Sheep & Wool Expo - Masibumbane Mission
Sheep & Wool Expo – Masibumbane Mission
May 11, 2019
Royal Show - Sheep & Goats
Sheep & Goat Section at the Royal Show 2019
May 12, 2019
Sheep & Wool Expo

The interactive SHEEP, GOAT AND WOOL EXPO has brand new exhibitors this year and are very pleased to welcome Wool Haven, Afrivet, VZ Leather, Seasons Gift shop, Masibumbane mission & The Mohair Stand.   This expo, which is situated next to the Sheep Section, promises to be a hive of activities once again! Highlights include daily sheep shearing demonstrations that will take place every hour on the hour.  The expo shows raw and retail products as well as the animals it is derived from.

Three new initiatives in the Expo this year are:

  • Crochet workshops on Friday 24 May and Monday 27 May.
  • ‘Running Thoughts’ – where members of the public and schools are invited to participate. A square of fabric, needles, fabric, glue, beads and other materials are provided and people make a block using their thoughts as inspiration. The fabric squares are then sewn together and the wall hangings are donated to worthy causes. .  This will be held on Tuesday, 28 May and Wednesday,29 May from 10h00 to 14h00.
  • Puppet making for the mentally challenged on Thursday 30 May.
  • Grootfontein Agricultural College will once again join us Monday 27May to Friday only with their Angora goats.

The Indigenous Veld Goat club, The Mulberry Tree coffee shop, The KZN Goat Agribusiness Project, Open Door Soft Shoes, Die Wolhuis, Agricultural Research Council, Colour Spun and Yarn Stash PMB will once again be back.

The arrangement of products on sale in the Expo will include wool slippers, knitting yarns, scarves, hand-knitted jerseys, gifts, toys, pillows, knee blankets, shawls, socks and much more!   We welcome back Karusaf, provider of free-range, Certified Karoo lamb, all the way from the Northern Cape,  will sell fresh cut and packed full and half lamb packs.

A group of agricultural innovators in KwaZulu-Natal have seen the potential in goats to boost food security, stimulate small entrepreneurs and is known as the KZN Goat Agribusiness Project.

Yarn Stash Pmb was established in 2013 and is owned by local independent dyer, Wendy Bloy, who specialises in dyeing small quantities of “one of a kind”, unrepeatable colourways.  The yarn bases are Merino, Mohair and Blue Faced Leicester and include double knitting, sock weight or “fingering” yarns and all are processed in South Africa.  Knitting needles, crochet hooks and stitch markers are also available.  Yarn Stash Pmb is an online business but it supports local events that highlight small enterprises in the natural fibre and handmade world.

The Agricultural Research Council will have an interactive display with livestock as well as some of the projects running at this institution. The Indigenous Veld Goat Club will once again represent the goat fraternity with outstanding goats and kids.

For more information regarding the Sheep, Goat and Wool Expo contact Marlize du Preez, Expo Coordinator on 082 4422 468.

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