Class description: In this hands-on class, students will learn how to hand shear a Shetland sheep on a sheep stand, trim the animal’s hooves and skirt and wash the fiber.
All Hand Shears, bags, wash agents, drying racks provided by Jehovah Raah Farm. Skirting a fleece means taking out the unwanted parts of fiber such as vegetation and matted fleece.
Each Student will take home ½ of the sheep’s fleece that they personally sheared. Student will learn how to skirt (take out any debris, matted, or extremely dirty fleece), and how to wash and rinse an Angora Goat fleece.
Number of students: 1 – 4
April 6, 2019, Rain dates available on Sunday 1-5pm
Class Times: 10 AM – 3
Cost: $50 per student includes tools and materials, Student takes half of a fleece (which they sheared)
Students must be 18 years or older and are required to sign a release form
2012, Carolina Fiber Festival and Blue Ridge Fiber Fair.
Julie and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, NC. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (FB), has grown to raise Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora Goats, Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle. They have a cottage on the farm, called ‘The Shepherd’s Croft, available for folks to experience ‘real’ farm life. Julie has been spinning since 1990 and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education. She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she has been with NYSW since 2010. Julie will drop everything and meet anyone anywhere to teach them to spin! Julie is a Lendrum Spinning Wheel dealer.