Thursday, June 20, 2019

Shave 'Em to Save "Em

Have you heard of the Livestock Conservancy Shave 'Em to Save 'Em initiative?

It is a fun program they started for fiber artist to encourage them to try new wool that are listed on the Conservation Priority List. You get a "passport" and when you purchase wool (at least 4 oz. of raw wool, washed wool, roving, top, batts, or yarn) from a Fiber Provider that is signed up with the program, you get a stamp to add to your passport. 

It is also a great program for those raising heritage breeds, you sign up as a fiber provider and get listed on their website. The feedback from providers has been positive, as they are selling their wool, some for the first time.

I am signed up as a provider and artist! 

I have purchased wool from several farms:Lincoln, Jacob, Shetland, Leicester Longwool, and CVM. Still quite a few to go...

A great opportunity to experience spinning so many different breeds. 

Are you participating?  I would love to hear your experiences, whether you are selling or buying.

If you are interested in learning more check out the Livestock Conservancy Website.

I hope you check it out, the more the merrier!

1 comment:

  1. I, too, am signed up as a provider and artist. I quickly sold out of Cotswold, but have not had a single request for Jacob. ?? So, for my TdF I'm going to spin Jacob and see if anyone gets interested. If not, more for me ;-D. Will keep you in mind for another breed to add to my queue!


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