MASTERWEAVE, New Zealand’s premier Mohair weaver, is renowned for its consistently high quality Mohair and Alpaca products, including decorative throws, knee wraps and scarves. The company is located in the famed Wairarapa farming region of New Zealand and is the country’s only specialist Mohair weaving facility.
Owners Philippa and Lindsay Cairns have over twenty five years of experience with Mohair, and purchased a small weaving facility in 1989, following many years of farming. Innovation and flexibility are the hallmarks of the company. Masterweave was commissioned by Peter Jackson, director of Lord of The Rings movie trilogy (and who has a home nearby, to develop fabrics that could accommodate the special effects used in the films. These fabrics were used on the costumes for the Oscar winning movies.
Lindsay’s creativity and willingness to experiment with various techniques has lead to international commissions. Masterweave both designs and manufactures for the Australian Alpaca industry and works with designers as far afield as The Netherlands, Kentucky U.S.A. and at home in New Zealand.
PRODUCT CARE: Mohair is a natural, luxurious fibre that dries well and resists shrinking. Unlike wool, Mohair has no scales. A vigorous shake will dislodge most dirt particles.
WASHING MOHAIR: Soak in tepid water using mild detergent recommended for washing wool. Gently agitate by hand to dislodge any dirt particles. Do not agitate unduly. Rinse in clean, cool water and spin to rid excess water. A small amount of fabric softener can be used if desired. Hang over a line or lay flat to dry. (Mohair dries quite quickly.) When dry, a brisk shake or brush (with a hair brush) will restore the pile. Do not tumble dry. Your Mohair article can also be dry cleaned by a reputable drycleaner.