Before I start telling you about my mohair yarn, I had better explain something that often causes confusion: Angora goats are the source of mohair, but Angora yarn does not come from Angora goats, it comes from rabbits.
After I had shorn my Angora goats, I had bags and bags of dirty mohair. I would ship it off to a place in Alberta where they would spin it into yarn. The yarn was returned to me on big spools. I would then measure out skeins of mohair yarn, wash it, then dry it (photo above)
Once it was clean and dry I would dye it in a big canning pot on the kitchen stove. Mohair took color beautifully and the result was really brilliantly colored yarn which I sold locally, usually at Christmas fairs. I had some customers, who weren’t really knitters, buy it because the colors were so beautiful.