The West Shires Alpaca Group ran the first session of its “All About The Fibre” course and today’s was all about fibre collection, from preparing for shearing, how to make sure shearing day runs smoothly to prepping fibre for showing and production. Ideas and best practice were shared from members old and new – there is always something to learn!
Thanks to everyone for attending, we hope you found it useful and enjoyable, and special thanks go to Julia Berry for organising the event, and to Jay Holland and James Hamilton for their input re: shearing and fleece judging.
The next in the series will cover deciding what to do with the fibre – selling wholesale, processing commercially, selling processed fibre to crafters, using it yourself. The third and final session will look at how you can use and process your fibre, looking at the various crafts. produce an end product yourself.
Please look out for details of dates and locations for the next sessions, hope to see you there! These sessions are open to all, £5 to members, £10 to non-members.
West Shires Alpaca Group are running a series of information sharing afternoons on how to get the best from your fibre over a sociable cuppa and a slice of cake.
The first session (there will be more) is on Sunday 13th January and will focus on all the activities around shearing – finding shearers, fleece analysis, the shearing process and skirting and storing your fleece.
All are welcome – you don’t need to be a West Shires Alpaca Group member! The cost is £5 members, £10 non-members – please let us know at info@WSAG.org.uk if you’d like to join us so that we can make sure we have enough cake 😊☕️🍰
When: Sunday 13th January
Where: Stoke Bliss & Kyre Village Hall, Stoke Bliss WR15 8RR
Hopefully see you there!
West Shires Alpaca Group would like to thank everyone who attended the Midlands Championship Halter Show yesterday.
The show was a terrific success, only made possible by your support, and with a committed team of volunteers working tirelessly in the background.
Thanks very much also to Jo Bridge for her excellent judging and her sterling effort managing to work through over 150 animals between 8:30-5pm no small task at all – Jay even allowed us all a lunch break! 😀
We hope you enjoyed your day, and look forward to doing it all again next year!
Following the success of last year’s show, the Committee are working hard to ensure we have another successful show in 2018.