Dogs and Their Dog-Fur-Sweater-Wearing Owners

Photographer Erwan Fichou took a series of photographs of people wearing dog-fur sweaters and coats, made from the fur of their own dogs. One image is below, but check out his site for the full series. (I can't link directly to the series, because he's got his site configured with flash, but click on "Dogwool" once you arrive at his site.)

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Feb 21, 2012
     Category: Animals | Crafts | Fashion | Pets | Dogs

That is love. They look itchy though.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/21/12 at 10:04 PM
The needlework doesn't seem to be that impressive. Everything looks like it's over sized.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/21/12 at 11:13 PM
It'd take a while to get enough fur for a Hairy sweater wouldn't it Expat?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/22/12 at 04:03 AM
Wait till it warms up around here, I'll shave him, and we'll see.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/22/12 at 05:05 AM
My mother has knit professionally her entire life and often knit with yarn that came from dogs. She hated using the yarn as it, believe it or not, would shed during knitting. She would have to have an old sheet or towel across her to catch the falling hair.

Plus, dog hair yarn would drive the cats kind of crazy. Even after cleaning and being spun there remained a certain "air" about the yarn.
Posted by daShirt on 02/22/12 at 07:22 AM
My questions are:
Does she have to flea dip herself now?
Who makes clothing out of cat's hairballs?
Posted by Baughbe on 02/22/12 at 07:30 AM
Notice how none of the subjects have small dogs? I looked over my miniature schnauzer and thought about how long it would take to get enough fur just to make a pair of socks.
Posted by KDP on 02/22/12 at 10:44 AM
If you could un-kink the hair you'd have enough!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/22/12 at 12:11 PM
Have to iron it after shaving him. :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/22/12 at 12:57 PM
If wearing a dog hair coat DON'T get caught in the rain! Ever smell a wet dog? :lol:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 02/22/12 at 02:20 PM
ACK! Smelly! :shut:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/22/12 at 04:27 PM
daShirt -- half the problem is that most dog hair isn't really ideal for fiber purposes. Something like a poodle might work well, because it has to be a fiber that naturally likes to mat, and which is available in substantial lengths. My poodle is in for her grooming today; I never think to ask the groomer to save it. :-D

I gotta agree with Expat47 -- the designs shown on that site are not very flattering. Oversized, IMHO. That seems to be popular among knitting magazines, but I think it's a waste of effort -- if I'm gonna spend hundreds of hours to hand-knit something, I want it to look *good*.
Posted by Calli Arcale on 02/23/12 at 12:09 PM
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