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Old 05-20-2007, 06:39 PM   #1
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Buffalo????
My BIL has a buffalo on his ranch and said its shedding buckets of fur. I've seen the ads for buffalo yarn on this website. I think its called Buffalo Gold.

My questions is: Would it be worth it to collect the wool or fur from the buffalo and have someone spin it? Would anyone here be interested in spinning it?
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Old 05-20-2007, 07:09 PM   #2
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i don't spin (if i did, i would definitely be up to the challenge), but i would love to see the end results as well as in-between pics. :happydancing:
i've seen yarn spun from dog hair, but never buffalo.
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:16 PM   #3
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that would be so cool to spin!
i just started spinning (today on a cd spindle)... if i was better, i would jump on the chance, but i don't think i would do it justice, unless you want chunky buffalo yarn!
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:11 PM   #4
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Buffalo fiber is really nice stuff. Quivit, which is one of the most luxurious and softest fibers of all (nicer than cashmere), comes from a musk ox which is related to the American buffalo. The fur from the underbelly is softer, lighter and warmer than cashmere.

Yeah, you should take it and either spin it yourself or send it off to be spun. There's a reason that company calls themselves Buffalo GOLD.
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That is so cool! I can't wait to see what you do with it!
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:32 PM   #6
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Ohh color me jealous! I personally have never spun Buffalo but it is supposed to be very nice
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Thanks for the input! I'll have him collect it and then hopefully I can send it to whoever is interested.
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Man, if you're sending it to the general interested public, totally count me in... I would LOVE to try out buffalo fiber. (I now have an uncontrollable urge to go spin something, and I didn't bring my spindle or my wool box with me this summer... grrrr...) Anyway, keep me posted please!!!!!!
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I would love to purchase some for you if you are going to sell it. I "herd" it is the best!!!

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That's awesome! I would love to pitch in some for a little bit. I'm still just a beginner, so I probably wouldn't do it justice. I'd love to try a little though.Spinning buffalo oh wow!
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