This fibre is luxurious being whiter than any other natural fibre. Care of this fibre is an issue, as it is known to be the most effective fibre for felting and readily felts with little effort. Therefore, if it is not cared for correctly it may result in felted garments.
These fibres may be used directly or can be dyed using fibre reactive dyes before use. They can be used alone or blended with other fibres to create unique blends. Fibres can be used for spinning, weaving or needle felting.
Each unit listed is 100g.
Top/Roving Width: Approx 1 inch
Fibre length: Approx 50-60mm
(all measurements are approximate)
Please Note: Colours may vary slightly from batch to batch due to the nature of natural fibre. We have taken every step to represent the colours correctly, but we do recommend ordering a sample for clarity as colours can change depending on your screen settings.
Angora is considered to be a luxury fibre. The hair of the Angora rabbit is white or coloured, also long and soft, with the rabbits being kept commercially for their fur fibre. Again, the fibre consists of short fine hairs and long spiky hairs. However, in this case the long spiky hairs are considered to be an advantage and produce pleasing effects in yarns and other articles. With the longer hair having a little lustre and taking dye a little differently to the fine hair also adds to the effect. The hair is combed and clipped every three months and then graded. The clean, long, best grade commands the highest price. White fibre is considered to be the most desirable.
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