Spin With Ewe- Breed it or Blend it- In person 9-18-2022
Have you ever wondered why some shepherds have single breeds on their farms when others have a variety of cross-bred sheep? In this class, we will discuss the benefits of both breeding for genetic purity and cross-breeding sheep, and how this affects fleeces in different ways. We will specifically look at three breeds and will spin roving from each breed in its pure form, roving of the cross-bred animal, and roving that is blended. Spinners will be able to compare and contrast each roving to decide which they prefer! This class will not only give you an opportunity to reflect on the roving qualities but will also give you a better understanding of how to select a fleece at a market or show.
This class will be held at Nash Lake Farm from 11-2pm.