Introduction to Blade Shearing and Fibres Workshop
Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Blade Shearing and Fibres Workshop

Learn the ancient craft of sheep shearing with blade shears from master shearer/shepherd Andy Wear and his shepherding team.  Understand the history and theory behind shearing contextualised within modern day shepherding, before having a go at key sheep handling and shearing techniques. As the fleece comes off the sheep, learn to "throw" it before learning the basics of fibre sorting and grading to ensure that the fibres within each fleece are used to their maximum potential.

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