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.
End of Summer Tomatoes
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!
On Saturday, September 28, Bungalow Farm Angora will be at Fiber Frolic in Chico. The following weekend, Lambtown in Dixon. Please come and support these fun events!
Hand Dyed Angora Socks
Hand Dyed Pencil Roving: Tomato
Hand Dyed Angora/Merino Pencil Roving “Baltic”
Pesto is back! Lovely Angora/Cormo Blend
Angora Pencil Roving: Greens
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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 New Angora Blizzard with Cormo Wool!
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.
New Blizzard with Cormo Wool drying on the racks
This isn’t yarn, batting, or fiber. But it’s a sign of Spring. Spring has been screaming at me for weeks and while it was here in Northern California, I was off in Ontario, Canada where it was still winter. When I got home, all that was left of the early blooms was my indoor Phalaenopsis, which while impressive, astonishing easy to grow.
Before I left, I managed to snap some photos of a few other delights blooming at the farm:
A Lovely Dogwood
A Tree Peony
And last but not least, the true harbinger of spring, a wonder pure German litter of seven:
For Angora Yarns and Fiber, I can be found at the following events in May:
Spinning at the Winery in Livermore, May 25, 2013
CNCH 2013, Squaw Valley, Tailgate May 31, 2013
Hope to see you there!
Angora Frost “Baltic”
Winter is really one of my favorite times of year. I love the shorter days and the cooler weather. The winter light with it’s benign brilliance.
A new color reflecting both the darkness and the brilliant light of winter.
Angora Blizzard “Baltic”
Blue Glass, Niagra on the Lake, Ontario
A little inspiration.
And a little splash of color to wipe away the blues. Perhaps something for Valentine’s Day?
Bungalow Farm Angora Frost “Ruby Slippers”
And nothing says Fall like a maple tree! With that in mind, humans can only try:
German Angora/Superfine Merino Batting “Persimmon”
Persimmon Angora Frost Yarn
And Winter is not far behind…
View of Fairchild Creek
And nothing says Winter, like Silver Blizzard!
Silver Blizzard Angora/Cormo Blend Yarn
Jane Having Fun in the Scribble Lace Workshop
Lambtown is October 6 and 7! You can still sign up for workshops. Leslie Samson will be teaching two fabulous workshops: Scribble Lace Scarves and Botanical Felt. If you haven’t taken a workshop with Leslie, here’s your chance! A knowledgable and fun artist and fiber arts teacher, she is coming all the way from Ontario, Canada to teach. Don’t miss a great opportunity.
Of course Bungalow Farm will be there as well with lots of new color ways of angora batting and yarns. Scribble Lace kits will also be available.
We hope to see you all there!
Finished Scribble Lace Scarf by Leslie Samson
Flora by Leslie Samson ©2012 Leslie Samson
Closeup of Flora © 2012 Leslie Samson
Cattleya Orchid © 2012 Leslie Samson
Scribble Lace Scarf now available as a kit ©2012 Bungalow Farm Angora
While we might not be updating this website as often, we have been busy here at Bungalow Farm. The fantastic Scribble Lace Scarf, shown here by Leslie Samson, is now available as kit. Easy to make yourself. Gorgeous, elegant and can be made in just a few hours. The kit includes the luxurious angora/merino blend pencil roving with silk for felting. You can purchase the kit in the Shop.
Scribble Lace Scarf Felting Kit
Angora/jPolwarth Silk Blend–
Also new is our Angora/Polwarth/ Silk batting. Easy to spin, soft and silky. Also available in the Shop.
We were lucky to get our hands on some unbelievable Polwarth from Australia. Top grade, the best of the best. It’s been hand dyed and blended with our Prime German Angora and expertly carded into batting. Two colors are available and when it’s gone, it’s gone. Available in the Shop.
Angora/Polwarth Blend: “Wild Mountain Thyme”
Angora/Polwarth Blend: “French Clay”
Bungalow Farm Silver Blizzard
The Silver Blizzard is now in stock! This yarn was created for the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the International Association of German Angora Rabbit Breeders (IAGARB). This is a scrumptious blend of 85% BLACK German angora and 15% Cormo from Cormo Sheep and Wool Farm, Sue Reuser’s fabulous award winning Cormo flock here in Northern California. Great care was taken to choose just the right black tone fleeces to match our black German angora. It had to be a cool black so as not to appear brown or taupe when blended with our angora. Sue had just the right fleeces and the yarn is stunning.
The yarn is wonderful to knit. Soft and springy. Great for almost anything. Leave it silver gray or overdye it! Either way, it’s gorgeous.
Each 2 oz. skein is about 220 yards. To order, go to the In the Shop page.