Mohair, the long curly hair from the Angora goat is a distinctive and versatile fiber. It has been used for rope as well as gossamer threads. Mohair develops a characteristic halo which can be exploited or tamed by the judicious addition of wool. It is smooth, shiny, and takes dyes well. We will spin from a variety of preparations and experiment to see how many different yarns we can make. Students should bring a wheel, at least 2 empty bobbins and a tensioned Kate. If you don’t have a tensioned Kate, bring a shoebox and we will rig something up. Please bring handcards if you have them.
Materials Fee: $20
Teacher: Julie Davidson