Alpaca Ontario Mary Ann English Spin-off Competition 2014


The spin off competition is a wonderful opportunity to have your prized fleece transformed into a hand-spun sample; to learn about the attributes the spinner values for preparation and spinning and the final assessment of the resulting hand spun yarn.

All alpaca owners are invited to submit 50 grams of prime fleece to be spun and evaluated by experienced and qualified hand spinners.

The evaluation of the fleece sample is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the impression, ease of preparation for spinning and ease of spinning for a total of 75 points. Within this section fineness & handle, uniformity of micron & length, brightness, absence of guard hair, cleanliness, absence of second cuts, lock structure, staple length, soundness & tip damage and matting & cotting will determine the number of points given. The second part allows for a total of 25 points and scores the softness and hand feel of the spun skein.

The fleeces are grouped into first year, second year, third year, fourth year, fifth year and up fleece growth to make up 5 age groups. The colour divisions are white, light, fawn, brown, black, grey and multi. These 7 colour categories together with the age groups make up the classes.

First, second and third place ribbons are awarded in each class determined by the number of points accumulated. Top score in each colour is also awarded.

There will be no limits on the number of entries per farm.

The winners will be displayed at the Alpaca Ontario Show in April 2014 and the results will be posted on the AO website.

Please find the entry forms and guidelines on this page (available soon).  Your fleece sample(s) with completed entry form, fleece bag tag, copy of CLAA certificate, hard copy 4x6 photo, and cheque ($26.00 for each entry, payable to Alpaca Ontario) are to be received by of December 31, 2013.
Send to: Sharon Trent, 232 Eighth Road East, Stoney Creek, Ontario, L8J 3M2

Happy Entering and Good Luck to You All.

Sharon Trent, Spin-off Coordinator email: sharontrent@inbox.com
AO Fibre Promotion Committee


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