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Cosy scarf is a perfect keepsake


Michelle Parker says her stylish scarf is a ‘great keepsake’ of her much-loved pets — and people are surprised when they find out it is made from dog hair.

She paid £185 for it to be created by andrea Devine,

who specialise­s in spinning dog hair at her cottage in an essex village.

Michelle, 54, a design consultant who works on commercial interiors, supplied 15 oz of her fouryear-old Samoyed luka’s undercoat for the body of the nearly 5ft-long scarf, and 7oz from keisha, 12, a keeshond, for the pom-poms.

Ms Devine also knitted the scarf for her.

‘i think it’s just a great keepsake to have of them and will be even more so when they’re gone,’ says

Michelle (pictured above with luka), from leeds, West Yorkshire.

‘it’s also lovely and warm and plush.

‘i wear it very occasional­ly. People don’t realise it’s made from dog hair when they see it. They just think it’s a nice scarf.

‘They tend to be quite surprised when i tell them it’s made from my dogs.’

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