No Fear Fleece Skirting!

Got fleece that's causing you anxiety because you don't have a clue how to skirt it? Have no fear! Char is here! In this workshop, we will cover how fleece is accessed and why it's important. We will also touch on some shearing day helpful hints and the Alpaca Owners Association (AOA) rules for showing and proper presentation of fleece. You will learn the steps in skirting a fleece. Then armed with this knowledge, we will dive into actually skirting fleece with hands-on guidance and feedback by Char. Workshop participants may bring one or two noodled fleeces to skirt.

Sunday • July 11 • Workshop

Education Building
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
30-minute break for lunch


Char Johnson

Skill Level


Skills Needed


Students Need to Bring
  • One or two noodled fleeces (please — no fleece dumped in a bag)
  • Skirting table (Easy transportable skirting table — two Rubbermaid TightMesh 6-ft x 20-in White Universal Wire pantry shelves cut in 3 foot lengths PLUS two 36-inch long 2x4's. We will lay these on top of a folding table.)
  • Two plastic 1-mil 30-gallon bags per fleece
  • Two to four plastic drawstring kitchen garbage bags
  • Scissors
  • 12 zip ties