a belt or sash
a technique by which we can produce stunning and harmonious             Learn the process of warping and weaving on an Inkle Loom.
colorways. Dyes will be mixed and applied individually to               These looms are great for belts, bands and embellishing strips. An
produce clear and distinct color. Complimentary, triad, and split       inkle loom is one you can take with you on trips. This is a fun-
complimentary color schemes will also be explored. Each stu-            filled and rewarding class for all age groups and levels of
dent will receive two units of fiber—one silk, one a silk blend—        experience. I will provide looms for anyone who does not have
to explore this technique. Bring fiber or yarn from your stash, as      one.
well as several color inspirations.                                     No experience required.
Pre requisite: Lanaset Color Wheel Workshop                             See BEGINNING WEAVING OVERVIEW in Saturday all day class
See LANASET COLOR WHEEL DYEING in Friday all day class listing          listing for Suzie’s biography.
for Nancy’s biography.                                                  Diameter Control

Needlefelting and the Armature: Little Wool Folk on Wires               Diameter Control
Ayala Talpai                                                            Judith McKenzie
Saturday, June 25, 1:30-4:30pm                                          Sunday, June 26, 8:30am-11:30am
Cost: $40 plus $5 materials fee which covers printed instruc-           Cost: $40 plus $10 materials fee
        tions, 2 felting needles, a special long armature needle,       If you’ve ever said “I used to spin a nice bulky yarn and I can’t
        sturdy yarn for armature, choice of curly locks for hair,       spin anything but sewing thread now!” or “Everything I spin
        and various oddments at whim of Instructress                    looks the same” here is a simple spinning method that allows you
Poseable little woolly people, about the length of your hand!           and your wheel to work in harmony to spin the perfect yarn for
Faces, hair, beards, clothing optional.                                 the projects you have in your mind’s eye.
No experience necessary. We often start out intrepidly with folks       See DESIGNING YARN: FROM STASH TO FABRIC in Saturday all day
who have little idea of what wool and/or felting needles are all        class listing for Judith’s biography.
about.
Ayala has spent her entire life making stuff, making do, and
doing well. This happy obsession with creativity has led to the
first innovation in fiber arts since the Stone Age—NOW! Felting
needles turn wool into a sculptural material! Having taught all
ages and all abilities all over the place, Ayala has also written two

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Card (Tablet) Weaving—Threaded-In Design Weaving                     Shearing on Your Own
Marilyn Romatka                                                      Susie Wilson
Sunday, June 26, 8:30am-12:30pm                                      Sunday, June 26, 8:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $55 plus $10 for all materials, including tablet weaving       Cost: $55 plus $4 materials fee covers handouts
      cards                                                          This is one of the most popular classes for the would-be shearer.
Weave with only threads and a deck of CARDS for a loom? Yes!         Susie guides you through the intricacies and fun of shearing your
This ingenious technique, though ancient, produces beautifully       own animals. Learn how someone without previous experience
patterned bands which provide a contemporary adornment to            can quickly learn to shear a sheep or goat. You’ll learn technique
belts, clothing, and jewelry. Pictures can be seen at                and shearing patterns using hand and/or electric clippers. Susie
www.taprootfolkarts.com.                                             advises taking this class before you buy any clippers.
No previous weaving experience is required.                          No eperience required.
See BOW LOOM WEAVING in Saturday morning class listing for           Susie Wilson is a shepherd, shearer, knitter, spinner and an
Marilyn’s biography.                                                 enthusiastic lamb and wool producer from Canby, Oregon. She
                                                                     and her husband Dan operate SuDan Farm and raise Border
                                                                     Leicester, Coopworth, and Gotland cross sheep. A great many of
Navajo Spindle Spinning
                                                                     her past students are now successfully shearing their own sheep—
Christine Thomas-Flitcroft
                                                                     and you can, too!
Sunday, June 26, 8:30-11:30am
Cost: $40 plus $8 materials fee for fiber, handouts, use of a        Social Networking for Small Farms
       Navajo spindle                                                Sara Bewley
This workshop will cover Navajo spinning techniques using the        Sunday, June 26th, 8:30-10:30am
traditional Navajo spindle. We will discuss different types of       Cost: $30
Navajo spindles, Navajo spinning techniques and wool types
                                                                     Social networking for small farms is about way more than
traditionally used. We will focus on the Navajo technique of
                                                                     Facebook! A guerilla marketer’s dream: social networking pre-
drafting and spinning wool two and three times. We will also
                                                                     sents family farmers and hobbyists an ideal way to expand
cover the Navajo three-ply technique on the Navajo spindle.
                                                                     demand for their products at the lowest possible investment.
Beginning to advanced spinners                                       Come learn the tips and tricks for staying on top of your online
Christine has been spinning and weaving for 25 years and is a        brand, how to grow fans and make yourself newsworthy—online
student of the textile arts. She studied weaving at the University   and off. Plan to bring your computer to class.
of Idaho and wool and sheep production at both University of         No experience necessary.
Idaho and Montana State University. Christine is the owner of
                                                                     See MOHAIR FLEECE JUDGING page 22 for Sara's biography.
Aurora Colony Fiber Arts a small studio/shop located in Aurora,
Oregon that specializes in teaching spinning and weaving and
offering a multitude of fibers for spinning and felting along with                 Sunday, June 26, All Day Classes
Ewenique gift items. She is also interested in antique spinning
wheels and often rescues them for restoration and resale. She
maintains a small flock of Border Leicester and English Leicester    Jazzknitting Workshop:
sheep on her family farm in Aurora called Moore’s Brae Mailen.       Follow the thread as you knit with no worries!
Her current interest is tapestry weaving Navajo style.               Ilisha Helfman
                                                                     Sunday, June 26, 8:30am-4:30pm
Feast—A New Yarn Experience                                          Cost: $80 plus materials fee
Janis Thompson                                                       Ilisha Helfman, Jazzknitter, has developed a new way to use the
Sunday, June 26, 8:30am-12:30pm                                      inherent qualities of hand dyed yarn in knitting. In this workshop
Cost: $55 plus $18 for fibers provided in class                      we will follow the placement of color on our skeins to form the
                                                                     shapes of our knitting. We will see how the same skein can
Join in on the FUN of this INTERACTIVE class where we will           produce completely different shapes when different colors are
build a spinnable feast. As a group we will “build” a huge pile to   featured. We will also embrace qualities natural to knitting
be divided, spun and plied/bound. Everyone will leave with a         (striping, pooling, and curling) to make beautiful natural forms.
ONE-of-a-Kind Skein! Learn how to assemble your own batch            The artist will bring her knitted collages to class. She will talk
with a mixture of fibers, yarn snippets, silk ribbon, angelina and   about the flow of ideas and experiments that led her from one
mohair locks. This will be your most SASSY yarn ever!                kind of shape to another and about the way each collage came
See NANTUCKET RUG HOOKING in Friday morning class listing for        together, pointing out the different possible uses for different
Janis’ biography.                                                    kinds of forms. There will also be a variety of loose knitted pieces
                                                                     to study for inspiration.
                                                                     Unlike free-form knitting, this is a considered and structured
                                                                     approach, though a liberating one as there are no patterns to
                                                                     follow, no gauges or stitches to count and no mistakes to make or
                                                                     correct (hence, “knitting with no worries!”). Students have found
                                                                     it both fun and addictive as they follow their threads to find their
                                                                     own paths.
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Beginners need only to be familiar with long tailed cast on,         The Spinner’s Toolbox
knitting and purling. All other stitches and techniques will be      Judith McKenzie
taught in class, including beading possibilities, de-signer-ly       Sunday, June 26, 1:30-4:30pm
thoughts and a bit of color theory.                                  Cost: $40 plus $15 materials fee
Ilisha is a graduate of Smith College and the Yale University        Want to make that perfect sock yarn? Looking for a way to make
School of Design. She has been knitting quietly and creatively for   beautiful lace? The best warp threads? The best sweater yarn?
over 40 years, has shown her knitted work in galleries in NYC        The Spinner’s Tool Box holds all the tools a spinner needs to
and Portland and has shown other collages in galleries and           make great yarn that works for the projects you’ve designed.
museums throughout the United States and Great Britain. Ilisha       Learn how to spin worsted, woolen and all the unending varia-
has a chapter in Knitting Art by Karen Searle (Voyageur Press,       tions, as well as a good slub draw and a boucle.
2008). She has worked as a Graphic Designer, Textile Designer
and Toy Maker and currently has a laser design studio and shop       See DESIGNING YARN: FROM STASH TO FABRIC in Saturday all day
with her husband in Portland called “LEAFpdx.”                       class listing for Judith’s biography.


Animal Helmets                                                       Navajo Spindle Spinning
Ayala Talpai                                                         Christine Thomas-Flitcroft
Sunday, June 26, 8:30am-4:30pm                                       Sunday, June 26, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Cost: $80 plus $10 materials fee                                     Cost: $40 plus $8 materials fee for fiber, handouts, use of a
                                                                            Navajo spindle
We’ll start with wet felting a cloche. Then it becomes one of a
number of animals or birds, hopefully your mascot or totem           This half-day class will cover Navajo spinning techniques using
animal. Or, you could just continue making fabulous cloches all      the traditional Navajo spindle. We will discuss different types of
afternoon! Have in mind an animal or bird or the like, which you     Navajo spindles, Navajo spinning techniques and wool types
would be representing. Ayala will help you determine whether it      traditionally used. We will focus on the Navajo technique of
is an appropriate time commitment for the workshop.                  drafting and spinning wool two and three times. We will also
                                                                     cover the Navajo three-ply technique on the Navajo spindle.
Level of Experience Required: helps to have been around the
felting process, but not a requirement.                              Spinning level: beginners to advanced spinners
See NEEDLEFELTING AND THE ARMATURE: LITTLE WOOL FOLK ON              See NAVAJO SPINDLE SPINNING in the Sunday morning class listing
WIRES in Saturday afternoon class listing for Ayala’s biography.     for Christine’s biography.

            Sunday, June 26, Afternoon Classes

Plants, Bugs, Mushrooms
Marika Banyacski
Sunday, June 26, 12:30-4:30pm
Cost: $55 plus $10 for pre-mordanted yarn, dyes, photocopied
       information and resources
There is a magical world of color out there in the most amazing                       SAVE   THE DATE
places! Come explore the magic and delight of dyeing with                          June 22, 23 and 24, 2012
mushrooms, plants and yes…bugs! Our workshop begins with
learning how to properly prepare animal fibers with the most
environmentally friendly mordants in order to be dyed with dyes                     BLACK SHEEP
from nature. We will then learn about some common mushroom,
plant and bugs used for natural dyeing and then the magic begins!                   GATHERING
We will prepare and cook up some dye baths with mushrooms,
plants and bugs and let the color begin to flow. Each participant
will have a small skein of wool to take home with the day’s color
results from each dye pot.
No experience required; however this is a workshop geared for
adults ages 16 or older.
See NATURALLY DYED MARIONETTES in the Saturday all day class
listing for Marika’s biography.




  Updates to the show catalog will ONLY be published
  on the BSG web page www.blacksheepgathering.org
                                                                            www.blacksheepgathering.org
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                 BLACK SHEEP GATHERING SHEEP-TO-SHAWL
                                                     Friday, June 24, 2011
                                                          9am - 2pm
  We are located in Expo Hall building One, near the vendors at the Spinner’s Circle spot, under the “Sheep-to-Shawl” banner. The
event will be held from 9am-2pm. You may unload your loom and equipment through the back (east) door of the building, which
opens at 8am and then re-park your vehicle. Only team members will be allowed in the contest area.
  Charlie and Melda Montgomery will make announcements, demonstrate and explain the competition to the public. The team areas
will be marked. You will also receive a wristband that will allow you to have snacks and beverages in the building during the contest.
  The judging will be at 2pm sharp. Ribbons will be awarded directly afterwards. We would like very much to have the shawls on
display in the Fiber Arts Competition when they are completed. You are invited to the annual potluck dinner that begins around
5:30pm Saturday. Additionally, if you’re available after the potluck, plan to model your shawl at the Spinner’s Lead event held in the
animal show ring at 8pm.
RULES
 Process:     Woven shawl.
 Size:        At least 1440 square inches. (This is equal to approximately 20" x 72", minus any fringe.) It can be larger. Warp is to
              be spun by members of the team or its group or guild beforehand.
  Fiber:      At the Black Sheep Gathering, the fiber must be at least 25 percent colored wool. It may be dyed. The remainder of
              the shawl should be wool, with the exception of approximately 10 percent other fiber, either mixed into the warp or
              weft, or as decoration, if the team desires. Any or all of this may be dyed.
  Yarns:      For the sake of demonstration, yarns are to be plied. This also aids in the look and feel of a “fresh” shawl (one that has
              not yet been washed).
  Team:       Six members: one weaver, five spinners.
  Equipment: Loom—warped and tied-on only. You may use only four harnesses or less. Tie-up is at the discretion of the weaver.
              Spinning wheels, related equipment, drum carders may be used for carding the weft yarns (only one drum carder
              allowed per team). Teams may also use hand cards or wool combs, if desired.
  Please supply Melda with samples of the fibers going into your shawl so she can describe the process to onlookers. Good luck and
have fun!
The entry deadline is June 1, 2011. For more information contact:
       Melda Montgomery
       PO Box 573
       Yamhill, OR 97148
       503-662-3240
       email: melda@twomontys.com


                                                 Sheep-to-Shawl Entry Form

           Team Name:           __________________________________________________________________________
           Team Members:        __________________________________________________________________________
                                __________________________________________________________________________
                                __________________________________________________________________________
                                __________________________________________________________________________
                                __________________________________________________________________________
                                __________________________________________________________________________
           Contact address:     __________________________________________________________________________
                                __________________________________________________________________________
           Contact telephone:   __________________________________________________________________________
           Contact email:       __________________________________________________________________________

                                 Mail to: Melda Montgomery, PO Box 573, Yamhill, OR 97148.
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       THE BLACK SHEEP GATHERING TRADE SHOW – 2011
Greetings,
   This is the 37th year for the Black Sheep Gathering. During the Gathering thousands of interested people will come through the
trade show area. It is an excellent place to sell all kinds of fiber- related products and to create exposure for your business. The dates
for the 2011 show are Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26. The location is the same as in previous years, the Lane County
Fairgrounds at 13th and Monroe Streets in Eugene, Oregon.
   The cost for a 10' x 10' booth is $160. A double booth (20' x 10') is $330. The 10' x 5' booths are priced at $100. This cost includes
one 8' table with tablecloth and one chair. Extra tables will be $10 and chairs will be $2 each. Extra tables will not be available at the
show. If you anticipate needing additional tables, please request them on your application or plan to bring them with you. Also, if
you take a small booth, your display must fit into the space allowed. Fire code requires us to keep the aisles open and this will be
enforced. Electricity is available in some booths at no extra charge.
   Booth applications postmarked only from March 1, 2011 through March 15, 2011 will be considered. Postmarks prior to March 1,
2011 are assumed to be postmarked on March 1 to give all new vendors an equal chance to get their application in regardless of when
they received their newsletter or mailing. Applications postmarked after March 15 will not be accepted. No exceptions will be made.
Please note that returning vendors are given priority in the booth assignment process. Typically we have between 5 and 10
spots open for new vendors. In the highly likely event that there are more new vendors than open spots, we can put you on a
wait list and hold your check if a booth becomes available. We will contact you to ask whether you would like to be placed on
the wait list once all booth spaces have been filled. After the Gathering, checks will be mailed back to those vendors on the
wait list that did not get a space. It is not unusual for prospective vendors to be on the wait list for 2 years or more before an
opening becomes available.
   The BSG Committee may choose to reject booth applications from organizations whose booth usage does not clearly support the
Black Sheep Gathering mission statement and goals. See these below. New vendors, please provide a clear and accurate description
of how the booth space will be used on your application.
   Booths are assigned: first to returning vendors, second by postmark date of application/check and last by drawing. Booth assign-
ments will be made and notices mailed by March 31st. Each vendor is limited to one booth. Booths may be shared by more than one
vendor, but only one vendor will be considered the owner. No exceptions will be made.

                      PLEASE SEND IN THE ENTIRE AMOUNT OF THE BOOTH RENTAL PLUS
                    ANY FEES FOR ADDITIONAL TABLES OR CHAIRS WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

   Move-in and set-up will be from Noon to 8PM on Thursday, June 23. All spaces will be marked prior to this time and booth
assignment lists will be posted at all incoming doors to Buildings 1, 2 and 3 as well as at the information booth in Building 2. The
buildings will be open from 8AM to 6PM on Friday, 8AM to 5:30PM on Saturday followed by the annual Potluck Dinner and from 9AM
to 4PM on Sunday. They will be locked at other times for security of your merchandise. Raw wool and mohair fleeces cannot be sold
in the Trade Show. These must be entered in the BSG Wool Show and Sale. All other fibers can be sold in Trade Show booths. Please
leave your pets at home.

  Please contact Diane Lyons with all Trade Show related questions and suggestions using the email address (preferable) or phone
number below. Thank you. Let me know how I can help you. I hope to see you there.

Diane Lyons
Commercial Trade Show Chairperson
diane@woolworks.com
503-662-4849



Mission Statement:
The Black Sheep Gathering is an annual event during which participants exchange their knowledge of an appreciation for handcraft
fibers and the animals that produce them.

Goals:
The Black Sheep Gathering strives to provide an environment dedicated to: education, cooperation and participation, an atmo-
sphere of fellowship and fun, and celebrating natural colored animals and their fibers.
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                                                    BLACK SHEEP GATHERING

                                       TRADE SHOW BOOTH APPLICATION 2011
     Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________________


     Business Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________


     Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________

     ________________________________________________________________________________________________

     Phone: __________________ Email Address: __________________________________________________________


     Did you have a booth here in 2010? ___________________________________

     NEW VENDORS ONLY—Please Answer the Following Two Questions:

     1) Describe merchandise or display: __________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________________________________

     2) How will your booth conform to and support the BSG Mission Statement and Goals? _________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________________________________


     Maximum one booth per vendor
                                                                                              10' x 10' Booth @ $160 = $______

                                                                                  OR          20' x 10' Booth @ $330 = $______

                                                                                  OR          10' x 5' Booth @ $100 = $______

     Would you be willing to take an outside space if none available inside? (No electricity)

     Electricity (No charge): Necessary _____ Preferred _____ Don’t Care_____

     Each booth includes one table and one chair. Extras will NOT be available at the show.
                                                       Please indicate if you need additional ones here.
                                                                                          Extra Tables: ____ x $10 = $______
                                                                                          Extra Chairs: ____ x $2 = $______

                                                                                                    TOTAL DUE $______
     Please make checks payable to “Black Sheep Gathering, Inc.” Send this form with your check to:

          BSG Trade Show 2011
          Diane Lyons
          c/o Woodland Woolworks
          PO Box 543
          Yamhill, OR 97148

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                                             THE SPINNER’S LEAD
  The Spinner’s Lead takes place in the Livestock Show Arena after the Potluck on Saturday night of the Gathering. Entrants wear
their handspun garments or creations, while leading a sheep or goat or carrying a bunny.
  The event is open to all producers and spinners of wool, mohair or rabbit fiber. If you wish to enter please read the rules carefully.
  Complete the entry form and mail it to the address shown below. We need a full description of your entry, including technique of
construction, breed of animal and information about the artist and exhibitor.
  Mail-in entries will be accepted until June 15; however, forms will be available at the information table until noon Friday.
  If you don’t have any livestock entered in the Black Sheep Gathering animal shows, we can arrange for you to borrow an animal.
However, these arrangements must be made in advance so we can find a match for you.


                                                           Spinner’s Lead Rules
♦ Articles must be 100% handspun, (commercial warp or canvas OK)                     Judging Criteria for Spinner’s Lead
♦ Entries may be hand or machine knit, hooked, woven, crocheted or
                                                                        ♦   Originality and difficulty of design.         30 points
  felted.
                                                                        ♦   Color, fit and style.                         25 points
♦ The articles may have been completed at any time; it is not limited
                                                                        ♦   Suitability of garment to use of fiber.       20 points
  to items made in the past year.
                                                                        ♦   Handspun by entrant.                           5 points
♦ Someone other than the entrant may make the article, although the
                                                                        ♦   Knit, woven, etc., by entrant.                 5 points
  maker of entered article must be identified in the entry form.
                                                                        ♦   Overall appearance of entrant and animal.     10 points
♦ Articles must be at least 80% wool, mohair or rabbit.
                                                                        ♦   Animal owned by entrant.                       5 points
♦ Garments should represent the breed of the animal being led.
♦ Entrant doesn’t have to own the animal used in the lead.              Note: In case of a tie, judges will award bonus points on the basis of
♦ Only animals entered in the Gathering are eligible for the            originality.
  Spinner’s Lead.




                                                The Spinner’s Lead Entry Form
   Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________
   Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________
   _________________________________________________________________________________________________
   _________________________________________________________________________________________________

   Telephone: ______________________________ Email: __________________________________________________

      Please write a short story (approximately one paragraph) describing your garment(s), yourself and the animal whose fiber
   you used to make the garment(s). This paragraph will describe to the judges how, when, where and why you made your
   item(s), so please make it legible and complete. Note: This story will be read to the audience and judges while you model your
   garment(s) in the show ring.
   _________________________________________________________________________________________________
   _________________________________________________________________________________________________
   _________________________________________________________________________________________________
   _________________________________________________________________________________________________
   _________________________________________________________________________________________________
   _________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                               Mail-in Deadline is June 15, 2011.
                      Mail to: Jan McMahon, PO Box 748, Beavercreek, OR 97004. Email: Ewemail@aol.com
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                                            TRAVEL AND LODGING
   For Eugene area information contact the Convention and Visitors Association of Lane County at 1-800-547-5445 or their web
site www.visitlanecounty.org. Make your reservations early. The Olympic Track and Field Trial will be in Eugene during the
Gathering this year and rooms will be in short supply!

DIRECTIONS
   From the I-5 freeway take Eugene exit number 194B west onto 105. Stay on 105 until it ends on Jefferson Street. Stay on Jefferson until it enters
the fairgrounds at the 13th and Jefferson St main entrance. Main BSG traffic enters the fairgrounds at 13th and Jefferson. Workshops are held
at O’Hara Catholic School which is located at 715 W 18th Ave. There is no automotive access via the main fairgrounds, you have to go
around.
CAMPING
  • Lane County Fairgrounds is handling overnight camping reservations and has space available for recreational vehicles, campers and tents.
    There are a limited number of hookups, assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fill in and mail the form below.
     Upon receiving your payment, a receipt will be mailed with a Lane County Fairgrounds rules/regulations information sheet. This information
     will also tell you where to check in and get your 2011 BSG camping permit.
  • Eugene Kamping World is located at 90932 South Stuart Way, Coburg, OR 97408. Phone: 541-343-4832 or 800-343-3008 for reservations.
MOTELS/HOTELS
Courtesy Inn                         Best Western New Oregon Motel                     Motel 6                                                                  Timbers Motel
345 W 6th St                         1655 Franklin Blvd                                3725 International Court                                                 1015 Pearl St
Eugene, OR 97401                     Eugene, OR 97403                                  Springfield, OR 97477                                                    Eugene, OR 97403
541-345-3391                         541-683-3669                                      541-741-1105                                                             541-343-3345
(No 800 number)                      1-800-528-1234                                    1-800-466-8356                                                           1-800-643-4167
Gateway Inn                          Best Western Greentree Motel                      Traveler’s Inn                                                           Franklin Inn
3540 Gateway                         1759 Franklin Blvd                                540 E Broadway                                                           1857 Franklin Blvd
Springfield, OR 97477                Eugene, OR 97403                                  Eugene, OR 97402                                                         Eugene, OR 97403
541-726-1212                         541-485-2727                                      541-342-1109                                                             541-342-4804
1-800-329-3035                       1-800-528-1234                                    1-800-432-5999                                                           (No 800 number)
Days Inn                             Residence Inn by Marriott
1859 Franklin Blvd                   25 Club Road
Eugene, OR 97403                     Eugene, OR 97401
541-342-6383                         541-342-7171
1-800-DAYSINN




                                                                                   N                  LANE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS                                          796 West Thirteenth
                BSG Overnight Camping Reservation                                                                                                                     Post Office Box 22210
                                                                                                                          EUGENE, OREGON                             Eugene, Oregon 97402
   Space is available for tents, campers, RVs. Limited number of
   electrical hook-ups are available. Placement will be determined

                                                                                                                                                                                          JEFFERSON ST
                                                                                                                         W 11TH AVE
                                                                                       VAN BUREN




   by arrival date. All payments are non-refundable.
                                                                                                              JACKSON




                                                                                                                                                       MONROE
                                                                                                                                       ADAMS




   Name:______________________________________________                                                                   W 13TH AVE
                                                                                                                                                                                         Main Entrance


   Address:____________________________________________                                                                     Wheeler
                                                                                                                            Pavilion
            ____________________________________________
   Phone: __________________ Email ____________________                                             Black Sheep Gathering

   RV or camper: ____ nights @ $15/night = $ ________                                              Ice Rink             Animal/Trade Show/Exhibits
   Tent: ____ nights @ $10/night = $__________                                                                                                                              W 15TH AVE

                                                                                                                            EXPO HALLS
                                        TOTAL Enclosed: _______
   Make check payable to: Lane County Fairgrounds.                                                                                    Creek
                                                                                                                            Amazon
   Mail to: Black Sheep Gathering Camping                                                                                                            PARKING


            c/o Lane County Fairgrounds
            796 W 13th Ave
            Eugene, OR 97402
   Payment must accompany reservation. Questions: 541-682-4292
                                                                                                         Workshops at O’Hara Catholic School
                                                                                                                              715 W 18th Ave                                        3
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