I use the undercoat from brushing them, its finer. I used wool as the base then needle felted the dog hair over that, wasnt hard actualy. felted right up. I am in the process of spinning asome dog hair too. spins up nice and with the colors of my dogs it makes it interesting shade wise. I'm going to weave some scarves out of them.
Sheri, Very nice. I like even more that you used your dags hair. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: \
Denise, I am not so sure that a Maltese's hair could be needle felted...I have a Malitpoo( maltese crossed with toy poodle) and they don't have under coats. I may be wrong but that is what I am leaning towards. If you try it let us know how it turns out.
Great felted critters, Sheri! I felt my dog's hair, too! I have a Bernese Mountain Dog and his undercoat is perfectly wooly for felting. I get a good full grocery bag off of him when I brush him right after his bath, plus it's nice and clean already!
Yeah, I've learned the all-too-important lesson: Don't get engrossed in T.V. while felting... lol
Here's another, although perhaps some people can manage: Don't felt while riding in a car. I've fallen victim far too many times to bumps in the road. lol