Saturday, June 14, 2008
The Mannings Handspinning annual open house
We went to the Mannings open house today.We got to see a little of everything.John Frett from Pinxterbloom Farm was there with 2 of his 3 year old angora goats & 2 babies.I remarked on how large his angoras were,the horns were really large.He said wethered angoras don`t get big horns usually.He called his all white,but they looked brown to me,the babies were pure white,so soft!!!I took alot of pics.
They also had angora rabbits,2 white ones & one gray.She sheared her rabbit while we were there,she used a pair of sissorces-can`t spell-& started at the rabbits back & basically cut it off.Those ladies were from Ewes-ful Fiber Arts,home of german angora rabbits.www.prismportal.com/fiberarts
Someone sheared a sheep too,there were lots of things going on.I got to stare at people spinning ,trying to will it all in my mind.I bought 3 books,1 looks really easy to learn from,it`s called Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning by Judith MacKenzie McCuin.