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Old 09-14-2007, 12:46 AM   #1
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Possum fur yarn
Can anybody tell me were I can find some?
My sister's friend had a toque made of it and my sister fell in love with it. Apparently it is incredible soft. I thought if I could find some yarn I could knit her a toque with it for Christmas. But have know where to look.

BTW, I'm talking about these, not these.
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:17 AM   #2
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Naturally, a NZ line, makes a lovely possum (blend) wool. I am sure other Kiwi and Aussie brands would as well.

P.S. They are a terrible pest threatening many species that are native and endangered in NZ, possum-skin items are sold as souvenirs and considered a bit green as they are good for the environment! So you can feel good about bein environmentally friendly too. I live in the suburbs and have seen a possum here recently! It comes into the garden at night and eats the peel off lemons on the tree in the garden and comes back the next night to eat the rest of the lemon!
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Old 09-14-2007, 07:04 PM   #3
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I thought they were native. Learn something new everyday.
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Old 09-14-2007, 07:15 PM   #4
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I was gonna say you can find opossums in my garage eating cat food at night, but you mean the other possums.
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Old 09-14-2007, 07:19 PM   #5
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Fur Yarn
I have purchased yarns from this company.

Never Possum, but maybe you can email and discuss it's availability with them.

Good luck!

http://www.furyarn.com/main/
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:00 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Sajomaro View Post
I thought they were native. Learn something new everyday.
Possums are native to Australia -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Possum but were introduced to New Zealand -
http://www.teara.govt.nz/1966/M/Mamm...ianOpossums/en.

They are also distinct from the North American opossum at the Order level - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didelphimorphia

Possum fur is very soft; opossum not so much.

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Old 09-14-2007, 08:13 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Jacklad View Post
Possums are native to Australia -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Possum but were introduced to New Zealand -
http://www.teara.govt.nz/1966/M/Mamm...ianOpossums/en.

They are also distinct from the North American opossum at the Order level - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didelphimorphia

Possum fur is very soft; opossum not so much.

Jackie
I have just recently heard about the difference between opossums and possums. When I was younger I can remember someone telling me that one was a mispronunciation of the other.
It's definitely the Possum fur I want. Although my understanding was that they just plucked or sheared the Possum for the fur not actually skinned them.
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:20 PM   #8
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Hello possums!

I don't know exactly but I don't think anyone actually keeps or catches possums for that, I have never heard of anyone shearing a possum! Ha ha!!! That would be like shearing a squirrel! Nope they are a pest and they are trapped and killed.
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Possum fur clothing
OMG! Check out the possum fur clothing on this page, and tell me if you don't laugh yourself silly! I think you can figure out which item I'm referring to.
http://www.nznature.co.nz/ecofur.htm
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