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Catawampus Farm is run by a fiber addicted midwife and her patient spouse (who prefers woodworking). We raise naturally colored and white angora goats, who produce lovely soft mohair. We shear twice a year, and process the fleece ourselves or at a small local spinning mill. All of our naturally colored mohair blends are made with hand-selected wool fleeces from other small Maine farms.

Forget any old concepts you may have of itchy mohair. Fine mohair is so silky and soft! It gives yarn a lovely halo, sheen, softness and strength. When blended with wool, I think it makes a perfect yarn which is soft, light and warm. Spinning, knitting, weaving are all about fondling fiber, right? My philosophy: "Life's too short for tiny needles and scratchy yarn!"

  • Joined June 14, 2008

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Mohair, wool, alpaca

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Catawampus Farm is run by a fiber addicted midwife and her patient spouse (who prefers woodworking). We raise naturally colored and white angora goats, who produce lovely soft mohair. We shear twice a year, and process the fleece ourselves or at a small local spinning mill. All of our naturally colored mohair blends are made with hand-selected wool fleeces from other small Maine farms.

Forget any old concepts you may have of itchy mohair. Fine mohair is so silky and soft! It gives yarn a lovely halo, sheen, softness and strength. When blended with wool, I think it makes a perfect yarn which is soft, light and warm. Spinning, knitting, weaving are all about fondling fiber, right? My philosophy: "Life's too short for tiny needles and scratchy yarn!"

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