In the quest to create yarn from fiber purchased years ago, I stumbled across plucked angora bunny fiber I purchased. It is a grayish white fiber with a nice length to it. The Russian Spindle would be a perfect tool to spin this luxury fiber so I fluffed out some of the fibers and began the process to spin it. Angora and I do not get along. I just couldn’t get the fibers to create a smooth consistent yarn. So my next thought was to add some cotton to fibers. I did spin a length of pure cotton from some cotton bolls purchased in 2011. A bit of thinking later, I decided to create punis/rolags with a mixture of angora and cotton. I detested this mixture more than the pure angora.
Finally I decided to just give up on the project. When one has lots of fibers in the stash that work well with spindles staying with a fiber that one doesn’t like is short lived. Below are photos of the yarn that will never be. I will be selling the angora fiber on Etsy though as there are lots of people who enjoy this fiber. Thus far in my journey I am up to two fibers I don’t like – dog hair and angora.
Once I decided to let this fiber go I was free to spin something else and the lucky fiber is Qivuit/Silk batting. It is beautiful! Below is a picture of the batting – stay tuned for my spinning progress.