EntwinedSpirits

Handknits from Dog and Cat Hair

Victoria, Canada | 80 Sales

EntwinedSpirits

Handknits from Dog and Cat Hair

Victoria, Canada 80 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (32)

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

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