Blue Rose: I'll likely crochet a barnacle or teardrop from Tofu's yarn for a fiber art installation of some sort.
Jexxican: I used hand carders and just layered the silk between two layers of dog down. There's a slight shimmer to the silk as the dog down is very matte so it was easy to see how well the silk incorporated into the yarn.
Mrsfibble: Strangely enough, Japanese Spitz don't really smell when wet. They're a very clean breed. I also plan on setting the yarn and conditioning it which should keep the fibers from smelling like wet dog afterwards.
Belladune: I found it a bit difficult at times cause of how fluffy and fine the fur was! Hearing my husband go "so that's why you wanted a fluffy dog" made it worth while.
Elderflower: There was a couple who loved their collies so much, they had the dogs' coats shaved after they were put down (due to old age), and spun into yarn to create matching sweaters. Thought it was rather odd but I suppose that's one way of remembering their four-legged companions. Some folks in Canada use wolf down for spinning . Would love to get a hold of some wolf down.
Indigo_roses: Thanks! Short fibers need love too~