Friday, July 07, 2006

Dying fiber?

Human fiber? I dyed my hair today and it got me thinking about acid dyes and hair dye. I am an animal and my fleece sits on my head. What if I dyed yarn and my hair with the same dye? Would my sweater really really match?

What about spinning human hair? I know what you're thinking but why is this gross? It turns me off too but I can't figure out why. I want to jump into wool and roll around in it. I want to run screaming from a pile of human hair. Except that I wouldn't scream in case the hair got in my mouth.

Today on Craftster there is a posting from a spinner (see her cute blog) who spun some of her hair. Go ahead, hit the "posting" link to see it if your dare. I made a bad joke there about it being a great gift to give if she has a stalker. I'm sorry. I can't believe I am repeating this joke either.

It is interesting that she did it and had the courage to share it. I noticed it's not in her Etsy shop though.

What if you knitted a hat with the hair yarn and wore it on your head? And then your hair returned to your head as a hat? Do you wash it with shampoo? In conclusion, anything that inspires such a debate must be worth it's weight in human hair.


. said...

Yay! Thanks for mentioning me!

. said...

Oh, by the way, I've used manic panic (flamingo? I think? Some kind of hot pink) in wool and it looked really awesome.

Star said...

I have to try that!