At the end of last month we had a little study session about mohair. Several members had kindly contributed mohair in various stages of preparation, so everyone received a variety of samples – raw, blended with wool, carded pure, dyed in locks and drum carded.
We talked about the differences between mohair and wool, and how to make the most of mohair’s qualities. Some people found it hard to break the habit of smoothing the yarn when spinning, but they succeeded in the end.
And we looked at the effect of brushing, which was – well – fluffy.
We’ve also had our AGM, which had two highlights. First, it was preceded by an account by John MacGibbon of the cruise he and Liz recently took from Alaska to Vancouver. Scenery! Snow! Glaciers!
Interestiing and cute things were seen in the little towns – here’s a scene in a shop in Skagway:
– and they visited Mushers Camp, where sled dogs are trained and Liz found a friend:
The second highlight was Lynette being presented with Life Membership of our guild. Everyone had kept the secret very well and she was more than a little astonished. A bit overcome too. Marion did the presenting.
(We’re making her work for it though – we elected her president for the coming year!)
Thanks to Lynette for taking the mohair pictures, and to John for the Alaska ones and a really interesting talk! If you’d like to see more of cruising round Alaska take a look at