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Wind-Gait Farm welcomes special orders for yarns, custom-dyed colors, hand-woven and knit products and soaps. We will gladly ship directly to you from the farm.

Farm Market Hours

Memorial Day Wkd - October 31st
Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am - 6pm

November 1st - December 31st
Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm

January (WEEKENDS ONLY)
Friday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

February (WEEKENDS ONLY)
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

 March - May
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MOHAIR

We shear our Angora Goats twice a year.  The kids produce the finest fiber, called Super Fine Kid.  Mohair is famous for its strength, durability and luster.  It is stronger and warmer than wool and is not subject to shrinking or wrinkling.  Mohair is also fire resistant.

Mohair has several unique properties that are not found in any other animal fiber:

  • Strength - mohair is stronger than steel of the same diameter.
  • Durability - Mohair can be twisted and bent without damage to the fiber; it is the most durable animal fiber.
  • Comfort - The smooth fibers of mohair do not irritate the skin, even for people who are sensitive to wool.        
  • Luster - One of Mohair's important qualities is its ability to take dye and display brilliant colors that resist fading by time or hard wear.
  • Insulating Capacity -  Mohair hollow fibers do not conduct heat; like wool, Mohair provides good insulation, even when wet.
  • Lightweight - Mohair's smooth fibers can be made into fabrics that have a cooling effect; it is ideal for summer garments.
  • Elasticity - Mohair is very elastic; it can be stretched up to 30%, and will spring back to shape; Mohair garments resist wrinkling, stretching, or sagging.
  • Moisture Transfer - Mohair easily absorbs and releases moisture, moving perspiration away from the skin; it is comfortable to wear in cold or hot weather.
  • Shrink Resistance - Because its smooth fibers do not felt, Mohair fibers shrink less than wool.
  • Non-Flammability - Mohair will not burn unless it is exposed to a direct flame. 

 

 

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