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Ready for another Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em (SE2SE) Fiber Challenge? Need a BODACIOUS BAG to add to your spring ensemble? Already know the basics of knitting, crochet, weaving or felting?


All bags qualify for this Challenge! You pick the SE2SE breed(s), style, size, and pattern. Make anything from a beach bag, tote, bucket, crossbody, market, messenger, satchel, barrel, saddle, hobo, envelope, clutch, fold-over, phone, wristlet, coin or treasure pouch with any of the 24 breeds on our Conservation Priority List. Single or combined breed projects are allowed and minor non-wool embellishments are welcome.

Margaret Radcliffe ( will lead this challenge on ZOOM and Facebook Live for three consecutive Tuesdays, at 3:00 PM Eastern.

Dates and Topics

  • Week 1, Tuesday, June 7, 2022 – Getting Started with Fiber Selection, Bag Style, and Pick-a-Pattern or Design Your Own
  • Week 2, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 – Detailing Your Bag with Stitches, Straps, and Closures
  • Week 3, Tuesday, June 21, 2022 – Finishing, Felting, and Fulling Your Bag, Q & A, Project Showcase

During these live chats Margaret will cover the basics of making a BODACIOUS BAG with rare wool. For this challenge any fiber construction method is welcome, however Margaret’s expertise is in knitting and fulling, so she may not be able to answer questions about other construction techniques. Bring your questions, your knowledge, and let’s help each other!

Can’t make the live chat? No worries. All videos will be recorded and archived in both the Facebook group and YouTube for later viewing. If you can’t make the live chat, you may submit your questions for Margaret 48 hours prior to each class.

Challenge Requirements

  1. Your BODACIOUS BAG must be constructed of 100% rare wool from one or more breeds on The Livestock Conservancy’s Conservation Priority List (CPL). Any embellishments may not constitute more than 10% of the total project. Embellishments may include handles, straps, zippers, buckles, buttons, magnets, tassels, etc.
  2. Your fiber must be purchased from an official SE2SE Fiber Provider listed in the online Breeders and Products Directory.

Further challenge details will be provided in a confirmation email sent upon your enrollment.

Photo of bags for challenge courtesy of Margaret Radcliffe.