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Novelty Yarns

Colinette Textile Alchemy
Colinette has an extraordinary selection of hand-dyed yarns: chenilles, wools, cottons, silks in unique colours.

Cotton Clouds
Cotton Clouds has over 1500 colours of cotton yarns to choose from, in chenille,textured, boucle, for weavers, knitters and crocheters.

hemp yarn

Halcyon Yarn
Nearly a hundred varieties of fancy yarn, silks, heavy rug wools, spun and dyed in a rich colour palette.

R & M Yarns
R & M’s selection of yarns is ever-changing. They supply mill-end wool, cotton, rayon and acrylic yarns, suitable for machine knitting and weaving.

Robin & Russ Handweavers Inc.
Robin and Russ is always a great source for weaving yarns. Their catalog includes wools, cottons, linens, alpaca, metallics in various weights and textures.

Webs Yarn Merchant
Webs has their own selection of specialty yarns ranging from rayon chenille, to mohair and wool blends as well as yarns from leading distributors.

Yarn Barn
The Yarn Barn has thousands of pounds of wool, rug yarns, cottons and linens in addition to their weaving equipment.

Yarns And…
Yarns And… carries yarns and threads from over 100 yarn manufacturers: acrylics, cottons, embroidery, and wools suitable for hand and machine knitting as well as weaving.

Svalan
A Swedish site that has woven items as well as Poppana and other yarns. An email address is supplied, so you can write to them in English, requesting information on their yarns.

Yarns

Chenille Yarns
Sari Silk Yarn
Hemp Yarns
Ramie
Paper Yarn
Nettle Yarn
Spider Silk

Handspinning Books

Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning (Teach Yourself Visually Consumer)
This visual guide shows you the basics, beginning with the tools and fibers, and takes you through spinning, plying, making novelty yarns, using exotic fibers, dyeing, and more.
UK: Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning
Kindle Version:
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Handspinning
UK Kindle: Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning

The Intentional Spinner
Offering a blend of technical knowledge, history, and easy-to-use tips, this inspiring collection of spinning wisdom deftly explores the three fundamental areas of yarn production: understanding fibers, managing yarn structure, and making yarns that precisely meet the spinner’s needs.
UK: Intentional Spinner

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Blanket + Dog: aa040398

Blanket

Some time ago, I wove some handspun/dyed mohair blankets. I sold several of them, but decided to keep one for myself as the colours were so bright and cheery. The warp was comprised of 2/3 commercial 2 ply wool and 1/3 handspun. For the handspun, I spun a singles of wool and plyed it with a commercially spun mohair. The weft was a 2 ply commercial wool.

I dyed 1/3 of the yarns (both warp and weft) in red, 1/3 in cyan and 1/3 in blue. The warp was 44″ wide and sett at 6 e.p.i. I used an 8 dent reed, allowing an extra space for each mohair yarn. I wanted to create large squares of colour, so I divided the warp equally into thirds. 1/3 red, 1/3 cyan, 1/3 blue. Correspondingly, the weft was woven in thirds as well. I liked the effect of colour, however, if I did this project again, I would have more contrast of colour between the green and blue. I think the blue should have been in the dye pot a bit longer.

Dog:

One day, I was curled up in it reading a good book, and my faithful dog “Q” laid beside me as she always does. I fell asleep. When I awoke, I found she had chewed a hole in my new blanket. The blanket now has a 3″ hole in it.

Disaster

Suggestions Wanted

Help??
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Handmade Adjustable Floor Rag Rug Twining Loom 48" x 27.5"

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Large four harness table top weaving loom - used

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Mohair Fibre: mohair

Mohair Weaving
Mohair is known as the diamond fibre because of its lustre and affinity to colour.

All Natural Fiber Farm
Raw, washed, picked, and carded fibers include: Karakul and crosses, Navajo-Churro and crosses, Columbia Cross, Jacob and crosses, Corriedale and crosses, Mohair, Angora.

Barkas Farms
Elizabeth Barkas describes how to select mohair and offers a wide selection of mohair fleeces, blended top and tools for the handspinner.

Colinette Textile Alchemy
Colinette has an extraordinary selection of hand-dyed yarns: mohair, silk, wools, cottons.

Colored Angora Goats
Coloured angora goats have been raised in California since about 1989. This site give information for raising angora goats as well as fibre for sale to spinners and dollmakers.

Fireside Basics
Fireside Basics specializes in providing dollmakers with an outstanding line of pure wool and mohair.

Hill Shepherd
Hill Shepherd Farm specializes in coloured angora goats for the handspinner.

Louet
Louet carries British mohair yarns as well as super fine kid and honey mohair top for spinning or doll making.

Margaret Peel’s Fibre Supplies
Margaret Peel’s in Australia, carries a wide range of ready to spin fibre and handspun yarns including kid, yearling or adult mohair in natural or dyed colours.

The Mohair Connection
Mohair fleece, roving, yarns for weaving and handspun mohair for the knitter.

Mohair and More
Mohair and More offer a large variety of quality spinning equipment and fibers, fiber processing equipment, yarn and knitting supplies. The shop is located in New Waverly, Texasand they also raise registered white angora goats.

Paradise Fibers
This site has a large selection of luxury fibers from around the world including kid and adult mohair and mohair blends.
Quality Mohair
Hand washed, air dried and combed mohair locks for use in doll making or spinning.

Selecting, Preparing and Spinning Mohair
Elizabeth Barkas provides knowledgeable information on selecting quality mohair.

Shearing Angora Goats
Angora goats have a faster growth rate of hair compared to other animals. Good thing! Before and after photos of an angora goat.

Webs Yarn Merchant
Webs has a wide selection of specialty yarns ranging from rayon chenille, to mohair and wool blends designed for weavers and machine knitters.

Angora Goat Books

Living with Goats
Everything you need to know about raising goats.

The Angora Goat
How to get started in the goat business, the facilities needed, the importance of record keeping, nutrition, shearing, marketing and diseases.

Natural Goat Care
Topics include: correct housing and farming methods; choosing the right livestock; diagnosing health problems; nutritional requirements and feeding practices; vitamins and herbal, homeopathic and natural remedies; psychological needs of goats; breeds & breeding techniques.

Goat Song

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Mohair: aa112297

Mohair, prized for its brilliant colour and sheen, is known as the diamond fiber.
Mohair dates back to the biblical times and the garments of the wisemen were probably made of this fiber.

Mohair comes from the fiber of the Angora goat. It is sheared every 4 – 6 months. Mohair grease is harder to remove than lanolin from wool. It requires hot water and several washings.
U.S. and South Africa are the largest producers of mohair. In Britain, coloured angora goats were imported from New Zealand. Most breeders have 10 to 30 animals and sell the fiber primarily to handspinners and weavers.

Mohair is loved for its colour, fluffiness and light weight and durability. It is used by knitters and weavers alike, for sweaters, socks, blankets, rugs, upholstery and teddy bears and mohair yarn.

Weaving Tips with Mohair

When you weave with mohair as warp, sett it farther apart than you would with wool of a similar thickness. e.g. if the normal sett for a wool yarn is 8 epi, use a sett of 6 epi, as the fuzzy yarn needs to have more space. A close sett will cause the warp ends to tangle with each other and your loom may get locked up as you try to treadle. Also, change the shed after you beat but before you move the beater back. This helps to open the shed for the next beat.

mohair throws

Mohair Yarns

Angora Goat Books

Living with Goats
Everything you need to know about raising goats.

The Angora Goat
How to get started in the goat business, the facilities needed, the importance of record keeping, nutrition, shearing, marketing and diseases.

Natural Goat Care
Topics include: correct housing and farming methods; choosing the right livestock; diagnosing health problems; nutritional requirements and feeding practices; vitamins and herbal, homeopathic and natural remedies; psychological needs of goats; breeds & breeding techniques.

Goat Song
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