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Raising Sheep for Wool – Shearing & Processing
Tuesday, Dec. 15 | 2-3 p.m.
In partnership with Iowa Sheep Association
In part 3, we’ll learn what happens to wool fleece before it’s turned into yarn. Join Regina and shearer Emily Chamelin-Hickman on shearing day. They will show us how they prepare for shearing to create a smooth and safe process for everyone involved. We will see how a fleece is skirted and prepared before moving to the next step. (Note: The date may move based on weather)
Host: Regina Frahm | Esther Purl Fibers
Other Speaker: Emily Chamelin-Hickman – shearer
Regina Frahm owns and operates Esther Purl Fibers, raising registered white Cormo breeding stock and colored Cormo sheep. She recently opened Esther & Company, her modern-day mercantile featuring local fibers and foods. With her family, she runs Frahm Farms in Newton, Iowa, raising sheep, beef cattle, corn, soybeans and hay.
Emily Chamelin-Hickman has been shearing sheep since 2001. She and her husband have sheared around the world, but spend most of their time in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Emily has experience handling sheep, skirting fleeces and sharing ideas with other shepherds.
- Wool production
- Sheep shearing
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Format: Virtual Field Day (#3 of Series)
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