The 2016 Fibre Show is being organized through All Things Wool, a Manitoba / Saskatchewan initiative to promote the production and use of wool in Canada.
Further information and entry forms are available on the All Things Wool website.
Producers from across the country are invited to enter their fleeces for judging. Fleeces may also be sold through the silent auction which runs until 3:00 pm on Saturday October 1.
Wool Classes: (All classes include miscellaneous crossbred wools)
White Wool: 1 – Fine: ex) – Cormo, Polwarth, Rambouillet, Targhee
2 – Medium/Down ex) – Arcott, Cheviot, Corriedale, Dorset, Clun Forest, Suffolk
3 – Long: ex) – BFL, Cotswold, Lincoln, Romney,
Coloured Wool: 5 – Fine: ex) – Finn, Polwarth
6 – Medium/Down: – ex) Black Welsh, Columbia, Corriedale, Hampshire7 – Long: ex) – Border Leicester, Coopworth, Gotland, Romney
Specialty Wool: 8 – Double coated and dual coloured fleeces such as Jacob, Icelandic, Romanov, Soay or Shetland for example.
*Fleeces may be re-classed, in the best interest of the fleece, using the judge’s discretion.
Prizes will be awarded to First, Second and Third place in each category. Three Grand Champions will be awarded from White wools, Coloured Wools and Specialty wools. Supreme Champion will be awarded to the highest overall scoring fleece.
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Ltd has provided the prize money for the winning fleeces
Grand Champions will be awarded $50 each
Supreme Champion will be awarded $75
Judging at the 2015 Manitoba Fibre Festival
Susie Gourlay: Fibre Artist/Designer/Wool Judge
Gerry Oliver: Wool Producer/Artist
photo by Pam Heath of Rare Breeds Canada