South West Alpaca Group Fibre Day

9 January 2014

The South West Alpaca Group would like to invite BAS members to their Fibre Day which will focus on:

Alpaca Fibre that Creates Value

The event will cover the basics of understanding fibre traits and the implications to end users for yarn production.

The sessions will include

  • Explanations of terminology, histograms and processing to finished yarn.
  • Fleece assessment and what this means in maximising financial returns.
  • An overview of UK Alpaca’s experience in larger scale grading and the costs involved in the manufacture of high quality British worsted alpaca yarns.
  • Classroom style with short session in Fleece Barn.

 

Date:  Sunday 26th January 2014

Time: 10:00 for 10:30 start.   

Cost: £20.00 per person.

Venue:  Vulscombe Farm, Vulscombe Lane, Pennymoor, Tiverton EX16 8NB,  Tel 01884 243579.

Full directions can be found on website www.alpaca-uk.co.uk

This will be an excellently presented and informative event.

If you would like book a place please send a cheque for £20.00 payable to South West Alpaca Group by Friday 17th January 2014 to Barbara Humphreys, Gupples Lane, Hartgrove, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 0JY

The number of available places is limited.

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