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Knitting with dog hair

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Here’s an fascinating gallery of people who made clothing from their dog’s hair (dogs also pictured)… There seems to be enough interest in this that there’s a book on it too “Knitting with dog hair” via CRAFT. I’m impressed, a great use of dog hair that would normally just get brushed away… I’m going to ask Tina if we can get some of these folks for the next cover of CRAFT

14 thoughts on “Knitting with dog hair

  1. Having owned several Samoyeds, I know their fur can be used to make wool clothing for those who are allergic to regular wool.

  2. Yuck! This is really disgusting.
    You will stink like a wet dog for the rest of your life if your wear this in the rain.
    Probably even without rain.

  3. That’s a silly comment; you won’t stink at all. I’ve worked with wool straight from the sheep – it’s smelly, and greasy with lanolin, and sometimes full of (dead) ticks. You wash it all properly, whether it’s sheep wool or dog hair or alpaca, or cashmere goat (ever smelled a goat????); it doesn’t smell at all by the time it’s made into a garment.

  4. My sister owns two samoyeds and I can confirm that in our little network of other samoyed owners there are several who spin yarn out of the wool from the dogs. Because it’s not the ‘hair’ per se, but the warming wool that lies beneath that is used for yarn. Once washed it’s just like any natural fiber textile, no particular “wet dog” smell or anything.

    I don’t understand those who think this is “gross”, what’s the problem? I wonder what they would think of human hair jewelry … (yes, it exists)

  5. Hair loss become a burning nut of this era owing
    to, there are countless number of people are under this depression. It’s
    noxious for those who are so engaging personalities of this world ‘Celebrities’
    because they are more sensitive to maintain their physical look especially for
    the beauty models. 

    Hair Transplant

  6. Hair loss become a burning nut of this era owing
    to, there are countless number of people are under this depression. It’s
    noxious for those who are so engaging personalities of this world ‘Celebrities’
    because they are more sensitive to maintain their physical look especially for
    the beauty models. 

    Hair Transplant

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