H is for Hair for Handspinning!
The lovely Carolyn of Kids and Knits (blog) sent me some mohair!
First clip kid mohair locks. I love to play with fiber, and never played with mohair from scratch before!
Here lie the locks drying.
They got three baths in the sink with a little dish soap and warm water.
First washing water...see the dirt! This little kid was enjoying his time outside I think!
The mohair is so very soft and fine. The difference between 1st clip kid mohair and some of that old itchy mohair stuff is like the difference between cashmere and hemp!
Up next, I'll be playing with the carding and spinning of it. It's so fine, it really likes to become super charged with static electricity when I brush it out. Any hints to avoid the static? I was thinking of doing something with dryer sheets but haven't figured out what yet.