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 Wool - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wool is the fibre derived from the fur of animals of the of the Caprinae family, principally sheep and goats, but the hair of certain species of other mammals such as alpacas and rabbits may also be called wool.
The quality of fleece is determined by a technique known as wool classing, whereby a qualified woolclasser tries to group wools of similar gradings together to maximise the return for the farmer or sheep owner.
The recycled wool may be mixed with raw wool, wool noil, or another fibre such as cotton to increase the average fibre length.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wool   (1825 words)

 Learn more about Wool in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Wool is the fiber derived from the hair of domesticated animals, usually sheep.
Wool is processed into clothing, carpeting, felt, and padding.
As the raw material has been readily available since the widespread domestication of sheep and similar animals, the use of wool for clothing and other fabrics dates back to some of the earliest civilizations.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /w/wo/wool.html   (405 words)

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Each breed is different in wool texture, in looks, some are similar in body type, and all are the same when it comes to producing soft, wonderful angora wool.
The feet, ears and face should be covered with wool, Giant Angoras vary greatly with the amount of wool they show on the face and ears, but have to have SOME furnishings and ear tassles to be shown as Giants.
The Wool is special in that it has 4 different hairs and grows in a double undercoat and Giant Angoras generally do not molt but once a year and are generally clipped with scissors for that reason.
www.angiesangoras.com /page1.html   (633 words)

 Wool - from Sheep, Llama, Alpaca, Angora Goat, Kasmir Goat, Camel
Wool is the only fiber with such serration’s which make it possible for the fibers to cling together and produce felt.
Wool is also dirt resistant, flame resistant, and, in many weaves, resists wear and tearing.
Mohair is from the angora goat and is highly resilient and strong.
www.fabrics.net /wool.asp   (1155 words)

 Spinning Angora Fiber
English Angora is the silkiest of the Angoras.
Giant Angora is similar in quality and guard hair to the French Angora (I am not familiar with the harvesting practices of Giant Angora fiber).
Angora is fairly fragile and shouldn't be run through the carder again and again.
www.tanagersongfarm.com /fiber_arts/spinning_angora.html   (1289 words)

Angora Rabbits are harvested on a regular shedule, at the time of moulting / shedding of the wool.
Angora wool is available in white and many natural colors, and it can be dyed into any color with chemical Acid dyes or natural dyes.
Angora wool is not very hard to spin and when harvested and spun correctly, the yarn will not shed.
www.angelfire.com /ga3/angora/wool.html   (1493 words)

 Angora wool - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Angora wool refers to the prized premium wool or fabric produced from the Angora rabbit.
It is exclusive from Mohair which comes from the Angora goat.
This page was last modified 17:39, 17 May 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Angora_wool   (58 words)

 Orkney Angora - About the Angora Wool that we use
Be assured that as the wool is shorn from the rabbits (like sheep) there is no hardship to the rabbits and no rabbits die in the production of angora wool.
Angora wool is the lightest natural fibre known.
(Angora goats produce mohair.) The angora wool fibres measure 10-13 microns whilst the highest quality lambswool is 18 micron - very fine and an excellent fibre to blend with the angora.
www.orkneyangora.co.uk /wool.html   (308 words)

 Angora Yarn, Orkney Angora
Because the angora rabbit has been specially bred for its long fur for many centuries (were bred by the French nobility), they would not survive for long in the wild.
It is German angora with a light and natural silky texture, unbrushed, millspun, hand-dyed and available in 35 solid colours and in 2 yarn weights: 4 ply (sport weight) and double knit.
Garments made of 100% Angora should be carefully hand washed in lukewarm water using soap powder, mild soap, baby shampoo or wool wash, gentle squeezed.
www.imrsheep.com /angora.html   (970 words)

 angora rabbit, angora wool, angora yarn, angora fibber handspun
Unlike commercial angora we use only plucked angora which ensures that the length of the angora fiber is significant enough to stay part of the yarn and not shed.
Angora wool is so soft, so fine, and seven times warmer than sheep's wool.
Clothing articles made from Angora Wool are very durable and may be easily washed by hand in warm water with a mild soap and air dried.
angora.cl /angora.htm   (791 words)

 Olympus Microscopy Resource Center: Polarized Light Microscopy Gallery - Angora Rabbit Wool
Angora rabbits are sometimes said to have originated in the Ankara region of Turkey, but little evidence supports this claim.
The first Angora rabbit did not appear in England until the late 1700s, when they began being raised there in order that their luxurious wool could be spun into yarn for clothing solely worn by nobility.
The total annual yield for a single Angora rabbit ranges from 7 to 14 ounces, which may be spun into enough yarn to construct one small garment, such as a short-sleeved sweater.
www.olympusmicro.com /galleries/polarizedlight/pages/angorarabbitwoolsmall.html   (314 words)

Apart from the obvious beauty of the Angora Rabbit as a pet and exhibition animal the Angora Rabbit is of course prized for its luxurious Fibre.
Angora Wool is in fact produced by the Angora Rabbit.
Angora fibre is fairly unique in the fact that is such a fine fibre but is actually hollow.
www.angoras.co.uk /fibre2006.htm   (657 words)

 Angora Rabbit - LocalHarvest
Angora rabbits (not to be confused with angora goats!) may have existed as early as Ancient Babylon.
Angora wool is plucked or cut off the rabbits when they molt, a pa rt of the natural growth cycle of their coat.
The wool angora roving is usually a blend of 2/3 wool and 1/3 angora.
www.localharvest.org /angora.jsp   (227 words)

 Angora Wool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Unlike the homogenous sheep wool the angora wool is heterogenous, that means it consists of 3 different hair types:
Angora wool is eight times warmer than an equal amount of sheep wool.
Angora wool has an electromagnetic capacity like a cat's fur and may help with rheumatism.
homepage.sunrise.ch /homepage/pglaus/angorae.htm   (178 words)

 Integrated Angora Wool Programme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
It is presently primarily concentrated in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh, with smaller concentrations of enterprise Punjab and Haryana, and in the Kumaon and Garhwal hills of Uttar Pradesh, and in Sikkim.
Angora rabbitry is eminently suited for household based production, as demonstrated by the Chinese experience – China contributes to almost 90% of global trade, from tiny and backyard rabbitaries, effectively using kitchen and household waste for feed.
The thrust of the sub programme on angora wool is the development of the sector, to enable it to respond, through technological change, innovation and design and product diversification, to the demands of the market, and thereby to promote the expansion of economic opportunity and enterprise.
www.undp.org.in /Programme/handicrafts/ango/default.htm   (2090 words)

 English Angora Bunny Fibers
Angora crimp is apparent and desirable in fashioning lively yarns, but even the crimpiest rabbit wool lacks the spring and memory of fine sheep wools.
The relative occurrence of hair and wool throughout the rabbit’s coat is one of the most important measures of texture.
This is an excellent Angora to use for blending with other fibers such as sheep wool, silk, mohair, llama, or cotton if the staple size is similar.
www.headandheartllamas.com /angora.htm   (786 words)

 Information AngoRabbit
Angora rabbits are known by three general breeds.
Angora fiber is quite clean, so it can be spun almost directly from the rabbit.
Angora rabbits are loved for their exceptional fur and also for their personalities.
www.angorabbit.com /information.html   (464 words)

 Ataman Hotel - Angora
The soft glossy angora wool has always been used primarily in the textile and knitwear industry, and in the past the special fabrics and clothing made of the wool in Ankara fetched high prices.
Instead angora wool is used in many areas of modern textile production, such as furnishing fabrics, suiting knitwear, blankets, carpets, shawls, lining, bed and sofa covers.
From a total of 5 million angora goats in the 1960s, the number has dropped today to 1 million, while total angora wool production of 10.000 tons in the 1960s has fallen to an estimated 1000 tons or less today.
www.atamanhotel.com /angora.html   (964 words)

 Vegan Represent - View Single Post - Angora rabbit wool?
Another problem with angora wool is that there are many practices which are not in the best interest of the rabbit.
The use of angora or sheep wool is absolutely unnecessary and is not ethically defensible.
Lastly, because angora rabbits are the same genus and species as all domestic rabbits, they are subject to the same kinds of end uses as any other rabbit.
www.veganrepresent.com /forums/showpost.php?p=50454&postcount=21   (1419 words)

 About our Angora Goats Angora Rabbits and Spinning Fiber
Their fine wool can be spun into luxurious soft yarn which is warmer than sheep wool.
While the other three Angora breeds have clean faces, the English Angora has wool all over which makes it appear to be a big round ball of fluff.
The Angora is a small, sweet breed of goat whose long curly locks can be spun into a soft durable, non-shrinking yarn with a beautiful sheen.
www.angorahouse.com /main.html   (258 words)

 JacobsArts Wool Roving, Handspun Yarn, and Handknits for Sale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
This soft yarn is made of one ply of white angora and one ply of white wool.
This soft yarn is made of one ply white wool yarn and one ply white angora.
This yarn is made of one ply white wool yarn and one ply white angora.
www.jacobsarts.com /catalog/wool/woolangora.htm   (737 words)

 Wool roving and wool / Angora roving at JacobsArts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The foundation stock of the Jacobs farm flock (Finn, Rambouillet, Polypay, Romney, and Merino) were specially selected to produce the softest wool, and wool that would blend well with angora for use in hats, mittens, and scarves.
Pictured above is a blend of wool and angora with a sample of yarn spun from this roving.
The processors often rewash the wool and are able to remove most of the vegetable matter.
www.jacobsarts.com /roving.htm   (420 words)

 International Association of German Angora Rabbit Breeders
The answer lies in the history of the ups and downs of the angora industry in the U.S. In the 1930's a commercial angora industry was just forming in this country when World War II and the popularity of synthetic fibers put an end to it.
So the angora breeds in this country (predominately French and English) developed not under the selective pressure to produce large quantities of wool, but in the hands of hobbyists and show people.
breeding stock, angora wool and yarns, roving and batting in various blends, and finished woven, felted and knitted goods.
www.angoravalley.com /iagarb.html   (529 words)

 Angora Sweater Care - Angora Sweaters Ready & Custom Made
Angora yarn for knitting lovers in bright colors and angora sweater designs, custom and ready made.
As always angora sweaters are the most sumptuos...
• Wash your angora knitwear by hand (do not dry clean) in cold or lukewarm water and a neutral Ph balanced or acidic shampoo or soap (angora and wool are protein fibers).
www.angora.cl /angora-sweater-care.htm   (747 words)

 Angora rabbit wool? - Vegan Represent
While wool (from sheep, angora, etc.) may be warmer than cotton or hemp, using wool really isn't necessary.
It's certainly possible to get angora rabbit hair without cruelty, just as it is possible to get cathair or doghair or peoplehair or wool for that matter, but I googled "commercial angora rabbit production" and got some disturbing results.
Anyway, I formed the impression from her that Angora is a cruelty-free fiber, but looking back, I realize she never specifically said that; she only addressed the yarn in her store, and not the Angora industry in general.
www.veganrepresent.com /forums/showthread.php?t=4838   (2388 words)

 Northland Woolens Full Cushion Wool/Angora Socks
Made from angora harvested from our own bunnies and rambouillet/merino grade wool.
The socks are a blend of 85% wool and 15% angora.
With the thermal capablities of angora, these socks are wonderful for the outdoorsman, sportsman or anyone that likes to keep their feet extra warm.
www.up-north.com /upnorthstore/northland_woolens/wool_angora_sock.html   (158 words)

 ABC Rural Online - The Royal Adelaide Show 2002
Interest in Angora goats and their wool was strong at the Adelaide Show, and that's just what the industry was after.
Fleur Bainger was looking at the differing fibres produced by Angora goats when she ran into Lynne Carter - stud master at Lyndon Grove Angora Stud at Moonta.
Lynne's had 34 years experience in goat fleece breeding and says the industry is working to develop a more commercially viable breed of wool producing goat.
www.abc.net.au /rural/sa/royaladelaideshow2002/stories-angorawool.htm   (140 words)

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The theory is that it weakens the fiber and allows the wool to pass thru the gut.
Rabbits who show sign of wool block tendencies seem to continue to do so (maybe they eat more of their wool, or have smaller sphincters to gut???) I do prefer prevention and the recipe for the "Bunny Trail Mix" is a good way to prevent wool block.
Angora's coats turn to matted messes with water, so misting and ice bottles are out in summer unless its a choice of the rabbit suffering and possibly dieing of heat stress.
olypen.com /pcpets   (2602 words)

 Angora Wool Socks - EABCO
Angora Wool from show rabbits is 8X warmer and more comfortable to wear than sheep wool.
Angora wool is the soft and cuddly fir that is shorn (shaved) from show rabbits.
It is the lightest natural fiber known to man! And because the fibers are hollow, Angora wool is 8 times warmer than sheep wool.
www.eabco.com /WoolSocks01.html   (528 words)

 Spindleberry Angoras - Suppliers of Quality Angora Wool
Angora Rabbits are beautiful, gentle animals, kept as pets in back gardens and smallholding's all over Britain.
The Angora Fibre Centre has been established since 1988 to enable Breeders who do not hand spin to have their yarn commercially spun.
The yarn is so light in weight that less than half the amount of a traditional sheep's wool yarn is necessary for an adult garment.
www.spindleberryangoras.co.uk   (262 words)

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