My friend gave me about 4 oz of grey English Angora fiber to spin that she had been saving from her rabbits. She doesn’t spin, but is an avid knitter, so she was looking forward to knitting with her own fiber.
I hackled the fiber to sort out all the short bits, neps, and hay, and was left with about 1.7 oz of prime fiber. She asked for pink in the batts, so I used 2 different shades of pink Tussah silk, and dyed some merino/silk blend top to layer in the batts.
I spun and 2-plied the batts into about 180 yards.Although I love the softness, I don’t care for Angora’s tendency to bloom and shed, so I spun the singles with a very high twist so that the loose ends have a harder time escaping the yarn.
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6 thoughts on “Heathered Pink Angora Yarn”
Turned out beautifully, Rebekah! I’m sure your friend was a happy camper!
So beautiful! What do you use to blend the fibres together?
Thank you! I used my standard Brother drum carder with a brush attachment to make the batts.
You make beautiful yarn!
Friend, I just found your site and I am thrilled. Your work is beautiful and I love the way you have described your journey! I am a mental health therapist and have recently purchased bunnies for therapy for my patients. My patients are deaf and deaf blind….holding and brushing the bunnies brings them comfort and peace. 🙂 I have 3 English Angoras and 1 French Angora. I have a basket of angora fur, but have no idea what to do with it. I would love to teach my patients how to dye and spin the wool, but I don’t know where to begin. I don’t even understand the terminology yet! ( I think it is supposed to be carded, but I don’t know what to purchase or how to begin). I would love it if you would send me a few tips on how to get started. Thank you!! Terry