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« on: May 15, 2004 05:10:49 PM »

I'm teaching myself to spin and just finished two balls of yarn I'm really happy with. I bought the dyed wool roving off ebay.
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2004 06:38:17 PM »

That's awesome! Did you use a drop-spindle to spin it? Does it save money to buy wool and then just spin it yourself? I made a drop spindle and started spinning dog fur. It's been interesting but I don't have enought to make a ball yet.

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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2004 09:50:15 PM »

Thanks! I use an Ashford Kiwi spinning wheel. (My SO got it for me for my birthday.) I've tried drop spindles but have never really gotten the hang of them.

It seems in theory that it's cheaper to buy your own wool and spin it. Certainly if you buy a bunch of wool in bulk then you'd save some money. But on the other hand I guess you have to factor your time in to spin the yarn.

I haven't spun very much yarn so I'm not sure if I'm saving money yet. I bought a pound of the roving and even after these two balls the bag is about 3/4 full still. I figure I'll have a better guess when I get it all spun up.

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2004 01:21:00 PM »

Spin Dog hair! now that's the craftiest thing I've ever heard! Is it just your dog that is shedding on behalf of your wardrobe? DOes it have to be a long-hair breed?

Could it work for cats???
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2004 08:56:41 PM »

i've actually seen cat hair yarn. they have a special name for it but i cant put my finger on it at the moment. i've never heard of dog yarn though, thats so cool  Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2004 10:18:34 AM »

I have a beanie made out of my dogs hair, but when it gets wet it smells like wet dog lol, a friend of mine made it for me...

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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2005 10:14:44 PM »

dog hair? thats soo cool. i have a poodle and its almost time to cut his hair. its so soft n fluffy i love it. how do u spin dog hair?
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