It’s been busy and hot around here, but I’ve managed to get back to dyeing. Had some fun with some small put ups of Angora/Cormo pencil roving with a pot of dye that didn’t fully discharge after overdyeing. Hate to waste dye!
Autumn means time for shearing and breeding. The temperatures have cooled significantly for breeding, but still warm enough for shearing without taking excessive measures to keep rabbits warm at night.
Willa is a one year old doe with a massive coat and beautiful conformation. Today was shearing day for her as she was nearing her 90 day mark and was slowing down in eating. Being a nice warm day for November, it was a perfect day to shear.
Willa’s gorgeous coat weighed 485 g. (17 oz.) She has a date with Horatio later.
Spinning and Wine? What fun! Come join us June 6, 2015, Retlaff Winery, Livermore, California for Spinning at the Winery!
Vendors! Wine! Spinning! Knitting! Fiber! Potluck lunch! Good Friends! What’s not to like?
Late summer in Northern California and not a hint of those grey clouds. But this luscious grey roving will have to do until the real thing arrives.
Just in from the mill– German angora/fine Merino-Corriedale cross roving. The Merino/Corrie cross fleece is from our friends at Nebo Rock Ranch near Ukiah. A very lovely fleece hand picked for this project.
To get your hands on this yourself, visit our Shop.
Texturk Turkish Spindle by TwistedGrain
With Spring comes a new yarn to Bungalow Farm Angora! A lovely lace yarn that is 85% German angora and 15% Cormo wool. It is a 100% North American product.
This lace yarn is a single ply and shows details of lace extremely well. It is very durable , despite being a single, and knits easily with almost no shedding, pilling, or tangling. The samples below were knit straight from the cone and washed and blocked after knitting. Put up is either a 25 g. ball or coned for larger amounts.
Recommended needle size is US 1-3. Yardage is approximately 185 yards per 25 grams. Visit our SHOP to purchase.
After a long hot summer, it’s nice to see some cooler temps and Fall color! With the cooler temps, come chilly nights and cold feet! I’ve been dyeing up some of our new Angora Socks that will cure those popsicle toes.
These socks are not only warm and hard wearing, but they are machine washable! You can also throw them in the dryer, but laying flat to dry is best.
More colors coming. Stayed tuned! To order, please see the Shop Page.
Now that summer has officially ended, the Fall Fiber shows are almost upon us. While the tomato crop is still coming, the days are noticeably shorter and at least the last few days, cooler!
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Looking forward to a new event for me–Yarnival! Here are some new things we will have at the event:
Our Silver Blizzard made with Sue Reuser’s Cormo Wool was such a success, we decided to repeat the run with all white Cormo. This time, Jane Killpack’s Cormo was used and it is every bit as nice! This yarn, like all our Blizzard yarns is 85% German Angora combined this time with 15% Cormo Wool. North American grown and North American processed.
The Cormo adds some bounce and a lively hand while really enhancing the softness of the angora. This yarn is very special and we are pleased to offer it to you. It is available In the Shop.