Wool Judging Certification Course, Levels 1 & 2

Wool Judging Certification Course 

In 2018 we are offering both Level 1 and Level 2 of the
certification program

Level 1: September 12 – 13, 2018
Level 2: September 13 – 14, 2018

Red River Exhibition Place, Mezzanine Level
3977 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Instructor:  Susie Gourlay 

Wool is one of two major products derived from sheep.  It comes in many forms, from fine, medium and long wool, all the way to specialty wools.  The wool from each breed has unique characteristics and unique uses. 

Evaluating wool requires that we look at several parts of the fleece to determine both the best characteristics as well as the degree of fault.

LEVEL 1 

During this 1 ½ day course, participants will study the characteristics of the four groupings of wool, learn to recognize various faults, come to understand scoring methods and undertake practice judging and scoring. This is a valuable course for anyone producing, selling, or working with wool.

Time:  Wednesday  September 12, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday September 13, 
9:00 am – noon  

Cost: $225  — includes an extensive manual, wool samples, and handouts

Register: LEVEL ONE REGISTRATION FORM 

Payment: Pay $225 by paypal or via etransfer to info(at)manitobafibrefestival(dot)com. 
A confirmation email will be sent once your payment is received.

LEVEL 2

The aims of Level 2 of the Wool Judging Certification course are to continue examining the characteristics of wool, identify faults and flaws, to develop a systematic, efficient judging routine as well as being able to objectively evaluate the wool for dimensional (fibre diameter, length and strength), quantitative (clean fibre yield) and subjective (handle and purity) qualities. There will be written and practical evaluations; successful students will receive a certificate.

Prerequisite: Completion of Wool Judging Certification, Level 1

Time: Thursday September 13, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Friday September 14 9:00 am – noon

Cost: $175

Register: LEVEL TWO REGISTRATION FORM 

Payment: Pay $175 by paypal or via etransfer to info(at)manitobafibrefestival(dot)com. 
A confirmation email will be sent once your payment is received.


For more information contact:
Gerry Oliver phone 204-834-2261 email gerry@spiritsands.ca
or 
Margaret Brook  info@manitobafibrefestival.com

This class is made possible by the generous support of:

Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers

Red River Exhibition Association