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empresswu @ 08:36 pm: HI!
I am new here and wanted to share a helpful link!

http://nutmeg.gen.nz/fakesheep/yarns.html

Also the LJ user mypapercrane has a cool zine called 'Spin Spin' that has all kinds of helpful spinning/dying/aquiring fibre free/humanely!

I like knitting, and am doing so with maddness for Xmas coming up! I mostly use cotton, but Im trying soysilk soon. (I worry about the pesticides needed for cotton..)I used to felt a bunch, but Ive been vegan for 3 years, so no more animal fibre for me! (unless I can get it from a pet or something...Im still chewing on the ethics of the whole thing.) I havent spun before, and probably wont until next year sometime..

So there is my rambling intro! Ill go back to knitting a Harry Potter scarf! (oooo xmas!)

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From:beautifulwolf
Date:November 14th, 2005 08:24 am (UTC)
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Do you spin? I spin a lot of "humane raised" fibers from dogs owned by friends, to llama owned by a local show breeder- each the llama have names and are WELL taken care of, included a heated barn in the winter (and Oregon is mild weather!) Some of my llama fiber will be for sale again at the neauveau.com site again this winter after she gets it all prepped and washed.

I sell my yarns on her site and occasionally have cotton, dog, or llama from my favorite farm available.

I'm not vegan or vegetarian but am very into humane raising of animals and livestock and enviromentally friendly farming so am right with you on being concerned about chemicals and such.

I've spun a cotton and chiengora (AKA dog fluff) blend yarn out of a Chow mix dog that turned out really nice! If you contact dog groomers often they are willing to save fluff. I don't need to hit up groomers for my stash since I have plenty from dog buddies, and breeder friends being a dog trainer myself *G*
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From:empresswu
Date:November 14th, 2005 09:25 am (UTC)
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Not yet! I just got the book! Ill check out your site for sure!
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