Fleece Producers: The annual juried fleece sale at the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival is an opportunity to market your best quality fleeces at their premium price directly to hand crafters. Not a show or competition, this is a venue assuring buyers of minimum quality standard.
Please save your best fleeces to enter. It's easy. Just bring your fleeces, bagged individually in a clear plastic bag with the completed entry form to the Arts & Crafts Building at the Ruritan Fairgrounds on Friday, September 27th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Entry fee is $4 per fleece. You label and price your fleeces. Buyers will appreciate knowing about the animal (name, age, etc), your farm or other marketing information.
Each fleece will be examined and weighed prior to the sale. Fleeces that are not skirted, very dirty or having excessive vegetative matter will not be allowed in the sale. Wool that is felted, weak, mildewed or otherwise defective will also be disqualified. Accepted fleeces will be divided into four sheep wool groups: Fine, Medium, Long wool and Double Coated and there will be sections for llama, alpaca, mohair, cashmere and angora fiber. Any evaluation notes (with suggested end uses) will be included with the fleece. Pick up unsold fleeces on Sept. 29th, from 2 PM to 4 PM. All fleeces not picked up become the property of SVFF.
This is a great opportunity for you to find the craftsperson that will appreciate your fleece for its real value. Please email SVFFfleece@gmail.com with the number of fleeces you plan to bring or with any questions.
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