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Jersey Wooly yarn

Post Number:#1  Unread postby skysthelimit » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:34 pm


I have quite a few people interested in rabbits for fur ask whether Jersey Wooly wool can be spun, and how it compares to the Angora breeds.

FYI, Jersey Woolies were developed by using French Angoras and Netherland Dwarfs. The wool is comparable to French, but as an easy to care for pet type, it often has more guard hairs, and the quantity produced is quite small.

It took me about a year and around 6 Woolies to produce 2.8 oz of usable 3 inch wool. This is the result.

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And the finished product.

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Re: Jersey Wooly yarn

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Zass » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:40 pm


The color is wonderful too!

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Post Number:#3  Unread postby MamaSheepdog » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:05 pm


That is gorgeous!

Go Woolies! :P
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby ckcs » Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:47 pm


Great job sky. I don't know when but I know I'll be spinning sometime in the future.

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Post Number:#5  Unread postby KKRabbitry » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:19 pm


That's inspiring!
Beautiful yarn and scarf! :greatjob:
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Post Number:#6  Unread postby PSFAngoras » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:20 am


I had a friend that used her Woolies for yarn. We no longer speak for a list of reasons, but she was able to get some nice wool off her two little does, though she usually mixed it with alpaca to make it stretch further.

Beautiful scarf though, sky!
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