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Up Close & Personal Shearing(Classes & Demos)

2019 Learn to Profit from Shearing!!

Mary Jane Fox
Elmwood St.Middlefield, OH 44062
216-272-8887

I LOVE MY SHEARER

Shear your own CRIA (DVD)$25
SAVE MONEY-LEARN TO SHEAR Manual $25

2019 LEARN TO SHEAR SEMINARS and Demos with MARY JANE FOX
Reservations accepted now!!!
$300 for shearer or $100 for assistant
Due to the limited space a refundable deposit of $100 is required to hold a spot.
SEMINARS FILL QUICKLY / SAVE A SPOT TODAY!
2019 Spring Dates
April 7, 2018
April 14, 2018
Location: MIddlefield, Ohio 44062
Personal class or demos are available call for info

This 1 day class is a very involved day, 8:30 a.m. till we are finished, limited to 4 people, so all can get the personalized time I believe is needed to get the hands on attention that creates a safe and calm environment. Shearing is taught by the table method. The day is very comprehensive in equipment set up and use. Mary Jane will shear 1 complete alpaca removing a show fleece and showing all the tricks. Then time is given to take the opportunity to shear the naked animal to learn the curves of the subject at hand, then we attempt to get each person to shear 1 alpaca each, more will be available on following days if you want to stay and shear more, call for info. Also covered is the trimming of teeth and nails. All classes and demos are taught on the table. Suri and Huacaya are available to learn on.
The class cost includes a copy of my "Comprehensive Guide to Shearing the Alpaca" it covers shearing a alpaca from beginning to end and then some. Also included a pair of gloves, apron and lunch from one of the local establishments we have great food available. The classroom section in the morning covers all equipment info and a wide variety of the tricks I have learned to make your shearing day as easy as possible.

NEW CLASS-- Great for the fiber farm owner
STEP Into Profit from Your Fleece
NEW!!!!!! $50
Class open April 1, 2019 thru June 1, 2019 You pick the day, Join me for a day, on a local Ohio farm shearing and learning more about fleece than you would ever think!
Participants will receive a comprehensive folder on grading fleece
Come watch and help the alpacas being shorn on a table and learn how to make your shearing day profit.This day will cover the Suri and or Huacaya not only being shorn but also a in depth look at how the different terms: skirting, sorting, grading have all come to be and how each of these steps bring profit when incorporated into your pre-mill preparation starting with your shearer and how they improve your fleece. Come enjoy a relaxing shearing day my way!!!!!!!

LEARNING TO SHEAR CLASS, MANUAL and CRIA SHEARING DVD have been very helpful to many new farm owners.
Check out the Openherd page.
http://www.openherd.com/farms/3060/up-close-and-personal-alpaca-shearing

Call or email Mary Jane: for any information on classes, manual or dvd
216-272-8887
fox.maryjane@gmail.com

2019 Learn to Profit from Shearing!

2019 Learn to Shear Classes or
Demonstrations!

April 7
April 14

Personal class or demo available April thru June call for info

LEARNING TO SHEAR MANUAL and CRIA SHEARING DVD have also been very helpful to many new farm owners