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CVFG Virtual Meeting – My Journey through the U.S. Heritage Sheep Breeds

May 14 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Since early 2019, Margaret Radcliffe, knitting designer, writer, and teacher, has been exploring the most endangered of the heritage U.S. sheep breeds. Along the way, she documented the challenges and successes of her work with each breed. This lecture will follow her three-year journey of exploration, her discoveries about each breed’s potential and their distinct characteristics and to learn more about The Livestock Conservancy’s Shave ’Em to Save ’Em (SE2SE) program.

This program WILL be recorded and available to watch until the end of May.  See the newsletter for the Zoom link. Guests, please email for an invite.

Questions, email programs@cvfg.org.

About Margaret:
Margaret Radcliffe is the author of the bestselling Knitting Answer Book, The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques, Circular Knitting Workshop, and The Knowledgeable Knitter. Margaret has taught knitting since 1991 and began publishing her designs in a line of knitting patterns under the name Maggie’s Rags in 1997.

Margaret’s many teaching venues for knitting and dyeing have included the John C. Campbell Folk School, the Madrona Fiberarts Winter Retreat, the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF), Knitters’ Day Out, Houston Fiber Fest, the Schooner J&E Riggin out of Rockland, Maine, plus numerous shops and fiber guilds across the U.S. and into Canada.

Like many knitters and spinners, Margaret has had a long and varied career. She has degrees in Medieval Studies and English Literature, has been an internal auditor, computer programmer, business executive, research administrator, dancer, and editor. Her current fiber arts interests include preparing, spinning, and designing handknits using heritage breeds and participation in The Livestock Conservancy’s Shave ’Em to Save ’Em program.

Visit her website Maggie’s Rags.


May 14
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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