The Kentucky Alpaca Association Announces 11th Annual Kentucky Classic Alpaca Show
Alpaca owners parade their best animals before certified judges, and a concurrent Fiber Festival offers educational classes and demonstrations on the uses of alpaca fleece
FRANKFORT, Ky., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kentucky Alpaca Association presents the 11th annual Kentucky Classic Alpaca show October 20-21st in Lakeside Arena. Alpaca owners show their best animals in front of nationally certified judges. A Fiber Festival will be running concurrently offering educational classes and knitting, crocheting, triloom weaving and wet-felting demonstrations. Roo Kline is teaching her well-known "How to Train Your Fiber" class. Tim Lavan, nationally certified judge, places the alpacas based on fleece characteristics and physical conformation. The public is invited to sign-up Saturday morning at the show for classes and the evening activities. Some events have a nominal fee.
Since 1993, Tim has been involved in the alpaca livestock business. He is an Alpaca Owner and Breeder Association (AOBA) certified judge and Judge Trainer who has judged over 30 shows and evaluated thousands of alpacas in and outside the USA. Tim has written articles for Alpacas Magazine and has given lectures for numerous camelid organizations. A graphic artist by trade, Roo Kline became involved with alpacas in 2006 and shortly afterwards, the "Moonwood Farm" fiber studio was launched. Moonwood Farm soon gathered a loyal following of spinners and fellow fiber artists who fell in love with the luxuriously handcrafted spinning fibers and supplies that were offered through the Internet and at fiber festivals, in particular Roo's signature "Moonbeams" line. Roo has been teaching her personal techniques and style to students, especially those who love and/or raise alpacas. She teaches at Magical Farms, fiber festivals, local yarn shops, the Royal Alpaca Challenge, and has been featured on several episodes of "The Knit Girllls" videocast.
Alpacas primarily eat grass and their soft feet aren't destructive to the ground so alpaca farms are environmentally friendly farms. They produce a luxurious fiber that is stronger, warmer and lighter than wool. Their magnificent fleece comes in over 20 colors and can be spun, dyed and woven creating high-end fashion wear as well as more common items. There are over 300,000 registered alpacas in the US today. For more information visit kentuckyalpacaassociation.org and http://alpacafibersolutions.com/Events/KentuckyClassic2012.html and friend us on Facebook by visiting the Kentucky Classic Alpaca show.
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SOURCE The Kentucky Alpaca Association