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Festival Location: The Sheepwalk Ranch, 5305 Hwy 173 North , Bandera, TX 78003
5.5 Miles north of Town / between Buddy's Well & Septic and Cowboy Church
Texas Wool Week started as a one week retreat for friends and has transformed in to a working farm experience with fiber and arts vendors, musical entertainment, day trip adventures during the week along with shearing days and more. Texas Wool Week is designed to make what we do and love an adventure for all!
Whether you are a homeschool group, a group of friends or wayward traveler, this event has something for everyone. It's your turn to talk to the famers and ranchers, see what we do with our wool and dairy, understand the mechanics of shearing or how to skirt a fleece. Texas Wool Week is an immersive experience for any and all!
Take a one day journey with Leslie Amick, sculpture artist. This class explores the details of creating lifelike wool felt critters using
wire to help create the structure.. Class
fee includes supplies. This years feature creature is the Angora Rabbit
Taryn Kail comes to us as a certified Amy Oxford Punchneedle teacher. Taryn will walk you through the hand work and yarn types to create an artisan hooked rug. Kits included.
Marti Swanson returns with her most popular class where students are asked to reimagine wool. The needle is your paint brush and the wool your painters palette. Recreate a place and time you wish to remember or share your inspirations on a felt canvas.
Our little Texas group originally hailed from Hockley & Shiner, TX. We have had the privilege of performing for many notable and historical events. We are in our 10th+ year at the reenactment at The Alamo in San Antonio and truly enjoy bringing history back to life especially in such a sacred place as our Alamo. We specialize in playing "period Americana music" (dressed in period clothing of the day from the 1700s-1900s) for Texas events, private parties, weddings, museums, Scottish, Irish & Celtic festivals, area school historic programs, Texas Renaissance Festival, Historical George Ranch & Liendo Plantation events, Dickens on The Strand & other Civil War reenactments. During the 2020 season, due to Covid-19, (& we moved to more Central Texas) we all reconfigured our lives.... Mel and I decided to continue our "historic music vignettes" as a Duo. We greatly appreciate Mark & Mary Shafer's contributions and friendship in our prior time in the band.
Our band members are:
Mel Peters on fiddle, pennywhistle, guitar, jawharp & vocals
Betty Peters on percussion (Bass Box), spoons & Dancing Limberjack