Can't you almost feel how soft he is!
Look how fluffy her angora rabbit is!
A lot of children that were watching were scared that she was hurting the rabbit. She explained that in no way was she hurting the animal and as a matter-of-fact he loved getting sheared because it was so hot outside that it was like taking off his winter coat.
He was so still you would have thought he was dead!
I realize as I post this that it may look kind of scary if you didn't know
she was just SHEARING her rabbit.
As some of you know I try to go to Lancaster, PA once a year because I am fascinated with the Amish lifestyle. (I also write an Amish blog called My Fascination with The Amish Culture). I plan my trip around two Amish auctions (called mud sales) AND The Kutztown Folk Festival.
This year when I attended The Kutztown Festival I looked for the "angora rabbit lady" because just recently I've become interested in spinning and I knew she would have wool, angora and alpaca fiber for me to buy and start practicing. She wasn't in her usual location and it had been four years so I wasn't sure she was even going to be there. I noticed a vendor selling wool so I went over to her tent. To make a long story short it was the same women! I was thrilled! They were super nice and I got a quick lesson in spinning. I bought lots of fiber and went back to my hotel happy as a lark.
This book came highly recommended by another fiber artist and this is what I spun last night:
And this was taken outside today for natural lighting so you can see
how rich these colors are:
Now I need to let the fibers rest before I take it off the spindle
and start again, I can't wait!