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Mohair Jacket - From my Spinning and Weaving Days

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This Jacket was woven on an 8 shaft Table Loom from Mohair spun and dyed from my own Angora goats, after sewing and lining the jacket, I knitted the bands and cuffs.

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shirley68

Thank you, gnt.

gnt1041

very nice set shirley :)

shirley68

I have always sewn, that's the quick part, I've always enjoyed crafts,Thanks Jan.

shirley68

Ank, you do a wonderful job of expressing how you feel, I understand completely, I spun the mohair first, then I dyed it, but you can dye it before you spin it, It's a lot of fun to spin and equally as much fun to weave the fabric. you would enjoy it Ank, Thank you ank.

shirley68

It was very enjoyable, to work with fibers I had grown, I have always sewn so that was the quickest part. Thanks Pat.

bradjan

Gee Shirley, we are all impressed. I make a big deal of hemming up a part of Brad's pants.

puzzeljac

Pity, but I can't find the right words to tell how very much I like this. It's real beautiful, and all the work. From goat to jacket. At what moment do you paint the wool? Befor or after spinning? I think you are great Shirley, all the things you can do. So creative and talented. I think I would find fun weaving. Thanks.

pkin38

This is so cool Shirley. That would be so much fun to do this. I have made jackets but never woven the material first...

shirley68

Oh Chrissie if I only had half the energy now, that I had back then, I'd be a happy person, where does it go? Thank you, Chrissie, for your heart warming compliment. :):)

foxymoron

Shirley, you are the most consummate crafter I know. You leave me slack-jawed at your many accomplishments! You must have had so much energy you could have spared some to feedback to the power grid :-)

shirley68

Thank you, Rob, but no more so then a lot of others.

robryan

Such a talented lady!!! Thanks for showing us Shirley.

shirley68

Yes, pumpkin, we breed Angora Goats for several years, until the sales of Mohair fell away so badly ( I had Mohair In Brisbane for two years with not sale for it) we gave up. I still have the jacket, I pulled it out of storage last night to take this coloured photo of it for you. Thanks pumpkin.

shirley68

Sure is, Jacques, Thanks.

pumpkinhead

You raised your own goats as well? You are an amazing artist! This jacket is breathtaking! Do you still have it?

jacquescamus

nostalgia!

shirley68

Thank you, Patti, nice to look back at things we did in the past!

PLG1958

Wow! That is very impressive! Thanks, Shirley!

shirley68

Thank you, Nanax4, I haven't worn it much, it has never been unpacked from our last move, which was 5 years ago, until last night, would be nice to have our youthful energy now, in our later years.

Nanax4

Very nice! You certainly are talented, Shirley! It's neat that you still have it.
Yes, I remember when I had that much energy! LOL! Thanks for sharing!

shirley68

You're so sweet, Francine, Thank you.

shirley68

Thank you, chookies, I don't recall the exact time it took, but the spinning and plying of the mohair would have taken the most time, my guess it would have taken about 3-4 months, Yes I still have it, the coloured insert picture was taken last night, and added to the picture of the lady modeling my jacket at a Mohair fashion parade. Oh I did have so much energy back then.

bookish

You're good! Thanks for sharing with us.

shirley68

Thank you, chickiemama, did take some time, loved spinning and weaving with a group of ladies from our area.

chookies

Shirley, how long did it take you to make this jacket and do you still have it? I can imagine how warm it is, especially if it's lined as well. You certainly are very, very talented!

chickiemama

Wow shirley! That's a lot of work. You are very talented.