Monday, October 02, 2006

Dog hair yarn

The very first fiber I ever spun was dog hair. Specifically, it was Gloria's hair. And it was spun using a Q-tip. Matthew showed me how to do it.

Here is a picture of Gloria.

She's pretty. She's got lovely fur. It's soft and silky and it has an average length of about 2 to 3 inches. But I have a little trouble with the odor. Like wet wool, dog hair has it on particular odor. I can't say I'm fond of it.

I think I need to try to spin some more of it however, as I have a whole bag full. Matthew has done a wonderful job of brushing her out lately and has collected quit a bit. I have no earthly idea what I would make from it however... other than perhaps a coat for Maggie.

1 comment:

Barbara said...

I never did figure out what to make with any of the dog fur that I spun either.

Cute dogs, what kind of dog is Maggie?