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August 31, 2014


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What is the feasibility of spinning/knitting equine undercoat? To think all those years of brushing shedding horses and ponies and not even once considering spinning their short fur!

I still have mane and tail hair in stash but it's too harsh for gloves tho definitely spinnable. And I do love the dual-coated Shetland fleeces...

Deb Robson

Equine undercoats depend entirely on the particular equine or type of equine. The fibers of manes and tails are not particularly flexible, making them most often found in weaving (weft) and braiding. This was the first time I’d seen a full spun-yarn textile made from horse undercoat. The topic warrants more exploration.

L.M. Cunningham

Brill stuff, Deb! I look at your posts and see so many possibilities to spin, knit, and do "other stuff" as a fibre artist!

I may be headed to Denver in the spring -- we must get together if that opportunity happens!

Deb Robson

Linda, there are infinite possibilities. Denver would be good. Keep me posted!

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