Livestock Conservancy, The

Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em


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Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em is an initiative of The Livestock Conservancy designed to promote the use of wool from rare sheep breeds on our Conservation Priority List. These breeds are all special with valuable qualities and unique fiber characteristics.

By joining this program and working with these wools fiber artists broaden their knowledge while helping to save 23 endangered breeds of sheep. Fiber Providers benefit from this program through increased breed awareness and increased fiber market.

In this program each fiber artist receives a “Passport” that they fill with “stamp” received from official fiber providers with their wool purchase. Then they make a project with this fiber, by processing, dyeing, spinning, knitting, crocheting, felting, or weaving, etc. Artists submit project photos to The Livestock Conservancy and receive incentives for completing 5, 10 and 15 projects.

Over 2,000 fiber artists are already participating in the Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em Initiative and are finding new favorite wools for making socks, mittens, shawls, etc. Recently we expanded the program by launching fiber challenges which air live on Facebook and are later available on our Teachable account, along with free videos on fiber processing and marketing. You can find those classes by following this link,

Don’t miss out on your next favorite breed. Join Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em to day at

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PO Box 477
Pittsboro, NC 27312

(919) 542-5704 Ext. 111

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Proposals for 2022 Fiber Arts Seminars now being accepted

We are now accepting proposals for fiber arts seminars to be held in conjunction with the 49th Annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, which will take place in person on May 7 & 8, 2022 in West Friendship, Maryland. Many seminars will be held Wednesday-Friday of the week leading up to the festival; all seminars will be held in person. The Fiber Arts Seminar Committee invites instructors from every heritage, culture, belief system, and lifestyle to submit a proposal.

Submit your proposal(s) here.

The deadline to submit a proposal is July 15.…

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