Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, February 06, 2016

I'm Here, Pick Me Up!


Mom, I'm here, I'm waiting for you.

Are you coming to get me?


Don't go...


I love you.


Where are you?

I am chasing you...


I'm looking for you...


Mom, pick me up, please.


I am begging...

OK, OK, Freddie, I am coming to pick you up.



Friday, February 05, 2016

German Reporters Filming Betty's Angora Products

JC examines Betty's yarn and asks questions.

How do you use the Angora yarn?  Here are some answers.

There are fingerless mittens, hats, handbands, ...

Betty shows the color combination in the Angora products.

Not shown are scarves, cowls, ...

After filming the Angora products, JC and Stefan wrap for the day on Friday, January 15, 2016.   On Sunday, January 17, JC and Stefan continue the filming at the Santa Rosa show, see:

The final cut is expected to be 7-8 minutes to be broadcasted in a regular German TV show then to be posted on the website.    Since we cannot see the regular German TV show, JC and Stefan will send notification when the website posting is done.    The link will be provided as soon as the program becomes available. 


Thursday, February 04, 2016

German Reporters Filming Betty Spinning

After harvesting Clementina's wool in the yellow bag, Betty sets up the spinning wheel to spin the wool.

Betty takes Clementina's wool out of the yellow bag and pulls and spins.


Betty is into spinning art yarn, it's not intended to be fine and even.


Some of Betty's dyed Angora yarn are on the table.


JC and Stefan are fascinated by Betty's spinning.   Even when they are not filming, they watch Betty's spinning process intentively.  

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

German Reporters Filming Clementina Getting a Hair Cut

With so much misinformation on the internet about how wool are harvested from the Angora rabbits, it is important to demonstrate how gentle Angora hair cut is.  Multiple Best In Show winner Chu's Clementina is to be used as the model for the hair cut.
Betty has on another Angora sweater, JC and Stefan want to film the sweater before the wool harvesting.

Stefan films a close up on the right sleeve.

Betty puts on her grooming apron.

Clementina is on the grooming table and a bag is ready to collect the wool.

The first cut is in the middle of Clementina's back.

Betty explains the cutting procedure, it is very much like human going to a hair saloon having a hair cut.  There is no harm done to the rabbit.

The wool on Clementina's back is now on both sides of her body.


More of Clementina's wool is on the grooming table.

Most of the wool from Clementina's back is now in the yellow bag.

Clementina is now laying on her back to get tummy wool cut. 

Betty is cutting the wool off Clementina's rear end.

After Clementina's wool is totally cut off, she puts on an Angora sweater that is handspun and handknit by Betty.

Stefan shots a close up of Clementina in her little sweater.

The entire procedure takes about an hour, Clementina goes through the process totally relaxed.   



Tuesday, February 02, 2016

German Reporters Filming a Junior Doe

After filming a senior coat, JC and Stefan film a tort junior doe as a model for a younger coat.

Monday, February 01, 2016

German Reporters Filming Halos

JC and Stefan wish to film a full coated English Angora.  Best In Show/Reserve In Show winner Chu's Halos is the model for this filming session.

It takes a lot of footage to find something useful, these scenes may or may not make it to the final cut. 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

German Reporters Visiting Betty

Reporter JC arrives in his rental car on the right.  

From left to right are reporter JC, cameraman Stefan and Betty sitting down for a planning session.    Betty explains the breeds of rabbits and how they are judged by using the ARBA Standard of Perfection.

The plan is to film Betty and her English Angora at her home for the entire day on January 15, then on January 17, JC and Stefan will film Betty and her English Angora at the California Rabbit and Cavy Shows at Santa Rosa.  

Per request of JC, Betty changes to an Angora sweater.


Stefan films Betty's Angora sweater and trophies.