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.
Source: Historic archives of NAC Yearbooks
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.
Source: Historic archives of the NAC yearbooks
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…..
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.
Source: NAC Year book front cover from 2006
Source: Historic archives of NAC yearbooks
Source: Historic Archives of NAC Yearbooks
Source: Historical archives of NAC Yearbooks