The London Show October 2018

Mary Tomlin’s winning shawl

The National Angora Club products competitions are open to all members, whether they keep rabbits themselves or not. Whilst it is great to see members on the day handing in their entries, those who cannot travel to shows can send in their entries by post. 

A selection of the winning entries to the product competition on the National Angora Club Stand. The Angora felt banner was made by Joan Ward for the Club Stand.

The judge at the London Show was Christine Robinson, an accomplished spinner. She had a difficult choice on the day. The Best in Show was a beautiful white Angora lacy shawl by Mary Tomlin. A little White Angora rabbit knitted by Sally May was best in the Miscellaneous category, followed by a Cinnamon Angora toy cat knitted by Elizabeth Miles.

A sample square, a knitted Angora and silk beret, knitted toys , yarns, an Irish Crochet brooch and an unusual pom-pom wreath.

Members who have rabbits, but do not spin or felt, can enter clipped Angora fleece into the products competition. There are classes for both White and Coloured wool. Judges look at the colour, length, texture and presentation of the wool. Wool for the competition is layered in tissue paper and packed in tins or boxes. Large clear plastic Ferrero Rocher chocolate boxes are ideal, after the chocolates have, of course, been eaten!

Gold Spindle spun yarn and Smoke Wheel spun yarn, Irish crochet Angora and silk rose brooch and Angora and Merino gloves
Angora and silk beret by Mary Tomlin

The products competitions take place at the Bradford Show in Doncaster Show in January and the London Show in October every year.