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Author Topic: Fleeces at the Scottish Smallholder & Grower Show?  (Read 822 times)

SallyintNorth

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Fleeces at the Scottish Smallholder & Grower Show?
« on: August 16, 2012, 08:49:20 pm »
Folks

There's been some discussion on Ravelry about spinning and spinners at the Smallholder Show.

The suggestion has been made that sheep-keepers (and by extension, goat, alpaca and llama-keepers) could be encouraged to bring fleeces along for spinners to buy.

I have mixed feelings about the idea - I'm forever being told that only a spinner knows how to present a fleece for sale to a spinner (skirting, removing vegetable matter, etc) and hearing about sheep-keepers p**d off because spinners don't want their fleeces, even when they're offered for free.

What do people think?

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