Products Show to be held at the London Champs on Saturday 9th October. Entries to Sandra Orr by post or bring them on the day but ring Sandra the week before so she can organise the paperwork and show. Sandra is our products secretary and her address and phone number are in your yearbooks or… Read more »
Posts categorised: Wool Products
If you are interested in starting to learn to spin then you can buy drop spindles from Lesley of the National Angora Club by e-mailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She has two types of wooden bottom whorl spindles for sale, a large and small version. Large spindle The large spindle is a 2.5 inch whorl, 9.75… Read more »
Although the coloured wool is of no interest to the commercial spinning mills, it has always been highly prized by hand spinners for its subtle delicate shading and soft colours. Angora rabbit wool is estimated to be many times warmer than sheep wool. At present commercial angora wool production in this country is not an… Read more »
The National Angora Club sells Angora rabbit wool which comes from their members Angora rabbits on a regular basis when they are ethically clipped every 3 months causing no harm to the rabbit in any way. So if you would like to buy some for either spinning or felting work contact Lesley by e-mail at… Read more »
With such a large proportion of our members intending or already engaged in the making of angora knitwear, a little advice on the subject may prove useful. Some, indeed, are already well experienced hand spinners of sheeps wool and are exploring the possibilities of angora. As with any handicraft, preparation is of premier importance. To… Read more »
I think it safe to say that most people when they think of spinning think of little woolly jumpers running round a field! In my case it was little woolly bunnies, because I decided to keep the rabbits for exhibition first and then discovered the craft of spinning. One rabbit actually takes up a very… Read more »
If you like to get creative, here is something one of our talented National Angora Club members, Christine Hamilton made recently, a pair of baby booties out of Angora wool. Below are a selection of others she has also made.
I was thrilled to get the Wow factor in the virtual Products show and this actually confirms the reaction of people whenever I wear the poncho outside. I’m asked “where did you get it” and when told I made it and the history of the making I’m asked “can you make me one?” Well this item… Read more »
I have to admit my passion for angoras came from a desire to spin and knit my own fibre. Having a German husband and being drawn to the extra yield/size of the German Angora compared to the English Angora lead me on a quest to acquire some of these more rare and majestic bunnies. My… Read more »
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.