A friend asked whether it is possible to spin the large amount of dog fur that she's accumulated.
I spun some samples to demonstrate that it is. I tried it 'undiluted' (centre) and carded 50/50 with merino wool.
It actually spun very well on its own. The result is quite fluffy (has a real halo), and it's full of hairs, way too many to try and pull out by hand. The dog/merino blend is a much nicer yarn, smoother and 'fluffed up' a bit more after washing and setting. I wasn't aware of spinning it any differently or getting any more air in there, so I assume it's the wool content that's doing that.
I wonder whether the hairs on the dog are located in particular areas and whether it's possible to get hairless fur from certain parts, eg the belly?