Posts categorised: Wool Products

Product competition entries 2021

Wow, what an amazing array of Angora wool products, thank you ever so much for everyone who entered it is fantastic to see such excellent craftsmanship and skill as well from our members. With 39 entries it is incredible to see such talent all together, so congratulations to you all. It is brilliant to see… Read more »

Angora product competition time

Any budding spinners, felters, weavers, artists or knitters who make anything using Angora wool fibres this is your chance to submit a photo of your Angora wool product or creation in our competition. It can be anything made out of at least 25% Angora wool, or in combination with Angora wool like a pair of… Read more »

The wool-bearing bunny

Buy the latest copy of Country Smallholding magazine to read an article by Lee Connor featuring Lesley Hordon and Richard Grindey-Banks, who are our National Angora Club Members. The three page article covers the role of Angora rabbits in wool production and exhibition. Care, housing, clipping and grooming are featured, along with advice on choosing… Read more »

Felting fun

For fun I have started felting and started to create some bunny rabbits and hares out of natural fibres including Angora wool. It is a fun process and the end results can create some characterful creatures. If you want to make your own and need natural wool products get in touch.

Bigwigs on the BBC

I got the email from Gayle at Countryfile in February 2015.  She explained that the programme was looking to do a feature on ‘Farm to Fashion’ to be put out around London fashion week and were interested in talking to me as a British producer of luxury yarn.  

The Products section

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… Read more »

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… Read more »