Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Adorable Angora Goats!

A visit to Blueberry Angora Goat Farm also in Pembrokeshire was a real treat. With 18 newborn kids with the softest and shiniest coats, it was easy to see how angora goat yarn is quite sought after. As a textile student I believe it is vital to support and use yarn from British suppliers. Not only is this significantly more environmentally friendly but knowing exactly where your yarn has come from, in my opinion is far more satisfying. You could buy some yarns in the small farm shop however all were dyed bright colours using acid milling dyes. I asked the farm owner why she had not considered natural dying and she argued that natural dyes fade and a consistent shade of colour cannot be repeatedly achieved.

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