Saturday, April 12, 2014

Nigerian Dwarf Mohair

        Have you ever looked at your goats' coats (ehehehe!) and wished you could make some nice, soft, fuzzy yarn out of it? You wish you had fiber goats, but no, unfortunately, they are a dairy breed and have relatively short fur. Well, if they happen to have an undercoat, it is still possible to get mohair from them. Our neighbors' goat Lily sleeps inside so doesn't have much down, but since Eponine had a ton, a decided I needed to make use of it. It is getting pretty hot, and I could tell she was avoiding the sun during the afternoons. SO I rescued her. :)
        See that fuzz?

        I used an old flea comb we had for the cats, and just combed through her fur. In the beginning, i had to stop every few strokes to pull the down off.

         This is how much I got, after a thorough combing all over:

        I'm not sure if I'm going to try to drop spin it - it might be kind of hard because the fibers are so long - or if I should fix up my spinning wheel. I am really looking forward to using this fiber, and then the yarn!


1 comment:

  1. Oh how neat! I look forward to seeing what you make out of it!

    ~ Aspen