WOULD YOU LIKE TO OWN A PERMANENT MEMENTO OF YOUR TREASURED PET?

TaziladybyDesign Has Come To Animates...

To offer you the opportunity to have your pets hair  Hand Spun into a Permanent Memento of your much loved dog, cat, rabbit or even goat. Providing they have a soft coat or undercoat which you can harvest when you give them their daily or weekly grooming. You can have the hair spun into a beautiful Chiengora yarn  to either knit up yourself,  or crochet into a pattern of you own. Or if you prefer, you can choose to have it woven here at TaziladbyDesign on a Ridged Heddle Loom, into something really practical, such as a scarf to keep you extra warm in the winter months ahead. However my new weaving service will not be available until later on this year. I am aiming to be able to start this new venture in June 2019. Instructions on how to gather your pets hair follow after the competition detail below.

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Competition Time

Would you like to Win 10%  Off Your First Order

All you need to do is guess the answer to the following question.

What Am I Spinning In the Photos Below?

 

 

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE CORRECT ANSWER TO THE COMPETITION HAS BEEN CORRECTLY GUESSED BY A LADY CALLED AMANDA WHATLEY, WITH THE ANSWER REINDEER...!

However she said she does not have any pets she could gather hair from, so she has asked me to pass the prize on to the person who was the closest to the actual answer. So the Prize will now be going to Amanda Collins with her guess of Deer.

Congratulations Amanda Collins 

And A Big Thank You To All Of You Who Has Taken Part 

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It has been fun reading all your guesses, especially the answer of Polar Bear. I wouldn't be brave enough to try to persuade a Polar Bear to part with his or her lovely warm coat....!

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Breeds Suitable for Spinning 

AFGHAN HOUNDS, CHOW CHOW, BORDER TERRIERS, BRIARDS, BICHON FRISE, BEDLINGTON TERRIERS, BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG,   LONG HAIRED CHIHUAHUA, CHINESE CRESTEDGERMAN  OR OTHER SHEPARD DOGS, GOLDEN RETRIEVER, HUSKY, KOMONDOR, KERRY BLUE TERRIERS, LEONBERGER, LHASA APSO, NEWFOUNDLAND, OLD ENGLISH SHEEP DOG, POODLES, SAINT BERNARD, SALUKI, SAMOYED, SETTERS, LONG HAIERD SPANIELS, SPRINGERS, WESTIES, WHEATEN TERRIER, YORKSHIRE TERRIERS OR ANY OTHER DOG WITH A SOFT TOP OR UNDERCOAT. LONG HAIRED CATS, RABBITS OR GOATS.

Here Is What You Will Need To Do.

First of all you will need to collect some of your pets hair. When brushing your pet, take the shed hair out of the brush and fluff it up with your fingers into a cloud (pictured left) before popping it into a paper bag to store as you collect. Please do not add any mats or very dirty hair, as we need it to be as clean as possible, mainly because washing the hair may result in felting if washed before spinning. It can be a very delicate operation, so  we do not want that to happen.

Try not to push the collected hair down into the bag as your collection grows. (This can result in  mats if tightly compressed and are very difficult if not impossible to loosen off. This is what has happened with the cat hair pictured left.) It may be salvageable but will need much longer on the carding process, so we need to keep it light and airy. Once the bag is filled lightly twist the tops just to keep your stash nice and safe. I will need approximately 30gms from which I will spin up a sample yarn to decide if you wish to have more hair spun for that special project.

 

Above Left: Semi Matted Hair            Above Right: Cat Hair On Carder

Once  I have received your pets hair, it will need to be carded then made into  what is known as a Roving or Rolag. The one pictured below was created from one of our own Afghan Hounds. These will then be spun into a Single (one strand of yarn), then once I have filled two bobbins with Singles, they will then be plied into a two ply yarn.  The resulting yarn will  be washed in a special shampoo to eradicate any remaining dog, cat, rabbit or goaty aromas.  

This is what your yarn will look like when you receive it. The picture shows the yarn  made into Skeins or Hanks ready to be wound into balls. This will be your sample of the yarn, so that I am then able to give an estimate of the finished cost, based on how long it takes to process the hair from start to finish. It will be cheaper than you might think.

 

Pictured: Spun Animal Hair Ranging From Semi Chunky To Lighter Weights.

 

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