Wool Skirting Workshop @ Flora/Fauna Farm

March 13th, 2013

Passing this along …

There will be a Making Wool Presentable for Sale workshop on Saturday, April 13th. starting at 8:30 AM  at Flora/Fauna Farm in West Topsham, VT.  It  has proven to be overwhelmingly popular.  Usually we turn quite a few students away, so sign up early.  The size of the class is limited to thirteen.    As a result of  these classes  l usually sell out without difficulty.
        It is a good time to learn the characteristics of a good fleece, how to skirt fleeces thoroughly,  how  to roll them, and how to make them look presentable for both selling and competing.
        The instructor will be Phyllis Rockwell.  She is the owner and operator of Newfound Wool Works in Bristol, NH.  Our  shearer, Jim McRae, will have already completed his shearing task for this  year.
        The cost this year is $20.00 for non VSGA family units and for VSGA member family units  $5.00, and by donation for board members.  The same is true for New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Growers’ Association  members.  Lunch is included and will be served around 1:00 PM. or as soon as we finish.   Make checks payable to VSGA and send them to me at the following address.
        After the skirting of about twelve fleeces is completed, I  will  show how our sheep feeding is accomplished during the winter months along with their facilities.
        Please let me know as soon as possible if you desire to come.  Directions to our farm will be sent out via snail mail when I receive your payment.  These directions will be your tickets for admission.
        Please expect to wash your footwear before going up stairs in the barn.
Chris Hall
Ribbon Winning Fleeces
Flora/Fauna Montadale Sheep Graziers
73 Willey Hill Road
West Topsham, VT 05086