CATONSVILLE, MD (June 6, 20125) -- Catonsville resident Lauren Clements took home 2nd and 3rd place honors in the Weaving category at the 2016 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival held last month at the Howard County Fairgrounds in Friendship, MD. The festival featured 250 vendors, 600 sheep and 40 workshops.
Clements' woven scarves were entered in the Skein and Garment Competition. This competition comprised the following categories: knitting, weaving, crochet, spinning, wool hooking, felting, and other wool-related crafts. At least 50 percent of each entry had to be made out of wool.
Her winning orange and green scarf is made out of Feederbrook Farms (www.feederbrook.com ), a Local Maryland wool producer. Her winning striped scarf is made out of Rowan Yarn and Stonehenge crazy yarn ( http://www.stonehedgefibermill.com/?q=Products ).
Clements, who is a program assistant at Charlestown, is now displaying her winning scarves at the retirement community for residents and staff to view and enjoy.
She got involved with wool crafting after she took weaving class from Cloverhill Yarn Store (http://cloverhillyarn.com/ ) in Catonsville earlier this year. :"I fell in love with the process of weaving and purchased an Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom," Clements said.