~~* Galaxy: A Shawl *~~
A "no dyes applied" all natural colored shawl
This is another blue ribbon winner from the Eugene, Oregon Black
Sheep Gathering. It is made up entirely of hand-spun 100% natural colored mohair. Until recently,
natural colored mohair was a rarity due to breeding practices instituted by the
mohair industry. They didn't want a single "colored" hair in the
mix.Things have changed in recent years, however. A colored angora goat registry
started up - made up of mainly small family goat herds.
A close up of the rich textured warp and weft of this natural colored mohair shawl.
Even though the colored angora goat produces what are generally considered muted earth tones of color, It's brilliant sheen offsets it. Mohair is noted for its unique ability to pick up and reflect color. This characteristic is not lost in the colored angora mohair. It makes for a most striking combination of virtues.
The perfect garment to take the spring chill away.
This shawl was hand spun with seven uniquely colored mohair fleeces.
Off the loom it weighs one and a half pounds. Luxurious, it is woven of
lustrous soft mohair. Eighty-six inches long (including long fringe) and twenty-three inches wide, it is the perfect wrap for a cool day's stroll. Very feminine.
The varied hued colored angoras with their late Spring fleece. By fall, they will have grown their mohair considerably and will need to be shorn.
Price: $425 - $575 depending on size and weight
Price: $325Top Click for the gallery
34620 Tiller Trail Hwy.
Tiller, Oregon 97484