The National Angora Club will be heading to Wool@j13. Spinning, carding and combing Angora wool demonstrations on our Stand. Free spindle spinning lessons! Hope to see some of you there. Date: 14th and 15th May Location: Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, Staffordshire, ST19 5RE Price: Tickets from £6.00 E-mail contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01785 330757 Mob: 07717… Read more »
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Visitors to Staffordshire’s Wool @ J13 festival on 18 & 19 May 2019 can expect heaps of wool and yarn-related fun this year – including challenges aimed at getting visitors to pick up some needles and give knitting a try.
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 »
Most Angora owners clip their rabbit with hairdressing scissors, with the rabbit sat quietly on their knee. Injuries are extremely rare. In Britain rabbits are never restrained and relax into the positions required for clipping. The clipping doesn’t hurt, and the rabbit is used to being groomed and handled from a very early age. It is… 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 »
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 »
The London Championship Show 2017 was held at The Livestock Hall, East of England Show ground, Peterborough, on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2017. This was a good show and well attended by many National Angora Club (NAC) breeders and members. The main show was judged by Phil Batey and the National Angora Club Stock Show by Geoff Boot. There… 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