Rare Breed Trek with Amy Ross Manko


Time: Saturday, October 1st 1p.m. - 4p.m.


Location: Dixon May Fairgrounds in Dixon, CA


Workshop Description: In this class we will compare, contrast, prep, and spin the fleece of heritage or rare breeds of sheep, learning both history and applications for today.


Experience Level: Intermediate level skills - Students must be able to spin a continuous thread.


Students Should Bring: basic fiber prep equipment including wheel, e-spinner, or spindle, hand cards, combs, flicker, etc.


Instructor will supply: Fleece or roving samples of each breed


Materials Fee: $25 included in workshop price


Workshop Pricing: This year’s workshop pricing is a flat rate for half-day or full-day workshops, with up to two low-income spaces per class*.

*To get the low-income student pricing of 25% off workshop cost (not including materials fee), use the code "306L" in the shopping cart. Please note: We will not disclose which students received low-inome pricing and all students will be treated equally by Lambtown Festival and our instructors.


Covid-19 Policy: Covid-19 vaccination is required for in-person workshops, which will be held indoors, and masks may be required depending on the situation at the time. Please upload your proof of vaccination now to save time on the day of your workshop.


Instructor Bio: Amy travels the country (and now the world) teaching, researching and writing about her favorite topic, Rare Breed Sheep! When she's not on the road, spreading the gospel of critically endangered livestock, she's managing her historic farm with her son Drew, raising 9 breeds of heritage and rare breed sheep, as well as cattle, draft horses, mini-donkeys and poultry. She is the owner of Ross Farm Mercantile Inc., her studio in Hudson, Ohio, and provides love and shelter to homeless fiber equipment in her small studio there.

Rare Breed Trek