“In the fiber building, there was a demonstration of turning bunnies into yarn. A man was plucking English Angora Rabbits, while another was spinning the freshly plucked fiber. The surprise was how compliant the bunnies were. Loads of people were milling around, the plucking man’s patter was being broadcast over a loudspeaker while his hands flew and there was a vacuum system running in an attempt to contain the clouds of fiber. Yet the bunnies were motionless. Diane called this ‘placid’; the word that came to my mind was ‘sedated’. How is it that these rabbits don’t flip out with all the hullabaloo? Is it some strange trick of the bunny whisperer? Incredible!”
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ANGORA RABBIT SHEARING AND SPINNING DEMONSTRATION
Located in the Wool Building (formerly Commercial Building) - Times on the SCHEDULE page
SPINNING CIRCLE AND COMPETITON
Located in the Wool Building (formerly the Commmercial Building)
Come and spin anytime… All weekend
Anyone interested may join our spinning circle. Bring your own wheel or spindle and join in the fun. And don’t forget about participating in the Spinning Competition (times on the SCHEDULE page), sign up the day of the event!
Sign up for the event at the fair, the day of the event. See Lois Schaer in the Wool Building at her booth, Schaer Textiles, or ask at the T-Shirt desk. Fashion Show limited to locally produced items, made from wool or other acceptable fiber.
Be sure to pick out a new CWFF T-Shirt, Apron or Bag at our booth, inside the commercial building.
Open all day, all three days of the fair!
Matt Gilbert of Mendocino Wool and Fiber
Sit down and relax as you watch expert shearer, Matt Gilbert, remove the fleeces of several sheep.
If you miss it the first time, it will be repeated several others during the fair.
Located in the Wool Building (formerly the Commmercial Building) - Times on the SCHEDULE page