I came across a really interesting article this morning.
The story talks about spinning Samoyed fur into yarn, and apparently it’s been done for years. Seriously? As a dog- and yarn-lover, I had to learn more.
As it turns out, the practice of spinning dog fur dates back to the World War II era. People use the soft under coat from their dogs, and it creates a fiber known as chiengora. They say the structure of the dog fur makes the final item very warm, so enthusiests recommend using the resulting yarn on hats, scarves, or gloves.
For those of you interested, you can see how it’s done HERE.
I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks!