CwmstwrdyFibreFarm

Angora goats, Bowmont and Shetland sheep.

Llanidloes, Wales | 136 Sales

CwmstwrdyFibreFarm

Angora goats, Bowmont and Shetland sheep.

Llanidloes, Wales 136 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (53)

Announcement   Spring is such a busy time of year.
Angora goats kidding, the garden needs sowing and tending and I'm getting fleece and stock ready for sale.
I'll be at
Wonderwool Wales https://www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk/home.html
27th and 28th April with my friends in 'A Crafty Goat Club', Hall 2 R10.
Come and see Dilys and her super cute triplet kids.

The Smallholding and Countryside Festival http://www.rwas.wales/spring-festival/ at RWAS Builth Wells, on 18th and 19th May, entering goats and fleeces in the show classes and helping demonstrate spinning and weaving mohair.
Come and try your hand at some traditional crafts in the angora goat building.

From 8th June to 6th July I'll have a stand at
The Wool and Willow Festival http://www.woolandwillowfestival.org/ in Llanidloes and will be running a workshop 'Meet the goats, spin the mohair' on 15th June. Please get in touch if you'd like more details.

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 to find it.

Announcement

Last updated on 10 Apr, 2019

Spring is such a busy time of year.
Angora goats kidding, the garden needs sowing and tending and I'm getting fleece and stock ready for sale.
I'll be at
Wonderwool Wales https://www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk/home.html
27th and 28th April with my friends in 'A Crafty Goat Club', Hall 2 R10.
Come and see Dilys and her super cute triplet kids.

The Smallholding and Countryside Festival http://www.rwas.wales/spring-festival/ at RWAS Builth Wells, on 18th and 19th May, entering goats and fleeces in the show classes and helping demonstrate spinning and weaving mohair.
Come and try your hand at some traditional crafts in the angora goat building.

From 8th June to 6th July I'll have a stand at
The Wool and Willow Festival http://www.woolandwillowfestival.org/ in Llanidloes and will be running a workshop 'Meet the goats, spin the mohair' on 15th June. Please get in touch if you'd like more details.

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 to find it.

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.

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  • 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