Rabbit Yarn / Deer Hunts Elephants (Aug, 1951)

Rabbit Yarn

THE angora rabbits owned by Mrs. Paul Venne of Penacook, New Hampshire work for their keep. They provide soft fur which she plucks instead of shears to prevent it from matting. This she spins into yarn and knits into such serviceable items as bonnets, berets, gloves and sweaters. And the bunnies don’t seem to mind a bit.

Deer Hunts Elephants

LITTLE-game hunter on a big scale is I Jack Deer, 55-year-old New York businessman. He has a collection of over 1,400 miniature elephants, all with upturned trunks. They are made of ivory, china and glass gathered from all countries of the world. His most prized is one owned by the late Flo Ziegfeld, also a collector.

7 comments
  1. Terry says: February 7, 201212:10 pm

    Did I read that right? She pulls their little hairs out one at a time? And they don’t seem to mind?

  2. Mike Brown says: February 7, 20121:10 pm

    Yes, all rabbits shed four times a year – Angoras even more so. The fur just falls out in clumps, and they don’t mind your collecting it. I have a Rex rabbit, not an Angora – you could build a second rabbit with the fur that comes off when you pet her during a shed.

    I’ve watched people at rabbit shows sitting next to Angora rabbits and stroking their fur right up into the spinning wheel.

  3. Kosher Ham says: February 7, 20123:25 pm

    Hare Hair?

  4. Hirudinea says: February 7, 20124:56 pm

    I can pull fur off of my cat and she dosn’t seem to mind at all, but even if she did what do I care? ;) (No really she dosn’t mind.) Anyway I heard of a woman who made yarn from the fur of her dog (husky or malamute I think) and knitted them into sweaters, the only problem was other dogs didn’t like the sweaters!

  5. Charlene says: February 7, 20128:55 pm

    Angora rabbits don’t mind their hair being plucked. If the rabbit minded, you’d know.

  6. Nomen Nescio says: February 8, 20128:08 am

    the way my huskies shed, you certainly could make yarn out of it and get plenty. for me, though, just brushing it out is enough work, thanks. and yeah, pull on an animal’s fur in a way the animal minds, and you’ll be informed — i’d be careful to treat that cat gently, Hirudinea ;-)

  7. Hirudinea says: February 8, 201210:04 am

    @ Nomen Nescio – Hey she’ll bite me for no reason so I’m always careful.

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