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Old 12-10-2008, 09:54 PM   #1
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:13 PM   #2
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That is too cool!!! I wish, wish, WISH I had saved the fur from Marshmallow (in avatar) over the years. She's 17.5 now so shaving her wouldn't be very nice as she gets cold easier and she's kinda slow and sleepy now. Great idea though I'd want a scarf!
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:20 PM   #3
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maybe you could just comb her a lot Jan... or shave her in June
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:07 PM   #4
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That is awesome!

Why would using cat hair to make a handbag be creepy? It's fur! We use goose down, sheep fur, goat hair, horse hair, etc. in our everyday lives, so what's wrong with making your cat's leftover hair have a purpose?
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:19 PM   #5
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That is such a neat idea! LOVE it!
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Originally Posted by LadyFirelyght View Post
That is awesome!

Why would using cat hair to make a handbag be creepy? It's fur! We use goose down, sheep fur, goat hair, horse hair, etc. in our everyday lives, so what's wrong with making your cat's leftover hair have a purpose?
I completely agree....it isn't like the animal is giving their life for the bag. It is utilizing something that would normally be thrown out. To me no different than camel hair yarn or any other yarn made from animal hair. I wonder if the people that find it "creppy" know what the cashmere sweater they love is made of. Or their beloved angora scarf.
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:57 AM   #7
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I seriously don't understand how anyone would find that creepy...And the idea of leather isn't creepy???

I think it's awesome...I mean if you're going to have your pet groomed anyway, might as well save the fur...It looks to be completely humane, and, talk about environmentally friendly!
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:13 PM   #8
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I think this is a GREAT Idea!!

I don't know why someone would think it was creepy! What is the difference between using cat hair and using rabbit or chinchilla or sheep??

If you are going to shave your cat anyway, you might as well make something beautiful with it!!
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:32 PM   #9
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This is great!

Of course, I'm always finding my cat's hair in my knitting, so...

I found a book once in a book store with information about spinning with dog hair. In that one though, it just talked about mixing the hair with wool. Still, who would want a sweater that smells like a wet dog after it rains? At least cats don't smell...
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:12 PM   #10
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Animal hair/fur all smells the same to me after its washed really well. I have a husky, a malamute, and a Pyrenees whom all shed copious amounts of fur. I have been saving it for the last couple months and now have a large bag full. I am going to attempt to learn to spin it into yarn this next fall/winter as my winter time project. I also have goats but I don't know if their hair is worth messing with since their not actually hair goats.
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