Adding Value To Fleece – Bridging The Gap Between Farm & Yarn With Jen Hunter

Fibreshed Stand B8B

Jen Hunter 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 strength testing, grading to include skirting, removal of damaged, contaminated, and felted fibres, and how to select a fleece for processing to spin or felt. Dividing the fleece into its various qualities enables us to find a use for all parts and knowing what to look for when creating yarn batches determines what to use for yarn, what can still be used for felting, stuffing, mulching and much more!