Tag Archives: Dying mohair

Sweater Dreams

I think it may have been a phenomenon of the past, browsing the fabric stores and pattern books for cool new clothes to make. It was a thrill for me, as a teenager, to spend a couple Saturday hours leafing … Continue reading

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Spring Dying

My goats are four years old, so I have 8 sessions under my belt of dying their sheared mohair. The first few times I was so careful and methodical about it, checking and double checking all the instructions and taking … Continue reading

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Fall Shearing

Over the last few weeks, I sheared, dyed, and carded the mohair from the two goats and am proud to say I have it all “done and dusted”, as my Irish friends say. This time, I did it all by … Continue reading

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A New Use for Mohair

My goats recently celebrated their third birthday. I love them dearly, but their hair is gradually becoming less soft and fluffy than it was when they were kids. I have to think carefully before I choose a knitting pattern because … Continue reading

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Two New Colors of Mohair

At last, I’ve finished dying the goats’ hair for the spring season. I have until October to think about it again. I am still experimenting with colors and techniques, but I do see that I am drawn to color more … Continue reading

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Pink and Violet

It took me about three months, but I finally spent a day cleaning and dying one goats-worth of spring mohair. I did Eddy’s white hair first because I’d bought a few new colors of dye and wanted to make some … Continue reading

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Dyed in the Wool

Technically, angora goats produce mohair, not wool, but I dug in and did the shearing, washing, and dying all in this one labor-intensive week and created some pretty flamboyant piles of colorful fiber. I am quite proud of myself. I … Continue reading

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Carding Ely’s Mohair

This business of processing all that hair that was sheared off my goats has proven to be very time-consuming. I decided to work on Ely’s black/gray hair first, and still haven’t gotten all the locks teased apart. I like to … Continue reading

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My First Dye Job

My goat’s first soft pile of sheared mohair is a pretty big deal, and I wanted to make it as beautiful as possible by dying it with a rainbow of color. I was aiming for a variegated mixture of blues, … Continue reading

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