Question #1: I have heard and read that many dog breeds’ coats are spinnable. In the lists I have found, my baby isn’t on there, but I was just grooming him and I did a makeshift carding of the fiber and just kinda twisted it in my hands a bit and it “spun” beautifully, making a uniform shape and staying together, so I think my doll is spinnable after all. I haven’t actually spun anything before, so I need to ask, is that an acceptable “test” for spinnability or is there something else I can do? Don’t have a lot of fiber yet or a spindle.
#2: if you are collecting hair from grooming, like a dog or angora rabbit for instance, where you’re not getting enough to spin in just one sitting, are there rules on how to keep the fibers you groom off so they stay “fresh”? Is this a dumb question? I guess I was just thinking if the oils dried out or something like that, that would be bad. Then I’m wondering if I should wash it as if I was ready to spin it as soon as I had enough to bother washing it or if I should wait until it’s ready to be spun and do it all at once. At this point I just am collecting in a Ziplock baggie.
Thanks so much!