~~* Mohair Throw for Taupe Decor *~~
Solace on a cool over-caste day
This large (48 inches X 84 inches) mohair throw ( includes
8 inches of fringe on each end) was custom made for our Maine client with an emphasis on
taupe coloration . She requested a plaid design which would match the border trim of the room it was
to reside in. Supplying us with a wallpaper sample which showed her choice of plaid.
She also requested that the throw be a full 48 inches in width. Crafted on
our 40 inch Jack floor loom, Alexandra would have to weave the throw using a
treadling sequence called "double width weave" to compensate for the narrow
width of the loom. We were happy to comply with her requests -- custom design
being one of our favorite tasks. It really is a joy to share in the creativity of such a
project with others.
The double weave technique
The double width weave is the result of weaving two
layers of warp in the place of one. Though you cannot see it here, there is a fold
on the left of this weaving on the loom, which fold is actually the "center" of
the mohair garment once it is off the loom. Both layers connect to one another by a
unique treadling sequence. The yellow metal bar, a weaver's stretcher, maintains
straight, neat edges.
The bright sheen of the diamond fiber
The stripes of the plaid design are not dyed but are a
carefully blended choice of our natural colored angora goat fleeces. The background
coloration was woven with fiber from white yearling fleeces and lightly dyed to achieve
the 'oatmeal' hue that blended perfectly with the natural reds, browns and taupes in the
plaid design. Are you taking note of the incredible luster of mohair?
Hand-spun mohair gleams under light, whether
sunlight or the stark white light of an electric bulb. It is no wonder that it is
called "the Diamond Fiber."
A brown angora goat kid just a day or two old
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Price: $425 - $575 depending on size and weightTop Click for the gallery
34620 Tiller Trail Hwy.
Tiller, Oregon 97484