From shop YarnlandUK. A-grade Angora wool can range from 12-16 microns in diameter making it finer than cashmere, which is 14microns in diameter. 45 sold. Click & Collect. 10:01 . This is the obvious use of wool. Angora rabbit wool will also fetch a higher price than the wool from many other fiber animals. The wool is often blended with stronger, more elastic fibers in the production of garments. 50 angora wool 44 mohair 41 sweater 38 scarf 23 turtleneck 22 fluffydoll misstriss 16 blindfold fetish 4 fashion fur jumper fluffy style petra 3 clothes cardigan felt winter pantyhose hat sheepskin this emu skirt vintage fedora mans american first 1950s wellies 1940s alpaca horns boots sweaterdress silk goat. TEHETE 100% Angora Wool 2-Ply Soft Luxurious Fuzzy Chunky Crochet Knitting Yarn (Pink),832. Read about the history and harvest of using this wool. Mohair, a fabric made from the wool of the Angora Goat. Most lovely things have a higher moral price tag than we like to admit. Offering several grades of Angora tells your buyers that you’ve given extra effort to sort out the best product for those who want it, while still having less expensive options available to market your less desirable crop. Wool and hair in garments is something we humans have used since at least 6000BCE, when ancient Iranians began to domesticate wool sheep, to keep our bodies warm. The use of natural fibers (such as the wools discussed in this article,) is an environmentally-friendly way of insulating homes and cool-boxes. From an angora sweater to mittens, knitters prefer working with angora wool because it adds a beautiful effect with its fluffy halo. Average body weight of the Satin Angora rabbit is between 3.0 and 4.5 kg. It is very soft and slippery, therefore beginners find it difficult to spin 100% angora. They have a coarse guard hair that extends past the undercoat, and a thick, crimpled underwool coat. However, for the purposes of this article, angora will refer only to the rabbit-sourced fiber. The fur is highly prized for its softness, warmth, and strength. In the Americas, it didn't touch the popular imagination until the 20th century, when small cottage breeders began raising Angora rabbits and spinning their fiber. To simplify things, we have compiled a collection of Angora wool sweater care tips to help you easily get maximum wear out of your beautiful clothing. Mohair is a soft wool that comes from the hair of the Angora goat. Premium angora fiber is over 6cm, free of debris or tangles. Because of this reason it is usually blended with other fibers such as wool to improve its performance both in processing and fabric wearability. The Aussies have been doing this for years. Get it as soon as Sat, Dec 5. £4.00 postage . Papatya Angora Wool Yarn Cake, 200 gr, 1100m, Self Striping DK Yarn Cake, Multi Colored Crochet Knitting Yarn Cake YarnlandUK. “You shear [German Angoras] four times a year,” Robin Ford, co-owner of Growing a Rabbit Tree rabbitry in Newcastle, Maine. French angoras have two coats of hair. Click & Collect. Wool, on the other hand, is very elastic because of its crimp and molecular structure. Now we’re taking a lead from our mates down under by producing duvets made from wool. Wool from Merino sheep, Angora rabbits, alpacas, camels and goats all produce fine wool that is excellent for clothing. $14.99 $ 14. It is often blended with other wools to add softness to jumpers, scarves and all things warm and wintry. Blending angora with wool helps make spinning easier and helps to hold the angora in the yarn structure. You want to use wool that is fine with a higher crimp. International Year of Natural Fibres, a year promoting natural fibres, as observed by the United Nations in 2009. In this study, general knowledge on the yarn and fabric production from angora rabbit fiber and its end-uses is given. This fiber is taken from the back and upper sides of the rabbit. Given that, you might as well put the fiber to good use. Angora wool can also be dyed a multitude of colors though it come in a beautiful array of natural colors.