Suzy the Shepherdess
Suzy the Shepherdess

Links to Other Fun Stuff

For a link to websites for any of the events I am attending this year, visit my Events page. 

Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair

A wonderful celebration of fiber and the fiber arts held each April in Stephenson County, Illinois.

1858 Clothing

This is a page I created in 2008 to help locals dressing for the Sesquetennial Celebration of the 1858 Lincoln Douglas Debate in Freeport.  This page is an excellent resource for creating a reasonalbe outfit for a one-time event or dance with lots of hints and ways to cheat.  However if you are, or want to be, an authentic reenactor then the small details are very important to your attire - and you won't find them here.  Instead I suggest you read the wonderful resources and authentic details on the Compendium tab at Elizabeth Stewart Clark's site The Sewing Academy (

"Buy your wooolen yarns in quantities from some one in the country, whom you can trust."

Lydia Maria Child
The American Frugal Housewife, 1832

Suzy the Shepherdess knitting a wool sock at the Apple River Fort (1832)

Contact Details

Suzy the Shepherdess

Suzy Beggin Craft

P.O. Box 54

Stockton, IL 61085   U.S.A.


Phone: 815 541-0897

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