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Angora wool


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Angora wool

  1. 1. Angora Wool By Lexi Walters
  2. 2. Fiber Characteristics Angora Wool is very absorbent The fiber is normally blended with wool to give the yarn elasticity, as Angora fiber does not normally stretch Angora is severely under spun, so it looks fuzzy in the ball. This yarn often lacks tensile strength and pulls apart easily You should Hand wash angora wool but it should never be washed in a washing machine. When washing by hand, only use mild detergent and cold water.
  3. 3. SourceAngora wool refers to the downy coat produced by the Angora Rabbit.
  4. 4. Manufacturing process The processing of spinning twists the fibres, creating a biased thread. Two or more of these threads are then spun in reverse, to untwist the fibre, while wrapping the two threads around each other to create a balanced yarn. It takes about 10 days to spin 1 kilogram of wool, which must then still be plied and mothproofed. From harvesting till the wool is used takes about 2 weeks per kilogram. Once a garment has been made, depending on the process used, it will have had its first wash before it goes out. The simplest way to store your angora item is in a sealed packet in the freezer. As far as cleaning is concerned, unless it has had a foreign matter spilled on it, an airing in the breeze will normally shake any loose dust off it.
  5. 5. Common uses. Cost and Expense Light but warm, angora wool  The blend decreases the is used mainly in knitted softness and halo as well as clothes, such as pullovers, the price of the finished scarves, socks and gloves, object. producing a moderate  Most of the angora jackets "fluffing" effect. range from $100- $500 Angora fabric is ideal for thermal clothing and for people suffering from arthritis and wool allergies.
  6. 6. History  Interesting Facts Angoras were  Angoras wool is 7 times established in Eastern warmer than cotton. Europe around 500 -  Rabbits are not hurt in 600 AD as best as can the process of making be determined, possibly angora wool. brought there by the  Pure angora wool is Romans. The tribes impossible to make, living in the chilly because the fibers are Carpathian mountains too fine and the wool of Transylvania will simply unravel. (between Romania and Hungary) maintained herds of captive Angoras, and bred them for their warm wool.
  7. 7. Is angora wool absorbent? Yes, Angora wool is absorbent.
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