Shearing Party in St. Charles, IL

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Joyce, on the right, is holding an enormous shorn black doe. Susan smiles from the middle and Jane cradles a black German in full coat on the left.

The Fine Line Art Center sent out only one email to its members about the angora rabbits that would be shorn March 21.  We were swamped with interested onlookers all day.  People asked about the rabbits and were happy to know that the animals were not harmed for their wool.  We handed out several membership forms.

The Fine Line Art Center sent out only one email to its members about the angora rabbits that would be shorn March 21. We were swamped with interested onlookers all day. People asked about the rabbits and were happy to know that the animals were not harmed for their wool. We handed out several membership forms.

Some people brought their children in Easter outfits to take photos with the bunnies.  It was a mild, bright day.  Frogs trilled their spring songs nearby.  What an enjoyable day!

Some people brought their children in Easter outfits to take photos with the bunnies. It was a mild, bright day. Frogs trilled their spring songs nearby. What an enjoyable day!

Rosalie tried Aesculap clippers for the first time.  She did a beautiful job of cleaning off her rabbit's coat.

Rosalie tried Aesculap clippers for the first time. She did a beautiful job of cleaning off her rabbit's coat.

Rosalie smiled over a selection of her hand-dyed and handspun yarns.  It is almost unfair to call some of her work "yarn" as several of the skeins has a precious jewelry quality to them!

Rosalie smiled over a selection of her hand-dyed and handspun yarns. It is almost unfair to call some of her work "yarn" as several of the skeins has a precious jewelry quality to them!

Mary Stough prepared her next 5 pound bag of prime German Angora fiber for a sock run.  Her daughter, Kate and Amy from Illinois gave her encouragement.

Mary Stough prepared her next 5 pound bag of prime German Angora fiber for a sock run. Her daughter, Kate and Amy from Illinois gave her encouragement.

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One Response to Shearing Party in St. Charles, IL

  1. RRJ says:

    Good info & usefull. thanks.

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