This is a four part live online course which teaches you valuable information designed to save you time and money while simultaneously teaching you valuable facts only fleece judges, wool graders and experienced shepherds know.
Each class is 1.0-1.5 hours and is run through Youtube Live. Participants have the ability to watch in real time and ask questions via chat. Each class is available as a recording for 1 week after the live class. This allows enrollees to make-up the class or view it multiple times.
Class 1: Assessing The Best Breed For Your Focus
This class focuses on not simply buying the cheapest or most popular fleece or fiber, but learning how to determine the best fleece for your needs. You’ll learn Natalie Redding’s easy classification system that empowers you to know where you should put your time and money. Whether your end goal is reselling raw fiber, making batts or using the fibers in your own creations, you’ll be able to identify the appropriate breeds and condition of fleece for your end use. Don’t waste money on unnecessary purchases, buy smarter!
Class 2: Getting the Most Bang For your Buck
This class focuses on how to assess a fleece (or tell if the seller is misleading you) in person at fiber festivals and farms or online when you only have a picture to judge by. Learn telling signs that show a fibers true usability as well as tips to determine if the fleece represented is of the actual breed advertised. By the end of “Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck,” you’ll be able to successfully buy fleeces and get what you expect.
Class 3: OOPSIE! Turning Garbage into Cash Salvaging Fiber and Fleeces!
We’ve all ruined fleeces or purchased fleeces which are poor quality. This class focuses on how to turn “not so nice” fibers into cash. The tips you learn will help you look at flops without cringing; there’s hope for any mistake you make and potential to make revenue off of “oopsies.”
Class 4: Skirting, Packaging and Storing Fleeces
Now that you’ve learned to increase the quality of and revenue off your fibers, learn to keep them safe. This class focuses on the truth about skirting how to re-skirt, repackage and store your fleeces. If time permits, the class will share real time shearing and skirting the moment it comes off the animal.
While the Fleeces Revealed class is not required for the Master Dyers Certification course, it is highly recommended. Without the knowledge learned in Fleeces Revealed, becoming a Master Dyer is difficult because knowledge of the structure and function of different fleeces is key to understanding how fiber takes dye. The information you learn in this course will help you in all areas of your fiber journey.