What a great number of entries into the product competition at the Bradford Championship Show this January held in Doncaster. So many varied items made from natural fibres and Angora wool products.
Posts categorised: Wool Products
The quality of the English Angora wool is second to none. It is silky and soft and has excellent texture and sheen. As the babies grow you should be able to see crinkles (crimp) in the shaft of the wool. The English Angora has the finest wool of the Angora breeds. It is very clean… Read more »
As well as supporting the exhibition of the Angora rabbit, the National Angora Club (NAC) also supports those who produce yarn, felt and garments from wool which has been harvested in an ethical and animal friendly way. For details of our Product Shows, please see further posts in the wool festivals, wool products or rabbit shows category. For more information on Products Shows, contact our Products secretary… Read more »
The Angora Club Products Competition is open to all members. It is not necessary to keep an Angora rabbit to enter yarn, a felted product, garment or accessory, as Angora wool can be obtained from the Club or from another member. Products hand-made from the wool from English, French, German or Satin Angoras and from… Read more »
Angora rabbit wool is very versatile and can be used to make many interesting woollen products. This is rather an unusual example of the use of Angora wool- a superb tea cosy. It keeps the teapot warm for ages! For other Angora wool products visit the wool products category.
Preparing Angora for spinning – by Mary Tomlin When my Angora wool is delivered to me (I don’t have any rabbits now), it is greatly depressed into a plastic bag, all the air has been squeezed out. So, the first thing is to get the air back into the wool again. I tease the angora… Read more »
Luxury Angora yarn, spun from a blend of Bigwigs finest Angora rabbit fibre and a range of supersoft wools Here at Bigwigs Angora in the Yorkshire Dales, I keep the Continental type Angora (with French and German breeding) and harvest the fibre by hand clipping with scissors every 16 -18 weeks. Living on a farm,… Read more »
Congratulations to Mary Tomlin who won the Angora rabbit wool product competition at the London Show this year. Her shawl made from angora rabbit wool was superb and hopefully it will encourage potential spinners, knitters and felters to enter future shows with their angora rabbit wool products. Mary has been spinning and knitting angora wool… Read more »
The current list of Products Competition Judges is: Mrs L Taylor Mrs S Fisher Ms R Staples Mrs J Leighton Mrs C Hamilton Mrs V Symmonds Dr L Hordon Mrs P Cornforth Mrs Sally May Mrs A Gibson
The Angora Stand is always at the two main Rabbit Shows. The London, 8th/9th October this year, is held at the East of England showground, Peterborough, http://thelondonshow.org/, and the Bradford is held at Doncaster 20/21st January 2018 and for more details visit www.thesmallanimalshow.co.uk.