Harley, the Maremma livestock guardian dog, was brushed this evening and a pound of his down was saved for spinning.
This beautiful soft down is similar to Angora, though this is raw and needs washing. It is not pure white, but a mix of whites. Spinners use all sorts of fibers for their craft, even dog hair and that is exactly what this is! I brushed my precious Maremma, Harley, this evening and got a pound of fluffy fiber. I would like to offer it free to a spinner to see what they can do with it. It kept Harley warm in minus 40 weather this winter, so I am sure a little would go a long way for warmth. He needs one more good brushing to remove the remainder of the fluff and he will have donned his summer coat. I love that dog!
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