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« on: February 12, 2008 02:50:09 AM »

PLEASE tell me I am not the only one who does this!

I have really long hair and even when I put it up I always manage to sew my hair into my needlework. Cross stitch, needlepoint, etc.....every piece gets my hair sewn up in it  Undecided

My husband says not to worry about it because this way no one can ever steal my work as their own because my DNA is all wrapped up in it.  Tongue

I pick it out when I see it, but of course some gets by me. I swear I am going to have to start wearing a hair net!
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008 03:45:20 PM »

Omg, my hair gets in EVERYTHING! It's only just below my shoulders, but I shed like a dog. I was crocheting myself a dishcloth the other day and I swear a couple pieces of hair got woven in. I don't want to know how much of my hair and how much of my cat's fur is in the rag rug I'm making now. (The cat has a special fascination with the rag rug because of its dangly parts and the fact that it has THREAD OMG in it, so she's always laying on it or chewing on it)
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2008 08:48:48 PM »

I just finished an aran baby blanket and had to spend about an hour untangling my hair from it! (I have dark brown hair so it really showed up...)
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2008 08:54:02 PM »

My friend, who has long blonde hair that gets EVERYWHERE, knitted me a blanket for my birthday and her mum saw it and asked "where did you get the yarn with the silver in it?" My friend looked at it and said "That's not silver, that's my hair!"

There's nothing like giving away a little (or big) piece of yourself when you make something for someone. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2008 08:56:01 PM »

I have always been fascinated by this phenomena.  I imagine future historians examining the DNA found in handmade goods to reconstruct our lives!
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2008 09:11:24 PM »

With crochet and knitting at least i know that it's traditions with some people to work a strand of hair into the piece so that when it gets passed down from generation to generation there's also a part of the person who made it in the piece. So you're not working annoying bits of hair into your pieces your continuing a time honored tradition Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2008 09:27:48 AM »

My hair always get everywhere. When I clean my room I feel like I live in a hair salon. I don't have a lot of room, so I do most of my crafting on the floor, so hair gets in any fabric or yarn I set down. Sometimes it falls into stuff I'm gluing too.
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2008 09:13:56 PM »

With crochet and knitting at least i know that it's traditions with some people to work a strand of hair into the piece so that when it gets passed down from generation to generation there's also a part of the person who made it in the piece. So you're not working annoying bits of hair into your pieces your continuing a time honored tradition Cheesy

I'm so using this excuse!  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2008 12:03:24 AM »

I sew my hair in to a lot of handicrafts. It's annoying. Usually it's a shed hair, but sometimes it's still attached to my head. Ouch.
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2008 08:20:55 PM »

Haha, that's happened to me a couple of times. Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2008 08:51:58 PM »

i totally crochet my hair into pieces accidentally . . . i've even inadvertently wire wrapped my hair into projects before!!! 

jeha . . . i can TOTALLY see the dna thing, i'm picturing some appraiser at antiques roadshow doing genetic testing to id a quilter  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2008 03:27:59 PM »

yep.

I also sew my fingers to work sometimes. i have limited feeling in them so at times I can't feel where the needle is... until I look down and lo and behold, i have fabric sewn to my finger.
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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2008 01:19:06 PM »

eegad! all sounds horrid!
i do tend to sew my clothes,sofa,bed,cushions,homework,bags etc all into projects.

i remeber once at school i leant too close to the machine and...


lo and behold, my hair was attatched to my cushion cover!
someone asked if they should get help but i hissed at them not to cos miss brown(textiles teacher) would be a bit wierded out... i just pulled it out

ditto when i got sellotape in my hair in technology.

and in food tech i melted a tray

and i have sooooo many splinters from woodwork!


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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2008 06:40:35 PM »

I have really long hair, down to my hips, and sometimes when I am engrossed in my knitting, I start knitting in some of my hair without even realizing it. Usually it's just a few strands, and most of the time its just loose strands that were sticking out, but it's always a pain to pull out all the hairs. Sometimes, it gets so tangled up I have to frog some of my work to get the hair out. I thought I was just weird, but I'm glad to know I'm not alone.
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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2008 08:46:37 PM »

I've sewn, knitted, and accidentally burned my hair.
I got tired of it so I chopped it all off. I really didn't
like it, so now I'm considering dreads. If I manage to
work those into a project I'll know I'm hopeless.
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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2009 10:05:08 AM »

I have waist-length red hair that gets crocheted into everything I do. I stopped caring a long time ago. So what if my hair gets in? Nobody is going to really notice. Heck, I don't notice most of the time, and I'm way more critical of my own work than anyone else...

That "tradition" of crafting in a strand of hair just sounds like women back then got frustrated with trying to keep their long hair out of their work, and just gave up and created this story to make it seem like it was done on purpose... crafty women are, well, crafty.
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« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2009 03:34:15 PM »

That "tradition" of crafting in a strand of hair just sounds like women back then got frustrated with trying to keep their long hair out of their work, and just gave up and created this story to make it seem like it was done on purpose... crafty women are, well, crafty.

That's hilarious and your probably dead on. LOL..My hair gets everywhere..In the blankets I crochet and the quilts I make. Atleast the quilts its easy to lint roll them off...for the most part..My husband is constantly pulling my hair out of his stubble..LOL..I told him if he'd shave it, it wouldn't collect my hair. Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2009 11:38:21 PM »

LOL. I love your stories! I have yet to sew my hair into anything, cat hair however rules my house and gets glued and sewn into stuf regularly. I wonder if I card and spin it if I can make a cat hair purse or scarf..........
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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2009 12:23:29 PM »

I've never sewn my hair into anything, but I have MORE THAN ONCE sewed a piece I was handstitching to my skirt. I've sometimes done this for a whole lot of stitches before noticing...
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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2009 12:25:31 PM »

I wonder if I card and spin it if I can make a cat hair purse or scarf..........

[laughs] I've considered that before now! Certainly it would be lovely and soft...
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« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2010 10:53:52 AM »

I know this is an old post...... but... I just HAD to pass a comment on this. (You see, I was looking at newer posts, then going to profiles to see what else you've made! That's how I ended up on this post.) I am sitting here laughing my butt off because I have hair issues too. Mine is too long to deal with and I often resort to a granny bun. Wear a granny bun daily for eight plus hours and after about a week your head will hurt! I have to let your know that you are not the only girl who gets her super long locks into everything. Mine is always in my way when I let it down. I even worry when I use the little girls room that it'll get a bath while I am sitting there doing my business. Taking the trash out is a joy too when your hair is dipping into the ickyness that is the garbage can! So, to cut my long waffle short, no..... you're not the only one ;o)
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« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2010 09:41:50 AM »

I have always been fascinated by this phenomena.  I imagine future historians examining the DNA found in handmade goods to reconstruct our lives!
Yes I am weird.

I think the dna can only be found if the root is attached...not 100% sure on that but that's what I gather from watching Criminal Minds.
However, as a student of Ancient History and Archaeology I would love to be able to find out things about the past by hair woven in items...roman purse with hair trapped in it...that would be awesome. XD
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« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2010 07:12:14 AM »

I have really short hair and still it gets tangled into my crafting, but even more than that my sisters and moms hair do. They all have longer hair and it get in everything, I don't usually mind unless it shows up too much.
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« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2010 09:40:55 PM »

I used to have really long hair. (like, really, really long hair) and it always got sewed into my projects!  I once got my sewing machine jammed because of this! 
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« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2010 02:22:56 PM »

My mother in law is a borderline obsessvie perfectionist. So when my daughter was tiny and she used to knit and crochet lots of blankets and clothes for her i used to sit there and pick all of the thousands of hairs out of the item in front of her. Really wound her up haha
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« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2011 07:07:57 PM »

I can't say I've done this (I always put my hair up so it won't get into my face when I'm sewing) but I have sewed projects into my pants, my couch, my bed, my sister's bed (Shhhh she still doesn't know about that) and my shirts.
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« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2011 02:11:24 PM »

I love this post Smiley Good to not feel alone in this issue.

After getting my hair stuck in embroidery too many times, I thought maybe I would do it intentionally... mix a piece of my hair in with the embroidery floss and have "fine copper highlights" as a special touch. (Haven't done this yet).

Thankfully I've never got it caught in sewing, however it *has* fallen in the way of my scissors or rotary cutter while cutting fabric Sad My hair is mid-thigh length. I've also gotten it caught in crochet, tape while wrapping gifts, and wool while using a drop spindle. Ouch.
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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2012 08:51:46 AM »

I can't believe I haven't seen this post before.  I am always fighting the fight against hair.  Not just mine either, but those of my cats.  It doesn't matter if I'm crocheting, knitting or sewing.  If you receive something from me, it probably has my hair in it!  I have also heard that story that it's good luck to sew in a piece of your hair if you're making something for someone you love.  I always tell myself that for comfort.  Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2012 03:42:05 PM »

I had this problem just the other day. I was making fimo roses for a swap and after attaching the last petal I saw a hair sticking straight out of it.  I couldnt pull it out without ripping all the petals off so I snipped it down with nail clippers.
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« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2012 01:00:11 PM »

aparently some of the beading and lace on Queen Eliabeth II's wedding dress had the hair of the seamstresses sewin into it so they could be present with her when she got married.
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« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2012 10:31:15 PM »

aparently some of the beading and lace on Queen Eliabeth II's wedding dress had the hair of the seamstresses sewin into it so they could be present with her when she got married.

Thats almost morbid but I get where they are coming from. Spend all that time and energy doing a dress for a very high up and you dont even get to really see her in it.
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« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2012 06:38:56 PM »

Every time I set up shop on the floor or the bed to macrame, I wind up getting a metric ton of hair in it. Sometimes it's the hair attached to my head, and sometimes it's the hair already laying there.

What's worse is, not only do I have very long hair, but my partner has long hair as well as a full beard, so with the two of us combined, you can imagine the stray hair...

Of course I will pull it out if I catch it within one or two knots, but if I don't notice it until the whole thing is done, there's just no way. I usually just take some scissors to it afterwards and hope no one notices...
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« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2012 12:08:42 PM »

Everything I knit or crochet gets my 44inch+ hair in it Tongue
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« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2012 08:47:38 AM »

Wow Alexus1325! 44 inch hair!?! That is almost a sweater in itself.
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« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2012 09:06:28 AM »

I just started doing needlepoint and I have since learned to pull my hair back lol I think the owl hoop I just sent off for a swap had some of my hair still tangled under the thread.
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« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2012 08:45:38 AM »

Wow Alexus1325! 44 inch hair!?! That is almost a sweater in itself.

LOL! When it's loose, my back gets hot Tongue I usually wear it twisted in a bun and pinned with one of those two-prong doohickies, or just braided.

I've been knitting like a fiend for Christmas, and I've had those inevitable moments where I sigh and try to gently pull a strand of hair out of the stitches.

Also, I have, on more than one occasion, dipped my hair into things I was cooking...
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« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2012 11:37:13 AM »


Also, I have, on more than one occasion, dipped my hair into things I was cooking...

Haha! I know what you mean. My hair is below waist length. I lit my hair on fire once (only once!!) lighting our Sabbath candles. Imagine red hair on fire....the kids loved it.....it sparks. lol
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Also, I have, on more than one occasion, dipped my hair into things I was cooking...

Haha! I know what you mean. My hair is below waist length. I lit my hair on fire once (only once!!) lighting our Sabbath candles. Imagine red hair on fire....the kids loved it.....it sparks. lol

BWAHAHAHA!!!! Oh man, that's horribly hilarious, and I can totally relate Tongue I lost a big hank of hair, an eyebrow, some eyelashes and NOSE HAIR to a BBQ fireball because the sparker wouldn't work. It's a bad idea to gasp when there is fire in your face.

So who all's going to purposefully sew their hair for this months "Thread It" challenge? Tongue
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« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2012 07:26:04 PM »

I know that feeling.
My hair is just to my shoulders now, but years ago I had hair down to my hips. Random strands would find their way out of the bun and I would sew it to my projects. I used to attempt crochet and I'd always crochet a good sized lock into my project and have to carefully pull it loose.
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