The Billings Outpost

Wool Growers educate

The Montana Wool Growers Association has been a longtime exhibitor of the MATE Show. The purpose of their booth is to talk to show attendees about the work and purpose of the organization as well as raise money for their college scholarships through the sale of raffle tickets for items like a gun, artwork, and jewelry. 

This year, the Montana Wool Growers will again be providing a different spin to their booth.  In a new expanded booth that will be located in the Montana Pavilion, you can stop by their booth and watch demonstrations on spinning wool.  While the demonstrations will feature the old fashion wool spinning wheels, the concept is still the same for wool being spun into yarn.  For those interested, you can even try your hand it spinning wool. 

But the products being displayed in the booth doesn’t stop at just wool spinning.  Exhibitors are invited to learn about the entire process of wool from sheep to fabric as well as products like lanolin that is a byproduct of the wool after being harvest from the sheep each year.

While the Montana Woolgrowers Association booth will not be ‘wild’ it will be ‘wooly’, offering a variety of demonstrations and educational components about wool.

  This year you can find the Montana Woolgrowers in the Montana Pavilion in booth #26.

 

 

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