Love llama? Show your handspun!
|Eran McCarty is a 4-H Llama Club leader. Young people are paired with a llama or alpaca for the summer to learn more about livestock care. Photos courtesy of Eran McCarty.|
|Spinning demonstrations at the Indiana State Fair.|
Do you have a weakness for llama fibers? Handspinner and llama producer Eran McCarty is spreading the word about a handspinning competition at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) held in Louisville, Kentucky, on November 7–9, 2014. The International Llama Registry Show Division is hosting a fleece show in conjunction with the North American Llama and Alpaca Show. All are welcome to join! Eran shares more:
"I want to share an opportunity to enter your handspun and finished products in a llama fleece show. All entries have to be at least fifty percent llama. Finished products may be made of handspun or commercially spun yarns, again at least fifty percent llama in content. We have some really nice awards this year, including Greesleeves Spindles, pottery yarn bowls, and a fiber processing gift certificate from VonStrohm Woolen Mill. I am the clerk, and you can mail the entries to me and we can mail them back—or you can come to the show!"
Entry information is detailed on the show website under Specialty Fleece Classes. If you are interested in participating or have questions, contact Eran at firstname.lastname@example.org.