To all people who spin out there:
A good friend of mine who I visited in Canada for the Thanksgiving holiday has a dog. The breed of the dog is a "Keeshond". The dog has very long hair , kinda kinky, with very soft undercoat. He has to brush this dog often to keep the hair from matting together.
He has been saving the hair from the brushing in plastic bags because he wants me to make him a scarf out of the hair. I grabbed a wad of the hair and twisted it between my fingers to see if it would ply together and stay together and it did! The undercoat of this dog feels like cashmere!!
No come to my questions:
1. I know nothing about the spinning process. Is it possible or have anyone heard to people making yarn out of dog hair?
2. He is wondering how much hair to collect for me to make him a scarf. Could someone tell me approximently how much and should I weigh the hair to determine how much? I am thinking that it should be spun to about a worsted weight and I will probibly knit it on a 7 or 8.
3. How can a get a hold of someone who spins. Does anyone know of anyone in Minneapolis? Anyone who spins from Minneapolis out there......?.......hello.....
4. If someone is found, do I need to do anything to prep the hair for spinning?
Agian, I am a knitter who just likes to buy the yarn in a store. But I am intregued about knitting with this very very soft undercoat of this dog, it is so soft! Just might make a scarf for myself.
I look forward to hearing from all you people out there that spin!