I recently accepted a custom spinning job which I have dubbed "The Poodle Project".
The customer sent over a pound of black poodle fur and about 3/4 of a pound of white poodle fur.
Here is how the fiber looked when I got it.
I decided to start with the black poodle fiber first. I carded it on my Ashford fine cloth hand crank drum carder into batts.
Here are the finished skeins of yarn.
I was hoping for a DK weight yarn but ended up with a worsted weight. I was planning on more yardage but because of the way the fiber spun up, worsted weight was the lightest I could manage. It has gorgeous texture to it and is very soft. The customer wants a sweater/vest knitted or crocheted with this yarn - it should be gorgeous!
Later I'll share the white portion of The Poodle Project. I took more photos of the various steps involved in spinning it.