In case you were wondering where mohair comes from.
My goat’s first soft pile of sheared mohair is a pretty big deal, and I wanted to make it as beautiful as possible by dying it with a rainbow of color. I was aiming for a variegated mixture of blues, hot pink, and saffron yellow. I tried to follow the instructions meticulously, but clearly I learned a lot that I can improve on the next time.
I started with the clean natural color, soaked in a new pot I bought just for dying. I added vinegar to make the water acidic.
I added the four colors in a pie pattern, as instructed, pushing gently to the bottom of the pot so that all the hair would be touched with color. I was taking a chance because I’m not sure how I’ll intermingle the colors when I spin it so that it takes the best advantage of the colors in the mixture.
Now, I began…
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