Jen’s Handwovens at the Spokane Interstate Fair!


Mohair blanket

The properties that make mohair so deliciously marvelous (fluffy light airiness, fiber halo) are also what make it most difficult to weave. The weaver must take care to prevent snagging all the way from winding the warp onto the loom (the fibers drag against each other, pulling at the equipment that it’s supposed to slide into and through) to winding the shuttle bobbins. An improperly wound bobbin will not release yarn from the shuttle into the cloth). But the mohair blanket wouldn’t be the same with a simpler warp.

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