Livestock Conservancy, The

Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em

Website: livestockconservancy.org

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Online Store: rarewool.org
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About Us

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, https://livestockconservancy.teachable.com.

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

Contact Information

PO Box 477
Pittsboro, NC 27312

(919) 542-5704 Ext. 111

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/groups/SE2SE
Instagram: instagram.com/livestockconservancy
Twitter: twitter.com/LConservancy
Ravelry: ravelry.com/groups/shave-em-to-save-em


Warm up for the Festival with Winterfest!

Two days of virtual spinning, knitting, felting, and crochet classes on January 29 and 30, 2022.

Registration is now open!

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Registration for Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Winterfest is now open at www.lessonface.com/sheepandwool!While we will be returning in May with our usual stellar lineup of in-person classes, we know a lot of you are only able to participate virtually. It’s just not feasible for us to offer online and in-person classes at the same time, so our solution is to bring you two days of virtual fiber arts seminars on Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30. 2022. Winterfest 2022 will be held on the same Lessonface platform that served us so well for the 2021 virtual festival. Visit the Lessonface site above for full class details. #mdsw2022winterfest ... See MoreSee Less
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While we will be returning in May with our usual stellar lineup of in-person classes, we know a lot of you are only able to participate virtually. It’s just not feasible for us to offer online and in-person classes at the same time, so our solution is to bring you two days of virtual fiber arts seminars on Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30. 2022. Winterfest 2022 will be held on the same Lessonface platform that served us so well for the 2021 virtual festival.To preview the class listing go to sheepandwool.org/warm-up-for-the-festival-with-winterfest/. Registration will open on November 14, 2021.#mdsw2022winterfest ... See MoreSee Less
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We are eagerly anticipating a return to our usual in-person festival format in May, and this Friday (October 1) is the deadline to apply as a new vendor for the 2022 Festival. The application is online at sheepandwool.wufoo.com/forms/2022-application-for-booth-space-new-vendor/. #mdsw2022 ... See MoreSee Less
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