Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Check Out These Dye Jobs

Dyeing Easter eggs is a traditional activity.

These are good for dye jobs, for eggs or for our Angora yarns.

The food dyes are also good for dyeing our Angora yarn. A skein of white yarn has been dyed half red and half black. There are black food dye in the supermarkets.

Blue and green are also very pretty colors to be used on a skein of Angora yarn.

Here is a skein of KoolAid "Berry Blue" flavor with spots of Neon egg dye.

Cherry and Berry Blue mixes up really well in this Angora hat.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Letter From SURFice Dog Ricochet

Hello!! My name is Ricochet, and I'm the surfing dog with the video "From service dog to SURFice dog"

( I surf for fun, competition, and charitable causes!

I saw your post about the SURFice dog video, and wanted to thank you. Your posting has helped create awareness for my charitable causes, and I've raised over $8000 from the video so far. $3550 went toward a toy drive that resulted in over 630 toys for kids this past Christmas. The remainer of the funds are going toward a little six year old boy's therapies who suffered a brain injury in a horrific car accident that claimed the lives of his parents.

I wanted to invite you to join my Facebook & Twitter pages, and visit my website!! The links are below. I would love to have you!!

Also, if you'd again like to forward the video link/URL to your contacts, post on facebook or Twitter, or embed the YouTube code on your website/blog, Feel free to do so! It'd be great, as it would continue to bring more awareness to the causes, while sharing some inspiration with anyone who could use a little!!

Thanks again, and here are my links... hope to see you soon!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Rabbit Fever Screen Test

Amy Do, producer and director of "Rabbit Fever", is very creative. She just created a video on Youtube with clips of rabbits posing for Rabbit Fever. Watch

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Two Handsome White English Angora Bucks

English Angora Chu's Chase has been the winner of Best Opposite Sex in most of the recent shows.

Littermate brother Chu's Chester usually takes second in the class but once a while gets to be the Best Opposite Sex.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Driving Toward California

Driving from Oregon to California, one of the obvious scenery is the top of Mount Shasta.

The Mount Shasta is covered with snow almost all year long. It looks very much like Mount Fuji in Japan.

Weed is a city at the northern tip of California, not too far from Mount Shasta.

The Weed rest area is well designed with a nice pet area, lots of facilities and a good view of Mount Shasta.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Top Winners At Red Bluff

In HRRC show A, judge Troy picked Melissa's Mini Satin as Best In Show and Casey's black English Angora as Reserve In Show.

In Show B, Jennifer M's Mini Rex took Best In Show and Casey's black English Angora took Reserve In Show again.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Carol G's New Fancy Kitty Carder

Carol G. is getting deeper into her fiber hobby; she just purchased a "Fancy Kitty" carder with fine cloth.

She put in her dyed Fuzzy Lop wool and soft merino a little bit at a time and turn the carder, look at this pretty color combo.

The carded wool is getting off the carder gradually.

Absolutely gorgeous combination.

Another carded batt of Fuzzy Lop wool, merino and bamboo fiber.

A close up of the carded batt.

A skein of yarn made from the Fuzzy Lop wool, merino and bamboo.

Carol G. is experiementing more into mixing different fiber, a carder would be useful. After much research on price, function and size, she settled on "Fancy Kitty". These photos were taken after her first and second attempt of mixing her Fuzzy Lop wool and other fibers. They turn out very nice.

Her batches will be offered for sale soon. If interested, either check on the or contact Carol directly at