A Peek into the Rabbit Hutch.....4:46 PM
We have been busy these past few weeks as our little herd of angoras were showing signs of molting and that meant it was time to harvest some fiber!
|One of Elaina's Holland Lops|
|Mr. Happy Jackals the day we brought him home|
|And right before a plucking session|
|Mr. Happy Jackals is a german and satin mix|
|Snow Flake our German Angora|
|Cinna Bun a satin angora|
|Here you can see where the fiber has been plucked|
|Freshly plucked locks lined up and ready for spinning|
|Ember sporting her new coat of fleece|
|Hand plucking Snow Flake|
|Asch my English Angora after a blowing session|
Since we have had the angoras I have been experimenting with their fiber. Spinning 100% angora and also making blends. It is an amazing fiber and a lot of fun to work with. If you are interested in hand spinning angora I highly recommend Angora A Hand Book for Spinners by Erica Lynne. It is out of print but I found mine used on Amazon.
If you are interested my son and I will be opening an Etsy shop very soon. We will be selling our fibers and other fiber related items. There will even be my hand spun blends. It is in the works and I will let you know when we are up and running. I want a shop that caters to the hand spinner and we are keeping that as our focus.
I hope you enjoyed peeking into our rabbit hutch. Which by the way will be growing soon as my son has developed a breeding plan and Mr. Happy Jackals will be a Daddy very soon!! We will keep you posted!!