Sunday, January 20, 2013

No I'm not crazy, you CAN spin cat fur!

I've said for years that I would LOVE to be able to spin Oreo's fur into luxuriously soft yarn to knit.  When combing him, I use to save his fur in a ziplock, in hopes that I would be able to figure out how to do it on my spindle.  My husband thought it was crazy, but whatever, I did it anyways.  Since our move, I'm not sure what happened to that ziplock, but I digress.

Not long ago, I saw a book in my local yarn store called Crafting with Cat Hair by Kaori Tsutaya.  Seriously, a whole book devoted to using your cat's hair for craft projects!  I added the book to my Amazon wishlist and decided that at some point, I would buy it, brush down Oreo, and get crafty with his black and white fur.

Not only are there books on this, there are also groups on Ravelry!  A Feline Twist-Spinning Cat Hair  and Spinning from Pets and Plants are just a few I've found so far.  Information on spinning cat fur, YES PLEASE!  When I told my husband about these groups on Ravelry, he said "You just bought a spinning wheel so you could spin Oreo's fur, didn't you?"  Not entirely, but a little guilty as charged there honey.

Guess it's time to start collecting his hair and, eventually, spin it up!  I'll let you know how that goes.  :)

Oreo and his kinky-curly underbelly


  1. This, I gotta see!

    Let me know if you want some Louie fur. He doesn't shed very much....but I can start collecting it for you!!!

    1. Louie's hair might be a bit too short for me to spin as a newbie, but I appreciate the offer! :)