| NEW SHIPPING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE - this includes HOW I WILL SHIP YOUR AUCTION WIN AND WHAT THE COST OF SHIPPING WILL BE, especially for the following destinations: CANADA, AUSTRALIA AND THE UK.
another "double" offering today! PREMIUM MOHAIR for rooting
1. 10 inch lovely locks - very lustrous - gorgeous strawberry blond highlights - straight/wave (large wave in the fleece) -- NO DYES! natural STRAWBERRY BLOND- 3/4 ounce
2. 8 to 9 inch lovely soft mohair locks - what I call "loose curl" - a very nice fleece (as seen) - dyed light brown. Silky locks - 3/4 ounce
As photographed this early morning in natural light under my picture window -
The mohair you see is the mohair you will receive if you win this auction
This AUCTION is for (approximate weights) - 3/4 ounce plus 3/4 ounce which equals 1 1/2 ozs altogether - in two offerings) - PREMIUM MOHAIR for rooting reborns and one of a kind (OOAK) dolls
Our mohair has been washed/dyed and well combed - another great offering from Singing Falls
Thank you all for viewing our auctions! We hope to serve the reborning community by offering high quality mohair for your artistic needs. Washed - dyed - combed and conditioned - the mohair is carefully shorn from healthy angora goats who live in the southern Cascade mountains of Oregon. We allow their pretty locks to grow an extra few inches each year because we specialize in doll hair fleeces. It is so rewarding for us to interact with the reborning and OOAK community; we love working with you to make sure your babies are picture perfect!
Thank you, as always, for your kind comments - your wonderful bids.
TYPE OF LOCK: photos show it best!
LENGTH OF LOCK: in above descriptions
ON DARK DYES: I take the greatest care to rinse - rinse and rinse yet
again your darkly dyed mohair. The hottest cleanest water is used
(this is after sudsing twice in hot water wash.) However, there might
be some residual "bleeding" occur in your darkly dyed mohair. My
understanding, from being in the business for many many years, is that
my brand of conditioner that I use to comb mohair - mixed with your
conditioner will SOMETIMES cause the dyes to bleed. There are easy
ways to remedy this if you should experience bleeding dyes (it is NOT
dirt, it is residual dye.)
We who produce mohair for our dear dolly customers usually use acid dyes (which are the best for color fast dyes) on our mohair. Yes, I've already done most of the work for you - I have already rinsed your mohair at least three times in hot water (and washed in gentle soaps.) However, there is a slight possibility that your dark batch of mohair will still bleed. The darker the color, the more likely mohair will bleed. Though I do my best to watch that my rinse water sparkles cleanly after the last rinse, but again - when you spritz your mohair for its final combing with your brand of conditioner - it can cause the dye to slightly bleed.
What should you do when you receive your package of dark mohair from me?
**I suggest the following: ALWAYS test your darker colored mohairs with hot water (from the tap is fine) - hot, not boiling. TEST TO SEE IF IT BLEEDS. Grab a lock of mohair - put it under your hot water tap. If you see it running color under hot tap water, you know you must do something else before rooting your pretty doll's head. What is that? Take a lock from the batch and rinse it in hot tap water until it quits bleeding. Lay it on a paper towel. Do this ALL GENTLY so you don't lose the "combing" of the mohair (you don't want tangles!) Get another lock from the batch - rinse away and lay gentle on your paper towel.
Now you have a line up of wet locks. You can root from wet locks, or wait until they dry and then root. But your problem is FIXED. No more bleeding to worry about!
By the way, I do not use harsh chemicals in the processing of my mohair. Hot water and a vinegar mordant is all I use to set dyes. Believe me, if angora goats had DARK BROWN mohair on them, I, Alexandra, would shear those lovely fleeces and never dye another batch of mohair! I love natural best. But who can deny that a dark head of baby hair is gorgeous? So, I use plenty of dark dyes. Hoping we can work together to make your babies PERFECT, I remain your supplier of quality mohair - and hope to also answer any mohair questions you might have. (After 30 years of angora goat farming, I'd better know something!)
alexandra (aka the Mohairgoat)
further, in regard to dyes:
The best premium dyes (acid dyes) are used to dye this mohair. Often I blend different colored dyes to achieve just the right color. I feel like a "color alchemist" when I stand at my stove over my dye pots. "Oh, I love that shade of blond," I'll say as I carefully stir and lift my dye spoon from the hot dye water, bringing up some locks of mohair in a gorgeous hue. Or I'll see a baby's head when in town and say to myself, "I've got to achieve THAT color..." I put the groceries away, take out the dye pots and find a lovely batch of mohair to dye up...
After dying a batch of mohair, I take one lock - and carefully dry it. After that it is placed in natural light (sunlight usually) to judge whether I see "off colors" or not. Like you, I don't like "greens" - and so I sometimes have to redye locks - or, if the batch does not meet my inspection, I put it away in my "seconds" bag. If it's gorgeous, it's ready for stage II - the WASH process.
After dyeing I wash in VERY HOT water and suds to make sure all the dye is gone. Many times there are more than two HOT rinses and sometimes three, to stave off bleeding as much as in my power to do so (see above disclaimer on dark dyes.) The DARK colors are the ones to really watch closely, and I do.
After rinsing I let the mohair dry (if there is sunshine outside, it dries in the sunshine.) I make sure it is not accessible to my kitties, for they love to lounge in that soft mohair - and if you have pets, you'll notice that also! (So, watch where you put your carefully combed mohair!)
By the way, this is a SMOKE FREE home and I use a fresh scented leave on conditioner at my last combing, which means your mohair will smell wonderful when received. (We are complimented often on the wonderful "smell" of our mohair!)
After the mohair is dry - it must be combed. I comb until there are no knots. No tangles! (I use a special leave on conditioner for my last combing.)
We are proud to offer this quality mohair to the OOAK (one of a kind dolls) and REBORN community.
As always, we hope the pictures show you what is being offered.
The PREMIUM MOHAIR shown is the angora mohair that will be mailed to you.
As always, we stand by our promise to return your money if you are not completely satisfied.
From our farm to your home, with love.
Alexandra, SINGING FALLS
New shipping information for ALL INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS - INCLUDING CANADA, AUSTRALIA AND THE UK:I will be using USPS PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL shipping envelopes for all mohair to CANADA and AUSTRALIA & UK. $12.95 to Canada - and $16.95 to Australia and UK. PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL is nice because your mohair is shipping QUICKLY - never lost - and comes in a big cardboard envelope that will hold more than one batch of mohair, so if you wish to bid on more than one auction, go ahead! I can combine.
Most international destinations will require USPS PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL shipment - contact me for further details if you have questions.
I appreciate you all - every one of our doll hair customers has helped to make our days happy and profitable. We love what we do here at Singing Falls - and want to continue selling the finest doll hair we can to our great international customers.
Thank you so much for always "making my day"...
USA, our rates are $5.00 per mailing in the PRIORITY FLAT RATE envelopes, which include a delivery confirmation for tracing your package anywhere in the CONTINGENT USA.
USA - PRIORITY
MAILING: We ask for $5.00 for priority mailing along with DELIVERY
CONFIRMATION. Usually delivery within two to three days.
Yes, I gladly combine if you win more than one auction. Contact me if you are STILL BIDDING on another item. If you are in the USA - we can combine in the flat rate envelope for the same $5 price.
AND FINALLY, I would like it if you pay within 4 working days of winning the auction; I cannot hold mohair here indefinitely - write me and let me know your plans because I like to work alongside my customers. If I don't receive a payment within 4 working days, I will assume you bid by accident. I will possibly relist the item at that point, but not before contacting you. I do believe strongly in WORKING with you...thanks!