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« on: March 05, 2008 03:01:12 PM »

Hey all,

  I bought a mixed bag of fiber which had a bunch of curly locks that I *think* are mohair. I sorted out the curls to spin into a curly skein and carded the rest. My question is...does anyone have any tips for spinning curly fiber? I want to keep the curls and end up with a super textured crazy skein, but have never spun curls.
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008 03:17:03 PM »

http://blog.sweetgeorgiayarns.com/2005/11/pink-novelty.html maybe you can do what that person did for the boucle type. http://knittingwithfire.blogspot.com/2007/11/fleece-study-long-wools-and-novelty.html you can ply two together and put the curls in btw? Dont know what else to suggest sorry. wish you luck though.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008 04:46:23 PM »

I'm trying to go for something like this

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10050017

Has anyone spun anything similar?
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008 05:06:31 PM »

That's my best friend's yarn that you linked to!

I usually just sort of pick at the locks to open them up width-wise a bit, but not enough to lose the curl. Then I hold a big clump of them in my lap and slowly spin right from the clump, letting the twist catch each curl and hold it all together.

Here's an example of how that looks (I spun this yarn mostly from wool, with random clumps of raw kid mohair curls):

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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008 05:08:35 PM »

nicely spun! i like how the colors are too.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2008 02:48:15 AM »

I quite often spin in some mohair curls into my yarns, and if you hold it alongside some Merino roving it normally catches on well, then you just let go in order to prevent the whole locks from being sucked in. I have yet to spin a yarn from only mohair curls, but it is on my to do list. Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2008 07:59:25 AM »

Thanks for the tips ladies! I can't wait to give it a shot
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