Category Archives: Mohair

Where to find mohair yarns and fleece

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, 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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ashford traditional spinning wheel

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Ashford Joy Portable Spinning Wheel with Carrying Case and Paperwork

$243.00 (57 Bids)
End Date: Friday Sep-20-2019 12:06:52 PDT
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ANTIQUE SPINNING WHEEL / WALNUT / 33” HIGH

$159.95
End Date: Monday Oct-7-2019 17:09:43 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $159.95
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