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kemp 04-26-2007 05:18 PM

back to the dog hair...
 
vip fibers is spinning Loki right now! Shouldn't be too long before I have it in my hands and can comment on smell, etc.

I'm going to try spinning a little of it myself soon now that I have more expereince. The fibers are short though compared to what I'm use to so I'm sure it will be entertaining.

kemp 04-28-2007 12:30 PM

I also found something about the smell/allergy issue for those who brought up that question before. Not sure what you could do about it if you processed at home yourself.

From the VIP website:

"ODOR & ALLERGIES
are caused by the oils, dander and enzymes in a pet's skin, not the actual hair itself. Washing the fiber, yarn or finished product may remove some of the culprits, but not all. VIP Fibers is the only spinnery that has developed a patented process for permanently removing all of these factors from your keepsake yarn. Though each natural fiber has it's own scent, your keepsake yarn will not "smell like wet dog" and your keepsake will not affect people with allergies."

Silver 04-28-2007 03:04 PM

That is very cool Kemp! Can't wait to see the pix of your one of a kind Loki yarn! :)

kemp 05-03-2007 11:14 AM

Me too! I know they've finished spinning now so where is the darn package??? :tap:

tarrentella 05-09-2007 12:51 PM

so if you can do it with dog hair then you could spin cat hair .... With 4 cats my dads house is a veritable goldmine for spinners! :roflhard:

Im interested in how the Loki yarn will turn out, if it's half as gorgeous as the original Loki you'l be in for a treat!

kemp 05-09-2007 12:54 PM

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Well...I just got it! Very nice and not smelly :) Anyone interested in the details, click here.

CarmenIbanez 05-09-2007 01:03 PM

That's so awesome! I was reading about it on your blog, I now I wish my dogs had fur. But they don't. Only hair and they don't shed. :pout:

Leah22b 05-10-2007 11:03 AM

Wow Kemp that Loki yarn is awesome!

I can't wait to see what you decide to do with it. I've been saveing my mutts fur for a while as well. She is a pretty red colored Chow/Golden mix. I hope it comes out as nice as yours.

kemp 05-10-2007 11:06 AM

I'm sure it will...is that her in your avatar? That would make gorgeous yarn!

PaperGirl 05-10-2007 01:28 PM

Wow! That came out SO pretty!


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