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Betty Burian Kirk


Upon receiving your dog's hair, I wash it and lay

 it out to dry on screens. I will separate the fiber

and fluff it to facilitate the drying.

Next I card the fiber. This aligns the fibers to

prepare them for spinning. For large orders I use a drum carder.

The carded fiber is then spun into a yarn or "singles" which will be stored until all the fiber is spun. I then take 2 strands and spin them together, this is called plying. When all the yarn is plied, I skein the yarn, wash it and set the twist. When dry, I weigh it. The finished yarn weight is how your fee is calculated.