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Mohair Cinch Making


Mohair Cinch Making

Aurélie Avesque-Jouan

Wednesday-Thursday, 17. - 18. October, 2018

ROZET, Kortestraat 16, Arnhem

09.00 - 18.00, (9 am - 6 pm)

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Course description: Participants will learn how to string and design a standard pattern (half diamonds and bars) on  a 17-strand straight, single-layer western mohair cinch (up to 32”). Participants can choose the colors for their cinch from available colors. They will learn how to estimate the length of mohair needed for any straight-tied mohair cinch regarding the finished length and/or the number of strands. We will also see some specific patterns like the “checkerboard” and/or “toothpick” and how to start a bi-color body cinch.

Special explanations will be made regarding the importance of the technical aspects and their impact on the horse, as well as the fitting of a cinch (length/width) and its impact on the horse.

All supplies (mohair and hardware) and tools (frame, scissors, needle) are provided by EQUIMOHAIR and participants will leave with their own cinch. We will review the different kind of hardware available on the market.

If the students are done with their cinch before the end of the 2 days, we can discuss other subjects (ropers/English cinches, or a specific topic that interests them) or, if there is enough time, they can learn and make a dressage English girth (80 cm max) {with an extra 45€ fee for the additional materials}.

Workshop is provided in English and/or French. Upon completion, students will be able to “autonomously” build a tied cinch and will be able to make mohair tack for their own need or for business.

Mohair is hypoallergenic, comfortable and breathable for the horse. It is really strong and easy to care for.

Student Should Bring: Note taking materials, camera, floor cushion (because you may prefer to work sitting on the floor vs. a chair).

Aurelie Avesque-Jouan 

has been a western saddle maker since 2010. She was taught by Dale Moore in Belgrade, Montana, to build saddles that respect the horse. About the same time, she  learned to make western mohair cinches from Darin Alexander with the same goal: making cinches that were good for both the horse and rider. Since 2016, she has offered (through EQUIMOHAIR – based in France) mohair cords and yarns, hardware and tools for cinch and tack makers in order to help to develop the mohair tack market in Europe. Aurélie speaks French and English.

Cancellation Policy

• There is a $25 administration fee for cancelling a workshop.
  (The cost of the workshop will be refunded minus the $25 fee.)
• No refunds after FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018.