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Donna Rudd

Alpaca Judge Donna Rudd

Donna Rudd has been a Spin Off judge for Suri Network for the past four years as well as for other U.S. and Canadian alpaca organizations.  She is completing her Master Spinners Certificate Program from Olds College in 2012 and is also a Certified Camelid Fiber Sorter/Grader, Certified Wool and Mohair judge and Alberta Approved Fine Arts Judge with extensive experience in all fields.

Rudd has had extensive experience in the livestock industry since a early age in 4-H showing and judging until recent years when she sold her purebred cattle herd and more recently her Suri alpaca and llama fiber herd and retired to a small town in Central Alberta.  She worked for the Suri Llama Association as a Suri llama Inspector (classifier) before volunteering on the Suri Network Product Development Committee where she authored the 'Understanding Suri Fiber Seminar' and 'Suri Fiber Harvesting Code of Practice for Suri Network.  She continues to teach Suri spinning, weaving, felting, and sorting classes internationally to the alpaca and fiber arts community.