Alpaca Fleece Show
Carolina Alpaca Breeders and Owners and Carolina FiberFest are pleased to co-sponsor the first Alpaca Fleece show for CFF.
Fleeces may be entered in three categories: for sale only, for sale
and judging, and for judging only.
Debbie Myers will serve as judge. She hails from Loris, South Carolina, where she and husband George own Sunny Skies Alpaca Farm. Debbie is an Apprentice Sorter in
the Certified Sort System, in line with international sorting rules.
To qualify as an Apprentice Sorter, she attended four days of classes and passed a written exam with a score of 80% or better.
At the apprentice level Debbie will sort 250 fleeces of which 50 must be suri. Her results will be verified by a mentor (Certified Sorter).
To reach Certified Sorter, Debbie must complete four NC State University education modules on the textile industry, followed by a four-day refresher course and complete a written test and a practical test. Once certified, Debbie will be required to annually maintain her accreditation.
Debbie has sorted more than 150 fleeces and is actively working toward becoming a Certified Sorter. Her goal is to be certified by the end of 2012.
Please follow these guidelines carefully:
•all fleeces must be pre-registered with CFF no later than May 15
•all fleeces must be accompanied by a completed registration form, a tag with a warning label
(see forms below) and a price tag
•only washed fleeces may be open
•each unwashed fleece must be well-skirted, double-bagged, tagged and the bag tied shut
•each fleece will be sold as a unit with the price on the tag reflecting the total price for the fleece
Fleeces must be delivered to the Fleece Sale room 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Friday, May 18.
$10.00 entry fee per fleece for Judging Only or Judging and Sale.
$3.00 entry fee per fleece for Sale Only.
A non-refundable $3.00 fee will be charged for each bag of fleece, payable by cash, check, credit or debit card at the time of check-in at the Fleece Sale room.
No fees will be returned for unsold fleeces.
Judging will begin 1:00 Friday May 18. The sale will begin 1:30, Friday, May 18. Unsold fleeces must be picked up by 4:00—5:30 pm, Sunday, May 20. Fleeces not claimed will become the property of Carolina FiberFest.
Every attempt will be made to provide a secure site. CFF is not liable for lost or stolen items.
To pre-register fleeces, email CarolinaFiberFest@hotmail.com no later than May 15 with your farm’s name and a total number of fleeces. Only pre-registered
fleeces will be displayed for judging and/or. No fleeces will be pre-registered after May 15.