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Mohair locks

February 25, 2011

This weekend at Madrona, mohair locks in varying wild colours were available at several booths. The colours and texture were tempting, but if you don’t spin, or don’t want to spin with this, what can you use it for? Well, at the suggestion of my sons, we used them with clay to make sculptures. We used self hardening clay from Crayola, and pointy bamboo skewers to poke the locks into the c lay. I used them to push the beads in for eyes as well. Here are a few photos for inspiration.


Left: Bag of mohair locks  Centre: Dog, by Stick with help from Mummy.  Right: Dangler fish by Pistachio.


Left: mythical hairy guy  Right: sheep, by Stick.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Allison permalink*
    February 25, 2011 9:21 am

    Those are awesome! Your boys are so creative.

  2. Sandy permalink
    February 25, 2011 10:49 am

    Mmmm, mohair locks. I’d spin them, but you and your boys did a fabulous job anyway!

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