Mohair

The fleece from Angora goats is called mohair.  Some of the characteristics of mohair are:

  • Luster. Mohair has a beautiful luster which sets it apart from other   natural fibres
  • Strong and long wearing.
  • Warm and soft

Products

Fine mohair can be dyed and used as dolls hair.  It can also be spun and used in much the same way wool is used either for knitting or crochet.  Contrary to popular opinion, mohair can be spun by itself.  However it combines well with wool and silk.

As an animal ages, its mohair becomes coarser.  This coarser mohair can be used in weaving and felting.  It can also be used as stuffing in cushions and doonas.

Angora goats are shorn twice a year.