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Fringes on mohair blankies????

I have a mohair question.  I have FINALLY finished the mohair blanket I started almost a year ago (yes, life got in the way). I took it off the loom last night and I absolutely love it.  Now it’s time to full it which I will do in our front load washing machine, using Ravelry’s tonigatland […]

Hemstitching on a mohair throw

I have a question about weaving a mohair throw.  I’m a new weaver.  Looking at an older mohair throw purchased close to 40 years ago, I don’t see any hem stitching at the beginning or end of the blanket by the fringe on the warp ends.  Do you recommend doing a hem stitch at the […]

Weaving with a sticky warp

I’m trying to use a rough single spun Himilayan silk in my warp, but its really grabby.  Is there anything you can suggest that I could apply to the warp  threads to make it a little less sticky? There are two things that come to mind. #1.  Make sure your lease sticks are out. #2.  […]

Fulling mohair in a front loading washing machine

I would like to full mohair blankets in my front loader washing machine. Is there a procedure for this? The following is the discussion that took place on JST Ravelry Group on this topic. Jane: I have fulled 100’s of mohair blankets in my top loader but I have never done one in a front […]

More on using the Louet raddle

On some type of warps, I’d like to try back to front without lease sticks, using a threading and raddle cross.  I’m thinking the raddle cross has to be separated according to each space of a raddle.  The Louet raddle has a space every .5 cm.  So do I convert the width of my project […]

Mixing mohair with other yarns

I truly enjoy your articles I’ve found on the internet.  I’m an “advanced beginner” weaver and had the opportunity to buy some mohair very inexpensively from a guild member and have been reading some of the comments online about the difficulty of weaving with mohair.  I notice that some folks recommend combining mohair with less […]

Weaving with thick and textured yarns

I am about to weave a soft draped shawl in plain weave.  The warp is a 2 ply wool and the weft is a thick/thin slub merino single.  My question is about sett, over one inch of wraps = 4, over five inches the wraps = 5.6/inch.  I want to take into account the shrinkage […]

Weaving with mohair in a Turned Twill

I’ve been searching on the web for tips re a sticky mohair warp which is driving me nuts! You look like an expert on this.  The loom is threaded up with a turned twill draft on 16 shafts at 8epi so there is just enough space between ends to allow the beater to move!  Unfortunately […]

Sticky mohair warp

I’ve been searching on the web for tips re a sticky mohair warp which is driving me nuts! You look like an expert on this.  Unfortunately I can’t get to a seminar as I’m probably nearly 12,000 miles away – New Zealand – but I’m hoping you may be able to throw some cyber tips […]

Dummy (pseudo) warp

I feel rather stupid asking this but… I have made a 4 yard pseudo warp in the normal way and now I am ready to put it on the loom.  Do you put the cross through the lease stick as usual?  Do you cut the back and front part so you have individual strands and […]