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Pet hair crafts: cool or gross?

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Pet hair crafts: cool or gross?

As the "mother" of two cats and a dog, I get a lot of pet-themed gifts. Recently, my beloved sister-in-law gave me a copy of Kaori Tsutaya's book Crafting with Cat Hair.

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My SIL and I are both teetering on the verge of being crazy cat ladies, so it made us both laugh – after we paused for second to wonder if we shouldn't be stockpiling tumbleweeds of fur for some future crafternoon. But it turns out there are a lot of people out there who aren't joking about making things from cat – and dog – hair. 3 Pet Hair Crafts People Are Making
  1. Knitted dog hair garments – Folks around the world are combing their fluffy dogs and spinning the fur into yarn. Anyone for a pair of Golden Retriever mittens? While you're at it, why not knit a sweater that makes you look just like your dog?
  2. Felted cat fur beads – Not to be outdone by the dog people, cat lovers are brushing their fuzzy cats and using traditional wool-felting tools to make felted beads and other treasures.
  3. Rolled cat fur cat toys – Like catnip, these ridiculously simple toys will drive your cat nuts.
I admit to being a little wary of pet hair crafting. But I guess it isn't that different from knitting with yarn made from alpaca, angora rabbit or even yak. I'm sure the first person who saw (and smelled) a sheep wasn't thinking, "I bet that would make a nice sweater." What do you think, friends? Would you make a pet hair craft?
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