Love your dog enough to wear a sweater made from its fur? This Colorado woman can make it happen.
By: JOSIE KLEMAIER, The Denver Post
November 16, 2016Updated: November 16, 2016 at 7:27 pm
People from all over the world are mailing their dog’s hair to Pat Martinek in Golden.
She most recently corresponded with people in Greenland and Germany, she said, standing beside a stack of 10 or so boxes containing the hair of a poodle, an Australian shepherd, a great Pyrenees and more.
Martinek is a fiber artist and spins it into yarn, knits, weaves and felts on commission through her business, the Fyber Cafe.
Almost all of her commissions these days are for dog hair — called chiengora.