SIBERIAN RESCUE GETS INTO A "HAIRY" SITUATION

Here's how all that lovely, fluffy, surplus undercoat becomes yarn! In addition to the pictures (thanks to Chet Haywood) on this page, you can view the video "Shed to Threads" that was created by Snouts in Your Town for Purina for their Petcentric website. It shows how we produce our signature Siberwool items.

Click here to see some of the natural colours of Siberwool yarn.

Visit our FAQ for more information on donating fur.

Raw Materials

Undercoat

The Process

Spinning

The undercoat is carded to align the fibres and remove debris. It is then spun into yarn which we call Siberwool. Janet Whitesell, our original spinner, spins fur in the accompanying picture. Cheryl Dawson, our Recording Secretary, does much of of our current spinning. James Sweet of Colorado also did some spinning for us in 2012.

In the past we received yarn spun by VIP Fibers. They had a charity donation program under which they spun 10 oz. of undercoat once a year and provided us with a knitted item and skeins of yarn. However, the company is no longer operating.


The Yarn

Drying

The yarn is thoroughly washed and hung to dry.


The Finished Product

Finished Yarn

The finished yarn is wound into balls ready to be knit into clothing and other items.