Chiengora Hat Spun From Your Dog's Hair
Hi! I am a handspinner and I'd be happy to make you a keepsake hat from your dog's fiber.
You would need to brush out at least 8 ounces of fiber (stored and shipped in gallon size zip lock bag or similar plastic bag) when your dog naturally sheds. For dogs that don't shed, cut hair works well too. I need at least a 2 inch staple length to spin the hair. Anything shorter, and I may be able to make you a hat still but will need to spin it around a core of wool, alpaca or cotton yarn (your choice). If core spun, you will only see your dog's hair in the finished product. I can't spin 1 inch or shorter fibers. Dog hair such as labs I can't spin. It needs to be longer.
This listing is for a hat spun from your fiber. You do not need to pay until the hat is completed. Please email me at email@example.com if you will be sending fiber for a hat.
I can also do scarves or a shawl. Email me to discuss pricing and details for anything other than a hat.
Again, do not pay until the product is finished. This listing is for the details.
Turn around time depends on how many orders are in front of you. I will give you an estimate of how long it takes. If I'm not busy I can often get a hat back to you within a week of you ordering it. But not always.
I can also do a headband instead of a hat. Same price. Both are pictured here. (The headband on me, with my great pyrenees is made from her dog hair. The other is angora rabbit).
One size fits most. If your head is extra small or extra large, just let me know. There will be stretch to the hat or headband.
If you'd like a hat made from my Great Pyrenees and Akbash Dog's white fiber, I can do that too. Same price.
Note: Please send only naturally brushed-out hair from the undercoat. I've found that when I accept clipped hair, the final product will not turn out as nice because of too short of staple length mixed in.