Exceptionally warm, fluffy, and soft as can be, this beautiful silver grey angora fiber is from our French Angora rabbit named Simon. Angora fiber can be spun alone for a 100% angora yarn, though it has very little elasticity, or blended with other fibers to add warmth and a soft halo to your yarn.
This fiber was hand harvested during bunny grooming sessions on my lap while getting treats and lots of love. It is raw, not washed or processed, and most but not all of the vegetable matter has been picked out. It is best to wash the fiber after it has been spun, rather than before, to prevent felting of the fiber. The same is true if you plan to dye angora.
Simon gets brushed regularly to keep his fiber clean and to prevent matting. He has a great life living in our bunny shed on our alpaca farm in Mansfield, Ohio, with Mrs. Fitz and the little buns. He has been a father to many kits (babies). They are all very friendly and get lots of attention from our grandchildren and visitors to our farm. They love their treats ... carrots, apples, mint, clover, and dandelions. Angora rabbits are sweet mellow rabbits and have been a wonderful addition to our farm!
Angora Rabbits grow and naturally release their fibers every 3-4 months, a process called moulting. Keeping them well groomed is an important part of their health care regimen. Angora fiber halos beautifully and is known to be one of the most luxurious, softest, and warmest fibers in the world
This listing is for one ounce of angora fiber.
The Angora rabbit is said to have originated in Ankara (historically known as Angora), in present-day Turkey, and is known to have been brought to France in 1723. The Angora rabbit became a popular pet of the French royalty in the mid-18th century, and Angoras spread to other parts of Europe by the end of that century.