What is Angora? ๐Ÿฐ – Yarn University #5


Finer than cashmere, lighter than wool,
and comes from an adorable bunny Today we’re talking about angora Angora comes from the fur of an angora
rabbit like this guy Don’t get that mixed up with Angora goats their fur is called mohair Angora rabbits have origins in Turkey
but we’re very popular with 18th century French Royals who kept them as pets There are different breeds
of Angora rabbits but the main four are English, French, Giant, and Satin angora
fleece is removed by combing molting Angora fleece is removed by combing molting hares away or sheering like a sheep these fluffy bunnies produce wool that is finer than cashmere and because the fiber itself has a hollow core it’s very light; it’s super warm too! Angora is known for its characteristic halo that gives it that fuzzy look You’ll often find angora spun with wool or acrylic to give it a little more elasticity and strength and because rabbits are small
and relatively easy to care for you can keep
an angora rapid of your own at home Have you worked with angora yarn before?
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