Mohair Cinch Making, Level 1

$400.00

3 in stock

Aurelie Avesque-Jouan

Rozet – 3.16

Wednesday-Thursday 26.10 – 27.10 09.00 – 17.00

Beginner/Intermediate

3 in stock

SKU: AN22WS-09 Category:

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Aurelie Avesque-Jouan

Rozet – 3.16

Wednesday-Thursday 26.10 – 27.10 09.00 – 17.00

Beginner/Intermediate

Workshop Description: Participants will learn how to string and design a standard pattern (half diamonds and bars) on a 17-stand straight single layer western mohair cinch (up to 32″/81 cm) or 15-stand straight single layer English mohair girth (up to 80 cm). Participants will be able to choose the colors for their cinch from available colors (please contact Aurelie prior the workshop to select your colors). Learn how to estimate the length of mohair needed for any straight tied mohair cinch in regards to finished length and/or the number of strands. Some specific patterns, like a “checkerboard”, will also be shown. Special attention will be given to addressing the importance of the technical aspects and their impacts on the horse and fitting a cinch (length/width) and how those measurements impact the horse. There will be a review of the different kinds of hardware available on the market as well.
All supplies (mohair and hardware) and tools (frame, scissors, needle) are provided by EQUIMOHAIR and participants will leave with their own cinch. If the students are done with their cinch before the end of the 2 days, further subjects will be discussed (bi-colors, ropers or whatever specific subject students want to see). If there is enough time, students can make a second cinch/girth, paying an extra fee for the additional materials.
After this workshop, students will be “autonomous” on the building of a tied cinch and will be able to make mohair tack for their own need or for business. Mohair is hypoallergenic, comfortable, and breathable (healthy for the horse). It is really strong and easy to care of. This workshop is provided in English and/or French.

Materials to bring: Pencil, notepad, camera, and a floor cushion (some prefer to work sitting on a chair, others on the floor).

Workshop Instructor: Aurelie Avesque-Jouan has been a western saddle maker since 2010. She was taught by Dale Moore in Belgrade, Montana (USA) to build saddles with respect to the horse’s comfort. She has been making cinches as well since then, with the same goal in mind: efficiency of the tools and respect for the horse. Since 2016, she has offered (through EQUIMOHAIR, based in France) mohair cords and yarns and hardware and tools for cinch and tack makers in order to help develop the mohair tack market in Europe. Aurelie speaks French and English.

Workshop Sponsors: EQUIMOHAIR

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