Hair of the Dog

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Does your dog shed with frequency? Find yourself driving to work picking dog hair off your clothes? Spending your weekends chasing dust bunnies? Pat Martinek would love to meet you.

She wants your dog hair – and mine, and more. Martinek spins dog hair into yarns of chiengora, a soft wool perfect for knitting sweaters and other items of clothing. And to answer your question, no: it doesn’t smell!

Stephanie Simon reports from Golden, Colo.

9 thoughts on “Hair of the Dog”

  1. We could probably keep them in business for a long long time, especially with the way we are blowing our coats now.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  2. I love this idea! At first I thought it might be a strange thing to do but hey, I think I’d rather wear it than have to constantly vacuum it up. Oh what am I saying. I leave the house wearing it every day anyway.

    What the heck, I’d give it a try. What about making a dog coat for my dog? I wonder what my fur kids would think about wearing a coat from their own dog hair? That sounds kookie doesn’t it?

  3. Wow,I just got done brushing out my lab and I threw the pile out. There’s always the next one.I’ll have to start sending it to her.

  4. I have a sign in my office at work that says “No outfit is complete without dog hairs”. They have been warned lol.


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