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SallyintNorth

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Scottish breeds/types/crosses - fleeces for spinning
« on: September 15, 2015, 03:18:25 pm »
A heads-up that after the very successful Tour of British Fleece just completed, the same group of spinners are starting to put together a Highlands and Islands Fling for early 2016.

The premise will be to get hold of and spin the fleece of Scottish Highlands and Islands breeds, types and crosses of sheep.

The Fling will start on Burns' night and finish early March.  Spinners will be wanting to get fleece sourced, shared and washed before that.

On the off-chance that some of you may still have fleeces available, I thought I'd let you know.  If you are taking fleece to the Scottish Smallholder Show, it would be good to know what's going.

The idea behind these events is to spread the awareness and knowledge of our wonderful assortment of British sheep, with so many spinnable useful fleeces to choose from.  As the Aviva Tour of Britain is probably unlikely to ever have a stage on the Scottish Islands, the Fling is to enable the Island sheep to get the same exposure.

I shall x-post in Sheep & Marketplace and, unusually, leave all threads open for comment, as there are at least three different angles of discussion!
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Brucklay

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Re: Scottish breeds/types/crosses - fleeces for spinning
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2015, 05:39:30 pm »
Hi Sally I will be taking shetland and castlemilk fleece to Lanark and a couple for the fleece demo  :thumbsup:
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SallyintNorth

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Re: Scottish breeds/types/crosses - fleeces for spinning
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2015, 05:57:38 pm »
 :thumbsup:
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