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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2009 09:42:04 PM »

i have done some spinning with my deer fiber! i havn't got pictures, but i spun it up with wool, switching back and forth between the two fibers.

i spun some up by itself, and i have to wrap it into a ball still, but it held together pretty well. the fibers were about  an inch and half long.  next i want to card it with wool and then spin up the mix

in the time since i posted my original, we moved across the base, and now we have wild bunnies in the yard, and they leave fluff everywhere. i've got half a ziplock full, and when i have a full ziplock i'll be carding it with wool and spinning it.



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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2009 02:47:18 AM »

That's so cool! It makes me wish I had something nearby that would leave fluffy pretties for me. All I have is a snake in a hole in my front yard, an armadillo in my friend's yard, and a bobcat that runs around the place when it feels like it. Of course, there's also my puppies, but that's not quite as exotic as deer fluff! (Or bobcat fluff, but I like all my limbs where they are!)
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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2009 07:48:58 AM »

re: milkweed fluff.  dampen it very slightly to make it less fly away.

Haven't mastered cottonwood fluff yet.  I'd like to try dyeing it then carding it with something else to add nubbies to the finished yarn.
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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2009 09:26:39 AM »

Tee hee glad I'm not the only one who wants to spin cottonwood fluff! I couldn't collect enough to spin this year due to flooding, but maybe next year...
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