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Fleece Show and Sale

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  • Buy a variety of fleece types and colors with one single payment.
  • Over 300 fleeces from which to choose.
  • All price ranges.

Sellers

  • Sell your fleece at the Frolic
  • Attendance increases each year.
  • Include promotional information about your farm, animals and products for all to see.

Sale
Fleece must be dropped off Friday from noon until 6:00 pm. We can no longer accept fleeces on Saturday unless prior arrangements are made with the fleece barn coordinator. Only raw, unprocessed, well skirted fiber will be accepted for sale. There is no limit on the number of fleeces which will be accepted but please bring only your cleanest fleeces as any with foreign matter present will not sell. Fleeces should be presented in clear plastic bags that are large enough to tie closed at night. A 10% commission will be charged for all fiber sold.

Any unsold fiber should be collected by 4 pm on Sunday. Although we will do our utmost to maintain security, the Maine Fiber Frolic will not be responsible for lost or stolen fiber.

Show
There is a limit of two fleeces per judged class per farm so please chose your fleeces wisely.
Fiber entered into the judged event must be available for sale The show judging will take place Saturday at 11:00 a.m..

Fiber and fleece suitable for judging must:
  • Be only this year's clean, healthy fleece;
  • Represent the entire fiber harvested (within industry standards);
  • Be untied;
  • Be unwashed and unprocessed in any way; and
  • Be presented in clear, plastic bags.
Fiber will be judged based upon industry standards per catagory, breed and type.  Emphasis will be placed upon cleanliness, soundness of fiber, uniformity of crimp, and staple length.

Sheep
White fine, medium, coarse, and long wool
Colored fine, medium, coarse, and long wool
Rug wool

Alpaca
White, colored and cria (under one year at time of harvest)

Llama
White, colored and cria (under one year at time of harvest)

Goat
Kid mohair, adult mohair, cashmere

There will be a $2.00 fee for each fleece entered into the show.

Pre-registration
Pre-registration for both the sale and the show is available by contacting Hatie Clingerman, hatiespins@earthlink.net or submitting the registration form (form in excel; form in pdf) to Hatie Clingerman. Hatie will assign fleece numbers once you have your final fleece count.