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saving dog hair.

I can't find the post, but it was a long time ago. Who is saving dog hair to be spun into yarn and have something made out of it. I know there is a company that does this , but I can't find it. Anyone??? Was it Karen?

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I believe it was Karen, Evelyn.

I use Tyler's hair for the birds during nesting time. I hang it in a mesh bag from a shepherd's hook and they pull it out to take off to make their nests. My birds have the cushiness nests in town thanks to Tyler.


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Yes, it's me! (Although Pam King does it too!)

I have ALMOST a gallon now, which is what I was told is the minimum amount that is worth spinning. I have 3 hard-packed quart bags of white hair, and about 3/4 of a bag of black. I want a white scarf with a black stripe to match my boy!


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I have been saving hair also. What I need to know is the name of the place that you plan on having it all done at .Do they have a web sight. A white scarf with a black stripe sounds awesome! I have quite a bit of Whimsy's too just not sure what I would be making it into. I might save for a few more years..just depends I guess. Thanks...I thought it might be you saving Kodi's!

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I want to make something from the hair. Ive been making felted baby booties and think it would be fun to make some slippers out of Maddie's and Zoeys hair. I would just add the fur to the other wool.
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Evelyn here is a felted scarf just the right color for Whimsy's hair to be added. I do like the idea of a knitted one. I would look into weaving shops and spinning . I just found one on the internet. customdoghairspinning.com
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I have been saving hair also. What I need to know is the name of the place that you plan on having it all done at .Do they have a web sight. A white scarf with a black stripe sounds awesome! I have quite a bit of Whimsy's too just not sure what I would be making it into. I might save for a few more years..just depends I guess. Thanks...I thought it might be you saving Kodi's!
Evelyn, just Google "dog hair yarn" and you'll find LOTS of options. I haven't looked into it that closely yet. I do know that I've been told that dog hair doesn't have enough of the little barbs that hold yarn together and make it strong, so it is best mixed with something else. They still use mostly your dog's hair, and you have a choice of other fibers to add for strength.


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Evelyn here is a felted scarf just the right color for Whimsy's hair to be added. I do like the idea of a knitted one. I would look into weaving shops and spinning . I just found one on the internet. customdoghairspinning.com
That's really gorgeous, Suzi!


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I have read on several sites that the hair you collect should be stored in a box or a paper or cloth bag and not plastic or else it gets too felted.
Still investigating . Wish I could find someone on here who has actually had something made from a company that they sent their dogs hair to.

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I have read on several sites that the hair you collect should be stored in a box or a paper or cloth bag and not plastic or else it gets too felted.
Still investigating . Wish I could find someone on here who has actually had something made from a company that they sent their dogs hair to.
If that's true, I may be in trouble!


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