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Welcome! The Sheep Shoppe is a place for creative fiber artists to find materials and inspiration no matter their skill level. Established in Newtown, Connecticut in 2013, The Sheep Shoppe carries only the finest in natural yarns and fibers in all price points. As colorful as a candy store and filled with delectable treats for fiber addicts as well as newcomers to wool and fiber crafts, at The Sheep Shoppe you will find friendly service and expert instruction from experienced fiber professionals. Owner Nancy Gould is a Newtown resident who has had a life-long fiber obsession. She designed knits for 7th Avenue fashion houses for decades and upon moving to Connecticut in 1999, began exploring spinning and felt making. Color is her super-power, and helping customers select the perfect yarns, fibers, and colors for their projects is her jam!

We invite you to visit us at our shop on South Main Street in Newtown.

Oh! The places you will go with fiber!

Whether you're a first time explorer of fiber crafts or a lifelong fiberista, there is always a new way to expand your craft. We offer classes regularly in many areas, so check back often to view our current class offerings at our Newtown location.

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Enter Your Items in the Big E!

Enter Your Items in the Big E!

Dates and information for 2017 Creative Arts at The Big E coming soon!

10 June 2016

We are so excited for this year’s 100th anniversary of The Big E in Springfield Mass! The Big E is the state fair for all the New England states. This year it will be held September 16- October 2. In addition to all the great food, rides, games, music, and animals, the Creative Arts exhibit at The Big E is one of the most exciting annual handcraft displays in the country.

The Sheep Shoppe wants YOU to enter up to three items for your chance to win ribbons and cash awards, and for your work to be seen by over a million fair visitors! Attendance for the 2015 fair was 1,345,961 and with the 100th Anniversary, 2016 attendance is sure to break records. We want to make it easy for you to enter so we've posted a guide for you below.

Start thinking about any knitting, crochet, felting, needle felting, weaving, or spinning projects you have completed within the last 3 years that you are especially proud of and would like to see on display at the fair, or if you have a WIP that looks promising, finish it up! Follow this thread in our Ravelry group for more info and weekly updates and get ready for the entry deadline of August 1!

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