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Don't throw away your trimmings

Discussion in 'Grooming' started by furever keepsake, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. furever keepsake

    furever keepsake Premium Member

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    Hi,
    When you brush your sheltie you have a lot of fur coming out!! Take advantage of that and keep it to have a keepsake made out of it. Trimmings could work to if they are long enough.
     
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  2. Piper's mom

    Piper's mom Forums Enthusiast

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    I've also read that if you save the fur and then put it into a metal bird feeder that the birds will take the fur to make nests. It's a win win...you don't throw out all that fur and you help the birds!
     
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  3. ghggp

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    Yep, that is what I have done and they love it! Keeps those little baby birds warm and toasty!
     
  4. furever keepsake

    furever keepsake Premium Member

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  5. Pam

    Pam Forums Enthusiast

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    My sister had a Samoyed and kept all his fur, she had it spun into yarn and knit into the most wonderful blanket. She has a unique blanket, and when he passed at 15, she had some of him with her forever.
     
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  6. furever keepsake

    furever keepsake Premium Member

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    Wow how sweet is that!! I knew that samoyed were a good breed for that. What a wonderful keepsake....! I do create keepsakes too but with felting techniques. Here is an example:
     

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  7. JacqueZ

    JacqueZ Forums Enthusiast

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    I recently got a ton of really soft fur from Mango when I brushed her right after a bath, and looked up felting. I found these pretty necklaces that use balls of the felted fur as beads. I kept the fur with the intention of doing something like that...eventually.

    I really need to save some of Honey's hair for the same.
     
  8. furever keepsake

    furever keepsake Premium Member

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    Yes! it is a really good idea. It could be spun and knit too!
     

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