Posts Tagged: spinning

Angora rabbit wool products

Angora rabbit wool fibre is a fantastic natural product and can be used in many ways to make fabulous wool garments. It is the by product of keeping Angora rabbits as they require clipping frequently for their welfare. Some of our members are so talented in their spinning, knitting and felting that it is incredible… Read more »

Wool@j13 in 2022

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: hello@wool-j13.uk Tel: 01785 330757 Mob: 07717… Read more »

Summer Wool Festival 30th & 31st July 2022

Another Craft Festival for the National Angora Club! This one is a weekend show on the 30th and 31st July at Redborne School, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, MK45 2NU. Check out the Summer Wool Festival website for more details. Hope to see some of you there.

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 »

Buying an Angora rabbit for wool

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 »

Products at Bradford Show 2018

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.

Preparing Angora for spinning

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 »

Soft and silky

Article on the English Angora rabbit in LandScape magazine in Jan/Feb 2015 and extracts posted here with kind permission of LandScape magazine. NB: This article featured in LandScape magazine in Jan/Feb 2015 issue and is posted here with kind permission of LandScape who retains all copyright to the images and information within the feature.