Catie George wrote:...but she looks pretty stupid when I do that so I shall resist.
Catie George wrote:As for human hair - I had heard of human hair being used as rope or cordage, which, I guess is more or less the same process as spinning, isn't it? Just a rougher product.
Thanks Carla! It would be so cool if there was DNA in the pelt and they could actually "un-extinct" this breed! So many people in North America own "pets". It would be nice if going forward, more people had, "pets with benefits". My friend's Banties fit that discription - yes the eggs are small but they're perfectly nutritious and the birds bring her great joy, as pets frequently do for their owners. There are lots of dogs around here, and a lot of horses. Horse-hair fabric is incredibly sturdy and long lasting and was used for train coach seats at the start of the steam age in Britain. A renewable resource which has been replaced with non-renewable fossil fuels.
Carla Burke wrote:Here ya go: https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/hair-from-extinct-b-c-woolly-dog-found-in-old-coast-salish-blanket/
Torfrida kiwi wrote:Thank you for this thread which Ive just discovered. I have a spoodle (springer spaniel/poodle) whose fur/wool Ive been keeping every time he gets groomed, with the vague desire of felting it ior stuffing a pillow.
I used to keep sheep and I notice he often smells a bit like a sheep - does anyone know if spoodle fur/wool can contain lanolin?