Weaving a Mohair Scarf
An in-person class with Deborah Jarchow
Mar 4, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm
Often times, weavers are advised to stay away from fuzzy or hairy yarns. They are considered too unruly and the brushed nap interferes with creating smooth sheds as you weave.
Deborah will share the secrets to working with beautiful mohair yarn. It can be a bit tricky, but you can tame the fuzz in both warp and weft and create a stunning piece. You will also learn to add beads and tie decorative knots to tame the fringe.
Overcoming these challenges adds another skill to your weaving accomplishments!
• 300 yards of a fine mohair/silk blend such as Rowan’s Kid’n’Silk or Trendsetters’ Silkhair, especially one with a slow color change as shown in the project photo
• Measuring tape
• Manila file folder
• Tapestry needle
• 10- 15 yards of waste yarn (acrylic worsted works best)
• Cardboard tube from inside a paper towel roll
• 2 brown paper grocery bags
• 150 beads that will fit on your yarn (size 6 usually works)
• Dental floss threader (I will have extra threaders if you can’t find one).
Required Equipment: (can be rented from Deborah for $12 for class use)
• Rigid heddle loom with at least 8” weaving width
• 7.5 or 8 dent reed
• Warping peg
• Threading/sley hook
No pre-class work required.