That was before the creation of VIP Fibers, a California-based company that specializes in turning Fluffy or Fidos hair into custom-made tchotchkes and wearables.
Send in a bag of loose fur and payment and a couple weeks later you can have a petable wall clock or a fur stole and matching scrunchie in your possession.
On the website VIPfibers.com theres a bikini made of Samoyed fur, but the owner of VIP Fibers, Victoria Pettigrew, says its not for sale. She explains, We just did it for shock value.
Pettigrew says its important to keep in mind that finer pet hair means softer pet yarn.
She says one man really wanted a shawl for his wife made from the fur of his appropriately named wire-haired terrier, and even though she talked to him until he was blue in the face, she couldnt dissuade him from having the scratchy item made. She jokes, I figured he didnt like his wife.
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