The Spinnery & Weavery
Yarn is handspun from dog hair collected from across the U.S. and
from a variety of dogs -
Once spun, the yarn is washed and weather-permitting, allowed to dry naturally in the open air.
Dog hair is approximately 80% warmer than sheep’s wool and 67% lighter. Because of this extreme warmth, most of the scarves contain other fibers as well; generally plant fibers such as cotton, soy and bamboo are used. Yet the dog hair yarn always remains “au naturel.”
The Scarves- As no two dogs are alike, neither are Sacred Spirit Dog scarves. The “spirit” of the scarf is honouring the dog donating its fur. Each scarf is as unique as each of our special animal friends.
Scarves are available at $US 75.00 + postage & handling.
VISA and Mastercard accepted.
Our brass scarf pin is the perfect accompanying piece for a Sacred Spirit Dog scarf. Like the scarves, each one is handmade and unique to itself. With each purchase, a donation is made to Toby’s Foundation, an organization committed to fighting canine epilepsy. Pins are $24. ~ or $18. with the purchase of a scarf.
- The rugs, 36” X 48”, are felted with 2 pounds
wool to one pound dog hair. The dog hair is “picked” and “carded” into
the wool. On top of a 6” bed of pure fluff a design is created using
the undercoat from one “donor” dog. Boiling hot water mixed with
Vermont “Liquid Sunshine” soap is poured over the bed of fluff
and then pressed and agitated for approximately 40 - 50 minutes. Once felted,
the rugs are set in a “drying” room for 48 hours.