Knitting With Dog Hair: Better A Sweater From A Dog You Know and Love Than From A Sheep You'll Never Meet

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Macmillan, Jan 15, 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 112 pages
Learn to recycle Rover into beautiful garments and accessories as the authors teach you this wacky new spin on an old craft. Knitting with Dog Hair is the definitive guide to putting on the dog!

In this tip-filled, easy-to-use book, the authors tell:

-How to make Afghan or a beret from your Beagle: you pet can yield yarn
-How to collect, clean, and store your pooch's fur
-How to modify your patterns to accommodate pet-spun yarn
-How to find experienced pet hair spinners, a guide to resources and suppliers

From mittens from a Malamute to caps from a Collie, this illustrated guide is the creative answer to that vexing shedding problem. This fetching book is certain to be this year's best in show!
 

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Contents

WHY A DOG?
1
COLLECTING THE RAW MATERIAL
5
PREPARING THE FUZZ FOR SPINNING
13
SPINNING THE YARN
20
FINISHING THE YARN
28
DYEING YOUR PET YARN
33
MAKING THINGS FROM YOUR PET YARN
35
PROJECTS
37
CARE OF YOUR FINISHED GARMENT
59
THE SPINNERS GUIDE TO DOG BREEDS
61
APPENDICES
81
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
93
CONVERSION TABLES
97
INDEX OF BREEDS
99
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About the author (1997)

Kendall Crolius has been spinning yarn from her pet's hair and knitting clothes with it for most of her life. A senior vice president at J. Walter Thompson, she lives in Southport, Connecticut.

Anne Montgomery is a writer whose work appears regularly in Town & Country and other magazines. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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