Making Dog Hair Into Yarn

This week we made the first ever dog-hair yarn in our mill.  It was fun to see how dog hair would run.

The yarn was 50% Standard Poodle hair and 50% Lincoln Longwool.  The poodle hair was well cared for, brushed and kept clean while growing.  Then it was shaved carefully, keeping second cuts out, and giving a staple length of about 3-3 1/2 inches.  The hair definitely needed the support of the Longwool, which was about 4 1/2 inches staple length.

The yarn turned out beautiful and surprisingly soft and fuzzy.  For those of you who have wondered…it is indeed possible to make dog hair into yarn.  We enjoyed processing this unique order.

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