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Not specifically camelid, but may be of interest to those wondering what to do with all that fabulous fibre:

From Inter Island Sheep Breeders Association:

We have teamed up with the folks from the Vancouver Island Fibreshed to offer this exciting workshop on Sunday June 2, 2024. 

Hosted at the Arrowsmith Hall, Coombs Fairgrounds, 1014 Ford rd, Coombs BC. 

Join us from 10:00AM – 3:00PM for “Fleeces Off” 

Fleeces Off: How to make the most of your wool. 

Your sheep produce a fleece every year – how can you realize some profit from that product? Through lectures, discussions, and hands-on demonstrations, learn what makes a fleece valuable and what characteristics can reduce that value. We’ll share practical tips for husbandry and breeding practices for wool quality, wool handling, and skirting and basic cleaning. We’ll also talk about the current state of processing on the Island and places you can market your wool.

Registration cost is $30 for current IISBA members, and $45 for non members. Includes coffee/refreshments and lunch. 

This workshop will be “producer focused” and give some practical tips for us all as sheep producers. 

Feel free to bring a small sample of fleece from your own flock, to compare, and get some feedback. 

To register, email: iisbapresident@gmail.com 

For more info see poster attached, and visit Fleeces Off | Vancouver Island Fibreshed