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6 wpi
Size:  Heavy

Sample #36
Design Factor: Texture


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Sample #36
Fiber:  Mohair
Weight of Skein:  59 grams

Appl: #1600203
Type: Rovings
Length: 48 Yards

Spinning Equipment Used: Ashford Charkha, Navaho Spindle
Direction of Twist:  S
# of Plies: 2--this yarn would not be stable as a single.  I felt multiplies appropriate in this portion of the requirements after viewing past COE recipients' work and finding they used multiplies.
Finishing:  The yarn was washed and blocked.
Technique:  The roving was cut into 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces then spun from the center of each piece.  Extra twist is added before it is wound onto the spindles.  The yarn is very unstable until it is plied.  It is never a strong yarn.
Uses:  This fuzzy, fur yarn is designed for weaving or knitting fur look alike.  Use it to trim a hat or jacket or make a scarf using different colors to get an animal skin effect.

Preparation for spinning:  The roving was cut with sharp scissors into 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces.  It was spun from the center of each cut piece.

Reason for Choice of this Sample:  In order to have the best results for a "fur" yarn, a very stiff fiber in roving form needs to be used.  This honey colored mohair was stiff and dense--just right.  Strength is not a factor as this yarn is never strong.

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This picture above looks a little darker than actual sample.  This mohair is not white but honey colored.  You need a very stiff fiber to create these caterpillar yarns.  But they look great woven into trim for a jacket.
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