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Don’t Get Fleeced
June 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Alpaca Ontario “Ask An Expert” Education Series – #1
with Cathy Merkley
Shearing is finally over! Are you wondering what to do with all that gorgeous fibre? Why not join us on June 30th @ 7:00 pm and ask our expert Cathy Merkley. This question and answer seminar will be approximately 60-90 minutes in length and Cathy will spend the time responding to all of your pre-submitted questions about skirting, sorting, preparing, blending, classing, and showing your fleeces. No question is too big or too small for this fibre guru and all questions are anonymous.
What You Need To Do:
• Submit your questions by June 23, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Last date for registration is June 26, 2020
This first seminar, in a planned series of educational events, is a new initiative for AO, and we are offering it FREE to all current Alpaca Ontario Members.
Our next educational event is slated for Tuesday, July 28th, so mark your calendars, and watch for our social media posts supporting this innovative, educational series.
Cathy Merkley is a full partner in T’n’C Farms and The AlpacaLoft Fibre Studio with Trudy McCall. They live on adjoining properties totaling 18 acres near Lloydminster, Saskatchewan and they operate the AlpacaLoft Fibre Studio and spin, dye, crochet, knit, and felt with alpaca and other natural fibres. Cathy is an owner in Alpaca Naturally, Inc., a Canadian alpaca fibre and product wholesale company. Cathy is an alpaca halter and fleece judge and has judged across Canada as well as in the United States and Germany. She certified as a fleece classer in 2004 and estimates that she has classed 20,000 pounds of alpaca fibre since then. She teaches a variety of breeder and fibre specific workshops and seminars, including the Alpaca Sorter and Classer Certification program through Alpaca Ontario and Haliburton College. Cathy is a firm believer in the potential of the alpaca breeding and fibre industry and is committed to its growth and success.