Tag Archives: mohair

A Couple New Mohair Creations

I’ve been having fun with my goats’ mohair yarn and wanted to share the last two items. The first one is a little cap for my good friend who is suffering from some bad hair days. It was a quick … Continue reading

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Caught Up Carding

Before you can spin beautiful yarns out of raw fiber, you have to card it, meaning you comb all the fibers in one direction and roll it neatly into batts or little “rolags”. For big volumes of carding, I am fortunate … Continue reading

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My Olympic Hoodie Project

Yay, I finished the sweater project that I wanted to start and end during the Olympics! I worked really hard on it, and am quite happy with the final result. It’s all hand sheared-dyed-spun mohair from my goats and so it … 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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Mohair Harvest

So, a few days after the goats were sheared, I am deep into the mohair processing. A combination of the boys having grown and a much more thorough shearing generated easily twice as much fleece as I was able to harvest … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring 2017

We are having an early thaw and it’s fun to see all the harbingers of spring around the farm. We met this little guy in the driveway this morning and the dogs were thrilled. He “played possum” and waddled away as … Continue reading

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New Year, New Skills

That awkward number, “2017”, is starting to sound as familiar as all the previous ones did. I look back on all the new things I learned last year and am feeling good about the plunges I took and bobbed back up … Continue reading

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Here it is, in Black and White

We sheared goat number two, Ely, and now I am taking the next steps in processing their coats. All the mohair has been thoroughly washed and I am most of the way through the process of picking it all apart … Continue reading

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One Down, One To Go

Yesterday, I took the plunge and sheared my first goat! When I took out my shearing machine for the first time, it was pretty intimidating – large, heavy, and with “sharp pointy teeth.” I read the tiny print in the … Continue reading

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