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knittingfamily
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Posted - 08/15/2009 :  11:29:05 AM  Show Profile Send knittingfamily a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Anyone have experience using Paula Lishman's knit fur? I guess it's real fur pelts made into yarn?? I'm considering using it for a border of a cape.

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Posted - 08/15/2009 :  12:52:51 PM  Show Profile Send mouse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I didn't even know such an abomination existed. Thanks for pointing it out - I'm alerting people on some of my animal welfare sites.

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Milinda
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Posted - 08/15/2009 :  1:15:09 PM  Show Profile Send Milinda a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That product was the rage in the 80s and I remember Pingouin had it for sale and in their patterns. I had hoped that had gone by the wayside out of humanitarianism along with fur coats.

To each his own, but EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

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knittingfamily
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Posted - 08/15/2009 :  3:11:10 PM  Show Profile Send knittingfamily a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Didn't think I would elicit such a strong reaction! It's funny how the political pendulum swings. I have no idea the condition under which the animals from which Paula Lishman's yarns are derived are raised. I've noticed that fur yarn (rabbit, beaver) is appearing a lot in high end knits. Any suggestions for a realistic looking faux fur yarn?
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Posted - 08/15/2009 :  3:23:21 PM  Show Profile Send mouse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's not just how they live, it's also how they're killed. If you're interested, here's one link: http://www.mercyforanimals.org/fur_farms.asp There are many others out there.

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Milinda
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Posted - 08/15/2009 :  3:34:27 PM  Show Profile Send Milinda a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by knittingfamily

Didn't think I would elicit such a strong reaction! It's funny how the political pendulum swings. I have no idea the condition under which the animals from which Paula Lishman's yarns are derived are raised. I've noticed that fur yarn (rabbit, beaver) is appearing a lot in high end knits. Any suggestions for a realistic looking faux fur yarn?



:: Please check out this lovely lady's site. She has been spinning dog fur into yarn for quite some time.

http://vipfibers.com/index.html

Longer haired breeds could provide you with yarn with the look without the cruelty or lack of PC.

http://ifitshipitshere.blogspot.com/2008/10/wearing-hair-of-dog-portraits-of-people.html

http://www.spinningstrawintogold.com/

http://www.dettasspindle.com/WoofspunDogYarn/WoofspunDogYarn.html

I would recommend you contact these people and see if they have any yarn for sale if you don't have pets to collect from. Princess Diana once wore a beautiful cape made from Chiengora and it was lovely.

These are just some links and some information to mull over.

M L
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