Indigo Dyed English Angora Rabbit Wool from River
This gently hand and combed harvested English angora rabbit roving was hand dyed using natural indigo. Once the wool reached this lovely shade of blue, I rinsed it and set it to dry. Once dry, I hand washed and rinsed it several times until the water ran clear. I then set it to dry again. After it's final drying, I hand carded it.
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- Qty: You Choose Weight
- Length: Approx. 4" inches / 10.16 centimeters
- Micron Count: 14.0
About the indigo I use:
Sustainably grown and Ecologically produced. Spent leaves are composted and extraction water is returned to the next crop.
Certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). ONECERT International Permit No. GOTS-ONECERT-06-1909
After dying, the wool was washed with Equi Botanics sulfate free cleanser. Ingredients:
Deionized Water, Coconut Derived Gentle Cleansers, Vegetable Glycerine, Almond Oil, Eicosanoic Derived Fatty Acids, Plant Derived Emulsifiers, Maychang Oil, Plant Gums, Lavender Oil, Baobab Tree Protein, Sage Oil, Peppermint Oil, Aloe Vera Juice, Gentle Preservation System.
My beautiful natural English Angora rabbit wool is gently harvested right here on my family farm. You get 100% pure fiber with nothing added. Hand cutting the wool does not harm the rabbit and most enjoy the special attention. While I groom them I give them plenty of ear head and cheek petting which they just love.
Fiber that has been hand pulled from the rabbit is superior over shaved or clipped wool. Not only are the fibers longer, stronger and healthier; allergens are released when the hair shaft is cut or broken (as would be the case in rabbits that are shaven). So if you find you are allergic to Angora this might be why. Try my bunnies pulled wool instead.
How to clean Angora wool sweaters & clothing
Color may bleed when washed and handled.