EntwinedSpirits

Handknits from Dog and Cat Hair

Victoria, Canada · 65 Sales

EntwinedSpirits

Handknits from Dog and Cat Hair

Victoria, Canada 65 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(24)

Announcement   I love making bags, pouches, soft baskets, hearts and accessories from "chiengora" or cat and dog hair.

For the most part, our animal friends are furry. As a knitter with a weakness for soft fibre, I consider dog and cat hair an unrecognized treasure. Properly prepared it can be turned into an exquisite, luxurious yarn. Once knit, pet hair blooms or develops a fuzzy halo surrounding it. Each individual animal's hair is unique.

I handspin and handknit this pet fibre to create my bags,baskets and other creations.

It has been said that an item made from a natural material holds the energy or spirit of the original material. For example a wooden box, holds the energy of the tree from which it was made. I like to think these chiengora creations hold the spirit of the dog or cat who provided the fibre.

I also work as a hospice veterinarian, thus my life is closely entwined with animals.

I know the delight and joy our animal companions bring to our lives. I also know the heartbreak when we have to say good-bye to these wonderful friends.

My passion is making custom creations to honour a special pet. Please convo me if you would like something made from your own cat or dog's fibre.

Announcement

I love making bags, pouches, soft baskets, hearts and accessories from "chiengora" or cat and dog hair.

For the most part, our animal friends are furry. As a knitter with a weakness for soft fibre, I consider dog and cat hair an unrecognized treasure. Properly prepared it can be turned into an exquisite, luxurious yarn. Once knit, pet hair blooms or develops a fuzzy halo surrounding it. Each individual animal's hair is unique.

I handspin and handknit this pet fibre to create my bags,baskets and other creations.

It has been said that an item made from a natural material holds the energy or spirit of the original material. For example a wooden box, holds the energy of the tree from which it was made. I like to think these chiengora creations hold the spirit of the dog or cat who provided the fibre.

I also work as a hospice veterinarian, thus my life is closely entwined with animals.

I know the delight and joy our animal companions bring to our lives. I also know the heartbreak when we have to say good-bye to these wonderful friends.

My passion is making custom creations to honour a special pet. Please convo me if you would like something made from your own cat or dog's fibre.

Marilyn Welsh

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Marilyn Welsh

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(24)
Julie Beyer

Julie Beyer on Mar 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

my beautiful hat made from my precious children. I had mitts made last year from their fur and hair. Marilyn is the most brilliant and talented weaver and artist I have ever known. She made these things for me to have to remember my dog children for the rest of my life and I will always treasure them. thank you so much Julia

Julie Beyer

Julie Beyer on Feb 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

these mitts are made from the fur from my beloved collies. There are no words to tell how perfect they are. I will treasure them for the rest of my life. Marilyn was a dream to work with during this process. I felt very honoured to get to know her and her beautiful work. I can not say enough. Perfect in every way. Julia

clairemaxwell

clairemaxwell on Sep 11, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

What can I say ... lots of input and a fabulous much appreciated result. I enjoyed the journey! Thanks so much Marilyn.

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Shop policies

Last updated on July 29, 2015
I handspin and handknit pet hair to create small bags, baskets, accessories and pet memorials

The dog and cat hair comes from a number of sources including my own pets and those of friends, clients (I'm a veterinarian), breeders and occasionally groomers. Each animal's hair will produce an unique yarn. In most cases I know the animal or animals who provide the fibre and will credit them by name and/or breed.

It has been said that an item made from a natural material holds the energy or spirit of the original material. For example a wooden box, holds the energy of the tree from which it was made. I like to think these pet hair creations hold some of the spirit of the dog or cat who provided the fibre.

I love to make custom Spirit Baskets to honour a favourite pet. Please email me if you would like something made from your own dog or cat.

All fibre is throughly washed and deodorized as soon as I receive it to remove any doggy odour or dander. I promise these creations are soft and sweet smelling.

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
I appreciate payment at the time of ordering. Payment can be made through Paypal.
Shipping
All items are shipped within two days of receiving your order. I will email you to let you know they are in the mail.

Please allow several weeks for custom items, but again I will keep in touch by email and let you know when to expect it.
Refunds and Exchanges
Requests for refunds must be received within 3 days of receiving the item. Purchaser will pay the return postage.
Please note, custom orders are non-refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please convo me if you have any questions.