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Classing 101

by Anne Marie Parcell In October, near the end of the season, one of the wool handlers asked me ”AnneMarino are you really glad to be finished at the end of the classing season?”. The answer was a resounding no!…

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Annual Conference and AGM

With the new year well underway, members of the BCSBA are beginning to think of the 46th Annual Conference and AGM to be held in Palmerston North, April 20-23 2023. Members will also be preparing entries for the annual competitions;…

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Preparing a fleece for carding

by Steve Clarkson The aim of fleece preparation is to achieve a high quality carded product, which is suitable for further processing (usually spinning or felting). The better the preparation, the better the carded product will be; the proverbial ‘Rubbish…

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Overdyeing Natural Coloured Fleece

Text: Catherine Jane. Photos: Kate Mahoney. This article was originally published in the March 2019 issue of Creative Fibre magazine. Note: the colour definition in the photos is much more clear in the printed article. The theme for the September…

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Site Maintenance, Tuesday 9 August

Some maintenance work on this BCSBA website is scheduled to take place during office hours (New Zealand time) on Tuesday 9th August 2022. There may be short periods of interruption of access to the site during this time. We apologise…

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