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
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.


Yellow Jacket Ridge Angoras said...

Those goats are huge!!!! The bunnies are too cute....hhmmmmm maybe we should raise bunnies too!

I worked today. You had all the fun!

Take care.......I've got two weeks of laundry and cleaning waiting for me tomorrow.

phylliso said...

I thought the goats were exceptially huge too,mine are 3 & aren`t that big.phylliso

Aleta said...

At the local fall festival a few years ago, a woman had angora rabbits and she was just cutting their hair out and spinning it right there on the spot. I was surprised at that. The rabbits didn't mind at all. It was nice. She gave me her phone number if I wanted to learn to spin the angora hair she'd teach me but I never followed up. I'd have to get some of my own and I'm not prepared for that.
Nice pictures! That mushroom dye is awesome!