Tuesday, September 14, 2010

More WSWF 2010

More show shots..this is a ewe class, but not sure which one.
Can you spot the washed and combed one?

Hand spun shetland skein competition 
Ewe class (lambs)
In this photo, Maureen, Kim, Rayna, Adam

Therea Gygi won Grand Champion for her hand spun shetland skein.
It was so soft that is just made you go, awwwww.

I was a bit confused by the method of judging this year.  There was a tremendous emphasis on the size of the fleece, which is a consideration in the commercial venue, but doesn't usually have any bearing on wool judging at a show.  If this is how we are to judge a good shetland, then I'm in big trouble here.  :D   
A Shetland ram is supposed to be in the 100-125 lb. range, and I saw rams that won and exceeded that size easily.  I'm not a complainer by any means, but this seemed to be a huge mistake....or at least I'm hoping it was simply due to lack of education regarding our breed standard.

All in all, I had a wonderful time, sheep people are some of the nicest folks I know, and I was not disappointed in the least.   I learned a lot from some very knowledgeable  folks and, as usual, I learned some new things and was made a bit better for the education I received. Thanks to everyone that took time and volunteered so that folks like me could enjoy, and educate ourselves.


  1. I have enjoyed anamble through your blog
    greetings from wales

  2. Nice to "meet" you John. Greetings from Wisconsin! Do you have Shetland sheep?

  3. Hi Kelly! So nice to finally meet you in person! And thanks for all the pictures that you took. Theresa

  4. It was great meeting you too Theresa. I had a great time with all of you this past weekend and can't wait until next year. Now, to find that UK judge. :D

  5. How nice that you attended WSWF, it looks like alot of fun. I have never attended, but someday I will. I'd love to see all the different Shetlands and vendors. Showing, though? Not so much! Great pictures.


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