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Australian Mohair - Gabriele - 07-08-2011

Hi everyone. As you know I don't actually create reborns myself, I only collect. There is a cute bub I'm looking at by a new Australian artist and the AA bub is just gorgeous..... to me.
The artist said she used "the finest Australian mohair" for the bub's hair, and I have heard alot of you here talking about mohair from overseas sellers and how good some types of mohair are. As I have no idea about these things, I though I'd ask the opinion of you all about Australian mohair (this bub's hair is curly, too) and whether it is a good quality.

She looks gorgeous in her pics but her hair also looks like it would easily knot. As I already said, I don't know about these things..... but what do you think?


RE: Australian Mohair - sandra - 07-08-2011

Is she on ebay? What is the link? I have used mohair from a lady in Gippsland and it's beautiful.


RE: Australian Mohair - Gabriele - 07-08-2011

LOL how could I forget the link? Silly me. Here it is....

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Beautiful-Ethnic-AA-Biracial-reborn-doll-baby-/250846337205?pt=UK_Doll_Bears_Dolls_EH&hash=item3a679b58b5

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Have a look at some of the pics of her down the page on her website and let me know what you think...... Also let me know what you think of the bub Smile


RE: Australian Mohair - sandra - 07-08-2011

I think she is beautiful and her hair is lovely.


RE: Australian Mohair - andama - 07-08-2011

I mostly use Australian mohair and I love it but I have no problems with mohair from overseas. We get what we pay for and any artist will tell you that. Most mohair I by is between $19 and $45 which is pretty average for a good quality. I am interested in what other artists have to say about mohair.

cheers


RE: Australian Mohair - Gabriele - 07-08-2011

Good to know, thanks. I do like her hair - it's quite wild and all-over-the-place Smile


RE: Australian Mohair - karen west - 07-08-2011

She's very cute and in my experience all babies hair does knot and get messy, even using the very best mohair you just have to carefully moisten and brush it often to keep it nice
Karen


RE: Australian Mohair - andama - 07-08-2011

Hair hair (lol) Karen you are so right about needing to maintain the hair.

cheers


RE: Australian Mohair - Kylie - 07-08-2011

I have used overseas mohair and stuff you can get from the australian sellers. IMO you can definitely tell a difference. Yes it all gets messy but the cheaper mohair knots easily as opposed to the higher quality just getting messed up. I have reborns in my collection done with both the cheaper hair and the higher grade stuff and without a doubt you can tell a difference. In saying that though even the cheaper hair can be made look nice and in the end if you love the baby and are okay with not having the more expensive mohair then I say go for it. In the end its your collection and we buy these babies for ourselves Big Grin

P.S I think this little girl is cute!


RE: Australian Mohair - andama - 07-08-2011

I find with much of the cheaper mohair you can get an awful lost of waste and the dye often runs a lot as well plus I agree it can be more difficult to look after, quality mohair feels better that is for sure and it is lovely to work with plus I think there is much much less wastage or there seems to be when I use quality hair.

cheers