Summer is here and the National Angora Club are attending three craft festivals, along with our Angora rabbits. Do come and see us to talk about the rabbits, and see what can be made from Angora fleece. All our wool is from our English Angora rabbits, cared for in Britain. We obtain the wool ethically by shearing. We give spindle spinning lessons on the stand, with no booking, fee or purchase needed. For those that don’t spin, we have Angora and wool blended yarn for sale.

The Cumbrian Wool Gathering, at the edge of the Lake District, is the first of our Craft Festivals. This is held at J36 Rural Auction Centre, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7FP. Tickets are sold IN ADVANCE, although if not sold out on line may be available on the door from midday.

There will be Angora fleece for spinning and felting, Angora/wool blended yarns and books about rabbits for sale, along with our drop spindles. You can see two Angora rabbits in travel hutches and attend informal spinning, carding and combing demonstrations. Just ask!

One week later we will be at Wool@J13 near Stafford, a smaller and particularly friendly craft festival. Here exhibitors get spoilt, being looked after by a dedicated team of volunteers! A lovely green site for street food, relaxation and (hopefully) sun, with marquees and gazebos full of all sorts of fibrey good things. For more information visit their website

The Summer Wool Festival in Bedford is our last Craft festival. More details will follow!

We hope to see you at one or more events. Don’t forget to come up and say hello, even if we look busy. We love talking about rabbits, whatever the breed!