Breeder in North eastern U.S.A? Join the class @VTGrandViewFarm in Vermont July 15th 2019 Register here: https://www.grandviewfarmvt.com/events/ Breeding for silvercurls - Gotland Sheep Selection & Evaluation Aim of class This 1-day class gives students basic knowledge about the common evaluation system for selection of Gotland sheep in their country of origin, Sweden. Participants will learn more about selection tools used to gain quality and uniformity in color, curls, wo
Back to beautiful Oregon! Visit this years Black Sheep Gathering and learn how to make small items and gifts in sheepskin. Hand-sewing in Sheepskin is the class for beginner´s. You will learn basic techniques and finish one own project in this 1-day workshop. Visit http://www.blacksheepgathering.org/ to register.
Join the 2-day workshop in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado and learn to make Scandinavian skinnfell - a traditional blanket made of sheepskin. You will learn about history, selection of sheepskin for hand-sewing and create your own skinnfell made of 2 sheepskins during this class. You will finish day 2 by decorating your skinnfell with wood block printing.. Visit http://www.estesparkeventscomplex.com/wool-market.html to register for this class.
Lexington - what a great place to be! Visit Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival in May and learn how to make small items and gifts in sheepskin. Hand-sewing in Sheepskin is the class for beginner´s. You will learn basic techniques and finish one own project in this 1-day workshop. Visit https://www.kentuckysheepandfiber.com/ to register!
Learn how to make small gifts using hand-sewing techniques and sheepskin! Join the class May 3rd at Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. The class venue is Turf Valley Resort and this class is held the Friday before the Festival. Visit https://sheepandwool.org/ to register.
Learn how to make small gifts using hand-sewing techniques and sheepskin! Join the class April 14th during Smoky Mountains Fiber Art Festival. Visit http://townsendartisanguild.net/fiber-arts.html to register.
Hand-sewing in Sheepskin - Classes 2019 Registration - visit the following websites April 14th Smoky Mountains Fiber Arts Festival http://townsendartisanguild.net/fiber-arts.html May 3rd Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival https://sheepandwool.org/ May 19th Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival https://www.kentuckysheepandfiber.com/ June 6-7th Estes Park Wool Market Scandinavian Skinnfell Class - 2 days June 29th Eugene, Oregon More info coming soon July 7th Black Sheep Gath
Happy Valentine's Day!
Red roses and a very rare fleece.
Do you know what colors a Gotland Sheep can have?
7 different shades of grey, ranging from white to black. Gotlands should be grey, and since white is the dominant color in sheep, you do not use the whites in most flocks, It would overthrow the silvergrey. Approved colors for Gotland sheep are:
Extra Light Grey
So, what if you want to have flock of white cu
Swea. 1 day & 4 months old. Kind of a rapid change and development from the "black, no curls" stage to a dark grey fleece with long lustrous locks. Happy for the uniform grey color of the lambs, growth gains and fleece quality. Will publish lamb stats on our website soon as well as preliminary EBV's.
Our Gotland lambs are raised on pasture together with their mothers to the age of 110 days. At this time we wean all of them at once. This is normally done after the phenotypic evaluation we do. Evaluation is done to measure quantitative/qualitative expressions of different traits. We check weight, body conformation, wool and compare and grade each lamb according to the breed standard.