Cat Hair Yarn

| October 13, 2011 | 6 Comments
Victoria Spinning

Victoria Spinning

Cat Hair Yarn

April 2, 2016 Update – I do not believe Victoria is spinning yarn anymore.  I could not get a hold of her when a reader inquired.  So I found these other resources online, if you are looking to get your cat’s hair spun into yarn.  If you know of others, please let me know and I can add them here.  If you find these resources below are no longer valid, please also let me know.

Custom Cat Hair Yarn Spun for You on Etsy and Online

For 12 years, my Aunt Julie saved an article that she saw in a magazine about a lady in Texas that spins pet hair yarn. After collecting her Shih Tzu dog hair for 12 years, Aunt Julie was finally ready to get in touch with the lady featured in the article to see if she was still doing it.

…and she is!

Victoria of VIP Fibers has been spinning pet  hair for a number of years.  I have asked Victoria to do an interview for the site (and she agreed to it! yay!), but in the mean time I wanted to tell you about cat hair yarn because I got so excited about it!

Yarn hung to dry

Yarn hung to dry

If you are interested in having your pet hair spun into yarn, then you want to be sure to follow the guidelines on Victoria’s site.  For example, there are specific instructions about:

I love this idea because it doesn’t put any animals in danger of losing their life, you can cherish your pets forever this way!

You can also just phone them (1-866-PET-YARN) and get an idea of what you need to do.  I have no hair collected at the moment, so I will be working on that!

What would you do with your handspun cat hair yarn?

It makes me crazy that I didn’t keep all of the hair I pulled off Rags!

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. Wendy says:

    My Lucy has a toy mouse knitted from yarn spun from her own fur. She carries it around like it is her baby doll. 🙂
    I also have a wee amulet bag knitted from a wool/Lucy-fur blend.

  2. Ingrid King says:

    I don’t know why, but for some reason, this creeps me out a little!

    • Jenny says:

      I think it’s funny that it creeps you out, only because I can relate – as I thought the same thing when my aunt first told me but then I realized it’s no different than a wool sweater, for example.

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