AlpacaGram 10.19 | Take the 2 Ounce Challenge

2023 AOA National Education and Fiber Conference
AlpacaGram 10.19April 24, 2023

How Well Do Your Fleeces Spin?

Take the 2 Ounce Challenge!

Enter last year’s fleeces (fleeces shorn on or after 1/1/2022) in the National Spin-Off Competition to find out how you compare.

This competition is a great opportunity to showcase the quality of your fleece and receive valuable feedback from experienced spinners.

For those who may not be familiar with the Spin-Off Competition, it is a contest where participants submit a sample of their fleece, which is then judged by experienced spinners. The judges will hand-spin 2 ounces of fleece and give feedback on the quality of the fleece, including factors such as uniformity, ease of spin, and overall appeal. The competition is a great way to learn more about your fleece and receive feedback on how to improve its quality.

spin-off competition

The deadline for registration is May 12, so there is still time to enter. Mail-in fleeces must be received by May 20 and can be sent to:

Patty Fuller
2621 Mount Tabor Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24060

If you are unsure about the quality of your fleece or have any questions about the competition, please do not hesitate to reach out to Spin-Off Superintendent, Patty Fuller, at 540-953-0439 or

Register for Spin-Off

AOA National Education And Fiber Conference

The Spin-Off Competition is part of the AOA National Fleece Show, held in conjunction with the AOA National Education & Fiber Conference (NEFC). Join us in Burlington, Kentucky, July 14–16, for a weekend of education, networking, and skill-building.

Use code “Nationals23” at checkout for $25 off your Weekend Pass until April 20.

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