The Products section

Angora wool products

The Products section – by Patsy Hirstwood

Clipped wool

Products begin with Clipped wool, and the main thing to watch here is that one does not ‘double clip’, this simply means that one must not have any short hairs amongst the long wool, for this immediately puts the entry at a disadvantage no matter the quality or colour of the wool.

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A Time to Reflect

Sometime when you’re feeling important..
Sometime when your ego’s in bloom…
Sometime when you take it for granted…
That your the best one in the room….
Sometime when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole
Just follow these simple instructions
And see how they humble your soul.

Take a bucket and fill it with water
Put your hands in it up to your wrists
Is this the measure of how you’ll be missed
You may splash all you please when you enter
You may stir up the waters galore
But stop! And you’ll find in a minute
That it looks just the same as before!

The moral of this is quite simple
You must do the best that you can
Be proud of yourself, but remember
There is no indispensable Man!
(or woman!)

Elizabeth Miles

Mistywood Stud

Mistywood Stud is the angora stud of Judy Connolly.

Judy Connolly has been a member of the National Angora Club for many years, she is a breeder judge and at the height of her showing period mainly showed white and Chinchilla Angoras.  She is still breeding in a smaller way now, and can be seen at some of the stock shows and the London Show.

 

Help with your angoras


It’s easy to get the impression that all the people listed as breeders, exhibitors and owners have a shed full of show-groomed rabbits, with illness, mites and flies never daring to cross the threshold, but owners know that rapid problem-solving has to be the key to success.

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Angora rabbit wool toys

Angora wool can be used in many ways and one fun way is to make toys from it. You can felt the wool, knit it…..

 

Entering your wool for the product competition

The products section of the stock show is your opportunity to get the judges opinion for free and to see how your items compare with other producers. I have heard people say “I spin and teach others” or “I sell my produce – I don’t need to compete”, but the variety of design shown on the table could be a valuable source of inspiration.

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