#108 Mohair: The Diamond Goat Fiber by Patsy Zawistoski, Wednesday 9 am to 4 pm
Experience: Able to spin and ply, ready for a new fiber.
Workshop Description: Mohair is one of the most intriguing and confusing fibers on the market. The fiber comes in many grades and forms; has body and luster; plus, charisma and caution. The Angora goat has different grades of fiber that change as the goat ages. The different grades are suitable for very different projects, from next to skin soft to strong carpeting. We’ll start with dirty kid mohair to learn how to wash and dye the fibers before spinning. The rest of the class we’ll practice different drafting styles to spin yarns from prepared mohair.
Participants should bring: A good working wheel, lazy kate and extra bobbins, hand cards, small bags and note cards, scissors, hole punch for attaching sample yarns and fibers, and a small hand towel. Also bring oil, screwdriver, and other tools for your wheel, in case they are needed. Ball winder and mini-niddy-noddy optional.
Material Fee: $30 Booklet, worksheets, dyed mohair fiber, dirty mohair fiber, dyes, scouring agent, vinegar
Class Limit: 12