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Other sheep pictures appear in the "Working" section. In the photos below, I will describe how a friend was being shown the way to hand shear.

 

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Starting from the neck, start clipping away down one side to the rear leg, stopping half way from the backbone. Then, clip the other side from the neck in the same manner. When you meet the backbone, the fleece should come away in one piece.

 
   

 

 
 

As pictured above, but clipping down left hand side.

 
   

 

 
 

This shows just before the entire fleece and sheep part company.

 
   

 

 
 

Pupil taking note.

 
   

 

 
 

Pupil clipping under instructions.

 
   

 

 
 

Second pupil under instructions with Dewi looking on.

 
   

 

 
 

Ever watchful Dewi.

 

 

 
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