CwmstwrdyFibreFarm

Angora goats, Bowmont and Shetland sheep.

Llanidloes, Wales | 121 Sales

CwmstwrdyFibreFarm

Angora goats, Bowmont and Shetland sheep.

Llanidloes, Wales 121 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (51)

Announcement   Open again with some new stock, more to follow soon when I get some time to photograph it.

Fine fibre from my sheep and goats for all your textile crafts.
I have added some information about angora goats and mohair grades in the FAQ section, please scroll to the bottom of the page and have a read.
Please let me know if there's anything you're not sure about.

Announcement

Last updated on 11 Nov, 2018

Open again with some new stock, more to follow soon when I get some time to photograph it.

Fine fibre from my sheep and goats for all your textile crafts.
I have added some information about angora goats and mohair grades in the FAQ section, please scroll to the bottom of the page and have a read.
Please let me know if there's anything you're not sure about.

Debbie Francis

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Debbie Francis

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About

Fine fibres from my smallholding in beautiful mid Wales

Many years ago on a family holiday in Scotland I took my young children to visit a croft with several types of animals kept for their fleeces and a business spinning and weaving products to sell. I'd always wanted to have space for something similar but life kept getting in the way of my plans, until my youngest son was starting university and I took the big step of selling up and following my dream.

Fate brought me here and I've spent the last five years learning to keep goats and sheep and all the related tasks of running a smallholding. They say it's a steep learning curve, more of a spike off the chart, I think. There is always more to do than hours in the day and my days rarely go to plan but things are gradually falling into place.

In April 2016, I joined with three friends to form 'A crafty goat club' to sell mohair from our own goats at Wonderwool. Several people asked me if I had an Etsy shop so I decided it was time I took the next step and set one up. I hope you will like what I'm offering for sale and spread the word to your crafting friends.

Shop members

  • Debbie Francis

    Owner, And Everything Else

    Since being shown how to make and use a stick and potato drop spindle at the age of 5 I've been interested in all sorts of textile crafts. I love the whole process from sheep/goat to finished product. I hope you'll enjoy the fine fibre I supply too.

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More information

Last updated on 23 Oct, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Information about angora goats and mohair

Angora goat fleece grows about an inch a month so they have to be shorn every six months or it would just be a tangled mess.

Angoras usually kid in February / March and are first sheared in the autumn at about six months old, then in spring - a year old, etc.
1st and 2nd shear fleeces are very fine and most suitable for fine lace weight spinning, 3rd+ ringlets are great for art yarns, doll hair etc.

The classes of kid, young goat, adult mohair are a bit confusing as although the fleece is finest in kids some will keep that quality longer so can have a kid quality fleece as a young goat. So it can refer to quality as well as age of goat.

Wether fleeces tend to stay fine longer as they are not rearing kids or affected by hormones.

Seller details
Debbie Francis
Cwmstwrdy
Y FAN, LLANIDLOES SY18 6NQ