<img class="size-full wp-image-31076" style="text-align: center;" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/01\/Collins-features-wool-creations-at-Winter-Market-e1516377591873.jpg" alt="" width="1512" height="2015" \/>\r\n\r\nJeannie Collins (left) shows Lynn Benedict new winter hats made from her hand spun and hand dyed yarn.\r\n<h1>Jeannie Collins loves wool. She has raised Cotswold sheep, and sheared, spun, dyed, and knitted wool for years, creating one of a kind beautiful hats and sweaters in rich color palettes.<\/h1>\r\nEvery Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. you\u2019ll find Jeannie at the Winter Farmer\u2019s Market where you can watch her spin, purchase her hand spun yarn, or try on a wool garment that she has made. Aspiring fiber artists will find a warm welcome and a wealth of experience to further their knowledge.\r\n\r\nWool is a wonderful material. It is sustainable, moisture wicking, mildew and mold resistant, fire resistant, flexible and durable, and doesn\u2019t make a home for dust mites. If you haven\u2019t worked with wool or worn it, you are missing out.\r\n\r\nThe Winter Market is open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gus Douglas building at the WV State Fairgrounds next to the Flea Market. Even on the coldest days vendors offer a variety of bread, baked goods, winter vegetables, herbs, pork, poultry, game bird meat, lamb, chair massage, body care products, handmade jewelry, knitted and woolen-wear, one of a kind crafts, handmade clothing, and excellent conversation and community. The Winter Market accepts credit cards, SNAP and EBT.