Saturday 19 March 1pm
In this 1 hr session, expert wool woman, Jen Hunter of Fernhill Farm offers a practical demonstration of gathering and throwing fleece from the shearer onto the grading tables, so it’s in the right position to be graded. You’ll learn about the kit used, what strength testing is, grading to include skirting, removal of damaged and contaminated and felted fibres, and how to prepare a fleece for processing to spin or felt. You’ll learn how to divide the fleece into various parts for various uses…finding a use for all the parts. You’ll go on to have a go at throwing the fleece and getting hands-on experience, so you understand what the various conditions feel like.
All proceeds of this class go to blade shearing tournament prize money