Yes, that's right. Bear Hair. Black Bear Hair found by my cousin's son in their back yard last September.
Yes, that's right. Black Bears in the back yard. They live in Colorado too. :-)
If you remember the Rocky Mountain Goat I posted about a few weeks ago, this is my same cousin with the same son. It might mean that my cousin and her son have become my very own personal rare fiber dealers. ;-)
This is only 1/4 ounce. There is absolutely no crimp, but the shine is gorgeous and the color is just beautiful.
I attempted to spin it straight on my wheel, but the hair is stiff so it didn't go too well. So I'm not sure how I will get this spun or even if spinning is the right thing to do. I suspect blending it with something will be the way to go, but I haven't done any blending yet, so suggestions are absolutely welcome.
If you had access to Black Bear Hair, what would you do with it?
While you're thinking about that, please check in with all of the lovely Fiberistas over at Fiber Arts Friday and have a great New Year's Eve!