Wool Judging Course, Level 1

Wool Judging Course
Part 1 of a 2-part certification program

September 14-15, 2017  Red River Exhibition Park, 3977 Portage Avenue,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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.

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.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will qualify for Canadian Wool Judging Certification Level 1. These certificates will be issued by Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers.

Cost: $200  — includes an extensive manual, wool samples, and handouts

SOLD OUT — Thank you! We are so pleased with the response to this new initiative.

Please email info@manitobafibrefestival.com to go on the waiting list.

Times:  Thursday September 14, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday September 15, 
9:00 am – noon  

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

Instructors:  Susie Gourlay and Val Fiddler

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

This class is made possible by the generous support of:

Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers

Olds College Continuing Education, Alberta

Red River Exhibition Association