Congratulations to everyone who entered, and the overall winner was Sally May with the most votes for her felted Angora bunny. However, as we had so many fabulous entries we decided to make a few other awards.
The most delightful product was won by Sian Toon with her felted Angora bunny and a prize will be sent to her shortly.
Mary Tomlin’s Angora wool Poncho won an award for the wow factor and a prize will be sent to her shortly as well.
Lesley Hordon won an award for amazing craftsmanship with her two shawls and a prize will be sent to her shortly as well.
Congratulations Sue Borrett for these two stunning entries and you win an award for stunning design and execution using Handspun 50% Merino 50% Angora and hand knitted to your own original pattern. A prize will be sent in the post to her.
A final award for Jess Doherty for the greatest endeavour for her hand knitted cardigan and a prize will be sent in the post. She finished spinning and knitting this blended English Angora cardigan with mixed Skyrack angora fibres (99% skyrack and 1% from an tiny stash of EA fibre from 10 years ago). The cardigan is made of approximately 70% EA and 30% merino (14.5 micron). The dyed antarsia is composed of 100% 2ply EA that Lesley sent her (white) that she hand dyed with Colourcraft dyes uk. She can’t remember where she got the buttons but they are tinted shell (MoP). She hand carded the blend into punis and applied a supported long draw technique resulting in a 2 ply 14-16 Wpi. She used 3.75mm circulars in a modified April cardigan PetiteKnits (Ravelry). She has been wearing it for two days and there is no apparent felting in sensitive areas so she’s very happy.
Thank you again everyone for entering, you are all amazing and have produced some fantastic angora products and put so much effort into the hand knitted garments as well as processing the angora wool to a useable form, we look forward to seeing some of your future angora products going forward.