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Thread: GDG - who needs mittens? = Spinning Dog Fur Into Yarn

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    Default GDG - who needs mittens? = Spinning Dog Fur Into Yarn

    found this in the VT Crags List. http://burlington.craigslist.org/zip/3832699197.html
    Do not know the person.
    Too funny not to show you all.
    I'm gonna sweep up a sack of Chessie Hair right now.

    a quote from the link-

    I am offering my services free of charge to spin your dog's fur into yarn. I am a competent spinner with plenty of experience spinning wool, alpaca, mohair, yak, etc., and would like to gain more experience working with dog fur. You would be responsible for paying for shipping - the cost of sending the fur to me, and the cost of sending the finished yarn back to you.

    Dog fur makes beautiful yarn and does not smell like an old stinky dog. It is thoroughly washed before spinning, as well as after. The soft undercoat is used to spin the yarn and is easily obtained from your dog by simply brushing. Dog fur from short haired breeds will not work. The length of the individual hairs in the fur needs to be at least 1 inch in order to be spun into yarn.
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    I am also a hanspinner (Jennifer) and there is NO WAY I'd want Labrador on me! Love my girls, but those hair tips are needle like! I will stick with wool! But I suppose a sweater would shed water well LOL
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    That chessie undercoat would make some great long johns.
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    I dunno Ken. Can you ever get the stink out of Chessie hair?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Tome View Post
    I dunno Ken. Can you ever get the stink out of Chessie hair?
    hey, this spinner has used Yak! Ever smell a wet Yak?
    and most my gear ends up sniffing Chessie like after a bit anyway. Wadda I gots to loose
    I think the golden retriever folk should jump on this. Imagin the bandanas they could make!!!
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    Can she spin back hair?

    Asking for a friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cut em Shelby View Post
    Can she spin back hair?

    Asking for a friend.
    Now that made me laugh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    hey, this spinner has used Yak! Ever smell a wet Yak?
    and most my gear ends up sniffing Chessie like after a bit anyway. Wadda I gots to loose
    I think the golden retriever folk should jump on this. Imagin the bandanas they could make!!!
    Now that is funny right there,,,
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