SP04 You Be the Judge with Harriet Boon

Wednesday, May 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Home Arts Building

Shepherds think almost every fleece is amazing, but how do others assess that same fleece? What are judges looking for? How can the fleece be shown at its best? Occasionally, there’s a fleece that really needs to stay at home, but why and how can you make better choices on the fleeces you submit for judging next season? In this class we will evaluate a variety of fleeces, sort them into classes, determine their merits and shortfalls and at day’s end “judge” our small fleece fair. This class is for shepherds, handspinners, and others who would like to learn more about fleece judging. Proficiency Level: Suitable for all. Bring to Class: A problem fleece, purchased or from you own flock, if you have one; note taking equipment.
Class Fee: $100. Materials Fee: None.

Harriet Boon was introduced to sheep and fiber in the early 1970’s, earning a Master Spinner certificate from Georgian College in 1976. Since that time she has instructed spinning, dyeing & judging classes in Canada and in the United States. Fiber addiction lead to establishing a small flock of English Leicester sheep in addition to a commercial flock. Now a retired shepherd, she has the opportunity to indulge in textile travel, taking instruction in Europe and beyond. For Harriet, being a spinner means sharing your fiber passion.

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