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« on: November 01, 2009 11:30:54 AM »

A game if you will! Because I'm sick and bored. Plus, other boards start little games, why not us?  Cheesy Grin

I'm reusing this one, but I go with Elvis's $15000 clump of hair...http://cbs2chicago.com/local/Elvis.hair.auction.2.1222237.html


Somebody said Carrot Top hair before. I must admit, I enjoy the thought of that one. I think it would look nice in some novelty yarn, but Elvis's hair would make a nice strong yarn. Something for really getting some wear out of.  Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009 08:50:46 PM »

Is it pathetic that I read this and immediately thought of my Veela roleplaying character in Harry Potter who lives in the woods and spins her own hair?
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Nesse
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2009 03:37:37 PM »

my mum is saving the fur from our ovcharka for me to spin Grin look how big they get!!
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kwicz
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2009 09:23:19 AM »

So far I've tried cat fur, easter egg grass, tree bark, pills from sweaters, spider webs, and tent caterpillar webs, but not human hair yet! I think the weirdest thing that I've *wanted* to spin is algae. It's such a pretty green color, and some of it forms lovely threadlike structures.
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Nesse
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2009 11:09:54 AM »

how do you go about spinning tree bark?
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kwicz
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2009 03:04:29 PM »

Well, I'm really just spinning the inner bark, and I peeled it off my mulberry tree prunings. I figured, if paper could be made from it I could probably spin it. I've spun the bark directly off the stick for twine, and I'm planning to soak a batch of bark to pound into the softer fibers used in making paper. I'm hoping that will give me something less like basketry material and more like yarn.  Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2009 03:11:33 PM »

I have some bags of really natural looking spanish moss that won't sell in my STS shop. I think I may spin that. It would make a neat fake bird nest.
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2009 09:14:35 PM »

I knew a few years ago someone here on Craftster did post that they spun up their hair. They said it was pokey and itchy and they were suprised I think. Hmmm let's see...this is a good game for ADD folks like myself....OOOO I know....I have this odd obsession with the idea of spinning wooly mammoth hair...yup..You know, they are always digging them out of the ice. I read about some scientists cooking some meat from one. Freezerburn after several thousand years?? They said it was good. Whatever, what did they do with the hairs? I assume they are bristly. How many spinners living in the last few thousand years have spun that up??? Sometimes I think I am way out there..lol
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2010 12:34:21 PM »

How about dog hair? Bath the dog, cut the hair and then spin away.

I shave kennels and there is usually about 50 lbs of hair on the floor when I get done.
It just gets burnt. Sad
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2010 01:22:54 PM »

Lots of people spin dog hair! If you're cool with that kind of thing, go for it. I personally am allergic to lots of dogs so I couldn't do it. This lady spins custom yarn out of people's dogs hair. http://www.spinningstrawintogold.com/ She seems to do really well actually. I met her at the DFW Fiber Fest.
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