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Date:January 22nd, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)


I got to thinking about it after you wrote to me with this information... my rabbits are SOFT, huge, and shed like monsters. I could always go that route, and they're cleaner than the dog and goats, too. ((Well, not the boy bunny - boys piss on themselves to attract females. Yuck!)) And I have a soft gray, black, and honey brown rabbit. ((They're New Zealands.))

But you're right - I'm not to that point, yet. Spinning would be for later. Right now I'm making slippers... and finishing a baby blanket I did up squares for THREE YEARS ago (and forgot I'd done - it was my way of learning stitches back then... which I promptly forgot!). But maybe someday...
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Date:January 22nd, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)

Re: rabbits

YES! I forgot about bunnies - Angora rabbits are, of course, bred for spinning, but NZs are used for it as well. You might have to clip them, but still - usable fiber on the paw, as it were. :grin: Wash 'em with baby shampoo (well.....wash is not the correct term. SOAK the fiber), spin, rinse (again - SOAK without soap), spin, spread to dry.

Bunny fur is VERY warm, so be prepared for that. :grin:
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