The first stop was at Wellington Fibres. They have a herd of Angora Goats, a processing mill and a shop where they sell their mohair yarns and rovings.
Katie, a viewer of the Fibre Friends Podcast meet us there and I was able to meet her in person which was wonderful! We both bought some lace weight 80% mohair 20% wool for shawls. Katie picked a gorgeous blue and I of course went with this amazing green.
|Katie - Me|
We went on a tour of the processing mill. My goodness, what a lot of work and care they put into the making of their yarns and rovings.
|Can't you just SEE how soft these are!|
We saw how boucle yarn is made - fascinating!
|These loops were made right in front of us!|
Then we visited the goats. There were babies; need I say more. If I could have figured out which baby belonged to which doe I may have tried to smuggle the pair into my car ;)
With everyone paying all their attention to the cute babies, I think the buck was feeling lonely. So I fed him some hay. I think he liked having some company.
|Thanks Doralyn for these wonderful goat pictures :)|
This was our morning; yarn shopping, watching yarn being made and seeing the beautiful animals that give us this soft mohair and the day didn't end there. The afternoon was filled with visits to 2 yarn shops but I think I will save that for the next post.