Dog lovers know that most pooches come with a ready supply of shedding fibers. Some clever artisans are using that dropped dog hair to create memorable knitted items. This video from the Wall Street Journal looks at the growing market for “chiengora,” a word created by combining angora with the French word for dog. Shoppers at a market in Golden, Colorado find not just one but four craftspeople selling items made from spun dog hair. (And, no, it does not have a “doggy” smell if it gets wet!)
Chiengora, Dog Hair Yarn, Draws Shoppers
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