AlpacaGram 10.28 | Saturday, May 27, is the final day to register for Spin-Off

2023 AOA National Education and Fiber Conference
AlpacaGram 10.28May 25, 2023

National Spin-Off Competition Closes Saturday

There is still time to enter the 2-ounce challenge and earn valuable feedback on the end-use quality of your fleece!

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.

For those who may not be familiar with the Spin-Off Competition, participants submit a 2 ounce sample of an alpaca’s fleece. The judges, all experienced spinners, hand-spin the sample and give feedback on factors including uniformity, ease of spin, and overall appeal. Not only do you gain valuable feedback but this information can then be used to improve your fleece marketing.

spin-off competition

Registration closes Saturday, May 27. Mail-in fleeces must be received by May 31 and can be sent to:

Patty Fuller
2621 Mount Tabor Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24060

If you 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.

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