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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

More tips for weaving with mohair

I am a weaver in Milwaukee, WI.  I just discovered your website with lots of beautiful pictures and….most of all, saw that you are a weaver of mohair!  I just made a mohair throw on my 36″ loom and would LOVE to make more but I found the stickiness so difficult I don’t know if […]