International Back to Back Wool Challenge
Guinness World Record Attempt
The event again took place at Pension Groenewoud, Swalmen. The venue can be seen in the 2012 photographs.
The sheep are Swifters belonging to farmer Ton Dings. 12 sheep were brought to the venue. Albert (Shearer) and Elske (Juror) chose the best for the record attempt. Several other sheep were also shorn later on the day.
The team were photographed, with last year’s sweater and trophy, in front of sponsors’ banners. The sponsors were:
Ready to Begin
The weather was cold. This slows down the spinning so it was decided the event should be indoors.
This was better for the spinners and knitters but rather dark to get clear photographs.
Guinness World Record attempt and Back to Back Challenge
The chosen sheep was number 52.
A few other sheep were shorn later, using electric shears. There wasn’t enough time to shear them all as Albert spent much of the day preparing the fleece for the spinners.