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May 2024 Fleece Assessment Workshop


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Presented by OHS in partnership with Ontario Sheep Farmers, District 10. We would also like to acknowledge the support of Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers, Karberry Farm, and Stash-It!

10 am – 4 pm Saturday, May 18, 2024 &
10 am – 4 pm Sunday, May 19, 2024

Workshop Leader: Susie Gourlay, Wool Judge

Location: Glengarry Pioneer Museum
1645 County Rd 30, Dunvegan, ON K0C 1J0

This will be our fourth OHS Fleece Assessment Workshop, and the first one presented in collaboration with Ontario Sheep Farmers District 10. Our instructor will be Saskatchewan Wool Judge and wool industry supporter, Susie Gourlay. With her guidance, participants will examine around 50 different fleeces, exploring their characteristics, qualities, and perhaps flaws. Both wool producers and spinners will benefit from this workshop, which offers reduced registration rates for both OHS and OSF members.

The workshop will be held in a walled tent with a hard floor.

Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodation and providing their own food. Drinking water and toilet facilities will be available.



OHS and OSF members $200; non-members $250 

Maximum number of participants: 20

Workshop Leader:

Susie Gourlay is a fibre artist and wool judge from Saskatchewan. As a knitter, handspinner, crocheter and designer, she focuses on natural fibres. The fibre arts communities in the prairies are growing at a boundless rate and Susie values sharing her experiences and knowledge with others. Not only does it keep the traditions of the past alive, it also helps to educate about the wonders of fibre and the wool industry while making new friends along the way. 

Susie’s work was featured in Sask Fashion week in 2013 and 2015, in galleries and shops all over the prairies, and in magazines as far away as the UK.

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