Saturday, February 5, 2011
Free Angora! (Paying it Forward)
I was very fortunate to have a friend give me some fiber from his well loved bunnies, but unfortunately I appear to be allergic. (Sneezing and itchy.) The only fiber I've found I am allergic to in fact. Sad :(
Either way I'd love if this 9.4oz of soft grey/white angora would go to a good home that will make use of it, because it's just sitting here going to waste.
I don't mind what you do with it, and if you love it I'll be more than willing to point you towards my friend Jamie for more. I'd have to check if he's selling first.
The only caveat is that you'd need to card and pick through it yourself. It's raw, unwashed and has lumps, bumps, matts and tangles. It would be great for blending, keep the bumps for added texture and you could spin some great rustic super soft yarns.
So here are the specifics:
I'll pay the shipping within the US and Canada, I may ask a tiny amount if it was super expensive to ship internationally elsewhere.
-9.4ish oz of raw soft grey/white angora. No give backs or complaints. It's free!
-I don't know much about angora, but I have some great people I can direct you to if you have any questions. I've been told on numerous occasions not to wash it before spinning, which is why it was kept dirty. I'm not sure how accurate that is. I do know that angora looks great dyed up.
-You can do almost anything you want with it, yarn, felting, swath yourself in a bunny lined parka. It's all good. I'd love to see photos though (but not a requirement). I can't stop you from reselling it, but I'd prefer if you didn't just put your name in to resell the fiber. I'd really like for it to go to a home that adores angora, or is new to it and wants to give this a shot. Feel free to sell your yarn/dyeing etc. from it though!
-100% random. I'll just pick a name from a hat.
Just comment showing your interest and I'll draw a name on Friday, February 11th.