Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Backroads Studio Tours in MA

Chris O in MA recently joined a backroads tour on Oct. 13-14 weekend to visit the local craftspeople. 
This pottery is made by Rick Hamelin (Pied Potter Hamelin) and his wife Garine Arakelian (Kulina Folk Art) of Warren, MA. All redware is either hand thrown or drape molded and has a lead free glaze.



Friday, October 19, 2012

Sheep to Shawl, Llama to Pajama 2012 in MA

First sheep to be shorn.

Here it is on the ground being shorn.

All naked, cold? relief?

Dyed yarn samples.

Demo of something.

Getting the yarn sample ready for use.

It's a hands on experience for the kids.  Girls like it....

So are the boys.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Carol W. and Lindsay Go To Lambtown Festival

Carol sits in her booth spinning on her electric spinner.

Lindsay's creations are on display.

Carol's creations and Betty's wool are on display.

An overview of Carol's booth.

The hats on this display tree are made by Betty and the scarves made by Lindsay.

Next to Carol and Lindsay's booths, previous NCAG member Jocelyn displays her booth with lots of colors.

Talking about colorful, who could be more colorful than this sheep?


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Alvin and Chicken Friends Get Ready for Halloween

Alvin's mom Julie helps Alvin get ready for Halloween; Alvin tries on his skeleton costume.


Alvin's chicken friend tries on the skeleton hat.


Alvin's another chicken friend tries on the skeleton vest.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Kimberly's First Reserve In Show

Kimberly has good news from Florida, her colored doe Flowers Wild Flower wins Reserve In Show.  This is Kimberly's first big win with her English Angora.  



Monday, October 15, 2012

Big Time Roman Wins All Breed 4-Class and Specialty Best In Show

Judge Jacinta picks Maureen's handsome boy Big Time Roman all breed 4-Class in Xenia, OH.

In the Midwest during the Best In Show judging, the best light weight rabbit and the best heavy weight rabbit are selected first then the two rabbits compete for the Best In Show title. 

Light weight rabbits have 4 classes: senior buck, senior doe, junior buck and junior doe thus called 4-Class rabbits.   Heavy weight rabbits have 6 classes: senior buck, senior doe, intermediate buck, intermediate doe, junior buck and junior doe thus called 6-Class rabbits.

Judge Hannah picks Roman as the specialty Best In Show in Marietta, OH.

Here are the four BOB winners in the specialty show.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Old Washing Machines at Harvest Festival

In the Harvest Festival at Santa Rosa, there are display of old machines.   To wash clothes, one would first have to get water off the ground.

Washing board and pressing board are the beginning of the aid to cloth washing.


Washing board with the aid a gas engine gives the idea of making a washer for clothes.


Here is the first Maytag cloth washer; Maytag is still a big name in the appliance world.