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knittertoo
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Posted - 11/01/2005 :  1:15:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit knittertoo's Homepage Send knittertoo a Private Message
I am thrilled, my mother went to Silver Dollar City (its a theme park located in southern Missouri which seems as if you have been transported to the 1800's) and they were having their annual craft festival. I went earlier in September and got a pound of gorgeous Merino and some soft alpaca. Well this time they had angora goat locks and my wonderful mom got me a pound of those too!! I've had a wonderful time carding it thus far (I do find, however, that the little bits of mohair that fly off when carding cause me a bit of itching and I need to wear long sleeves!!). Does anyone have a lot of expirience in spinning mohair? How is it best to spin (i.e. thin/thick/worsted etc.)? Lastly, does anyone know about how much yarn this would yield? Thanks in advance!!

Angela

celia
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Posted - 11/15/2005 :  5:29:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit celia's Homepage Send celia a Private Message
bringing this topic back to the top - what do I do with mohair locks? I have a little and they are not washedyet.

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yarnlover
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Posted - 11/15/2005 :  7:37:01 PM  Show Profile Send yarnlover a Private Message
I've washed mohair locks in hot water and dishwashing soap, much like wool, but since it isn't greasy, it is dirt/vm that you are washing out. The stuff I had went from a grayish color to a really nice white. You can card it with wool for spinning. There was another very recent thread about spinning straight mohair/mohair top.

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celia
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Posted - 11/19/2005 :  12:41:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit celia's Homepage Send celia a Private Message
I bought some washed and dyed mohair and spun it. Love it!
Results in my blog. if you go back a post or two, you'll see the locks too.

celia


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