Angora wool makes a useful natural fibre to make items of clothing from and one I used recently to make some angora wool hats for a product competition. They are soft,warm and great to wear on a cold day.The Felt hat below was made by Joan Ward, from angora wool and silk.
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Angora rabbit wool is…..and can be made into a range of products including toys, hats, gloves, insoles, booties, shawls, scarfs and so much more, below is a selection of products I have used angora wool in.
Needle Felting (Art therapy with my Angoras) by Rachel Dunscombe I have been keeping rabbits since I was 7 years old (first rabbit was and English lop/cross called Loppy) I met my first angora rabbit a few years later, when the mother of my best friend bought a smoke (Blossom) so she could spin and… Read more »
Introduction This article was written many years ago by Mrs Pratley, a former President of the National Angora Club. For present day Angora keepers, some things have changed. Wool is stored in self seal heavy duty freezer bags rather than newspaper, tins and boxes, and the rabbit is often clipped sitting on the owner’s knee…. Read more »
When your show rabbit has finished being shown, its wool can be used to enter the products competitions held by the National Angora Club at London and Bradford shows. You can pluck some ripe wool from the back of the rabbit in stages you only need 7gms (1/4ozs).
Clipping a angora rabbits should be done approximately once every 3 months to ensure they remain healthy. Once you have all the necessary equipment ready put the rabbit on your knees and brush any debris out of the coat. I usually clip the top coat first. Have your bag ready to put the wool in. Start… Read more »
Is there anything that Angora wool can’t be used for? It was a delight to see some recipients had framed their 1992 Christmas cards made from Angora wool and pulp. I thought you might like to have a go, so here is the method.
The wool grows approximately 1″ a month and is harvested four times a year by clipping every thee months, or plucking when the wool is ripe and ready to come away. The exhibition angora needs to be given skillful grooming to make it ready to be shown.
Angora rabbits make excellent pets for spinners. One Angora rabbit can produce as much as 400g of wool per year and as it is spun fine and at high twist, a little Angora goes a long way. An exhibition Angora rabbit will be excellent for wool, but breeders will often let a rabbit with a… Read more »