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Sunday, July 17, 2011
Kid Mohair Spinning Fun
Out of the dye pot.
Pulled apart. This is the actual color. The other pictures turned out dull.
Before the twist was set.
I know tail spinning is popular, but the yarn is very heavy and can be difficult to work with, and expensive. My choice for novelty yarn is Mohair. I like to purchase raw Kid Mohair from the farmer and scower it, rainbow dye it, and spin the wool myself. Instead of carding the mohair, I pull it apart. A few fibers will stick together, but I try not to let too many stick together. I let the yarn go into the wheel orface and I give it a little guidance trying not to let it get too thick in spots and I add a little to the twist if there is not enough bounce or thickness. I can do this as a one-ply yarn or use several plies. If it is a single ply yarn, I set the twist before I use it. Thank you for tuning in tonight. I wish you and yours many blessings! Dawn