i . i IWg WO* Fmi TÂ«xyÂ»m. mitHttn. JÂ«n tt, itM flt, Ttwrttav, Jw. 1). mi Sheep count shows major decline A SHAGGY DOG can be a thing of beauty and a joy forever! Samoyeds Paka, left, and Star watch their owners comb and spin bundles of their shed hair in the first step in the production of a sweater or scarf. Bob Jones left rear, and Wilma Coulter, collect the large amounts of hair shed by the Samoyeds and begin turning it into clothes and garment adornments. Hair from Great Bernards, Pomeranians and Collies is used also as these breeds shed well and their hair as the same sheen and weavability. --AP Wirephoto Here's real 'hair of dog' SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Not ones to waste anything in today's depressed economy, some San Franciscans are making sweaters, skirts, scarves, gloves and hats. All from their dogs' hair, no less. "Twenty dogs can make a mountain of hair. You might as well use it," said Frances Roe in an interview Tuesday. "It makes a super warm sweater." Old art form returns MAUI, Hawaii * -- The old art of scrimshawing is coming back to Lahaina. once one of the leading w h a l i n g p o r t s of the Pacific. In the early 1800s as many as 100 to 200 whaling vessels would anchor off shore during the winter. The whalers, when they weren't ashore c a r - ousing, could be found fin- i s h i n g t h e scrimshaw work they started when at sea. S c r i m s h a w i n g is recognized as an original f o l k art developed by whalers d u r i n g their long voyages. They used the teeth and jawbones of t h e sperm whale for their carvings. The sperm is the only whale w i t h teeth. The whalers a l s o employed t h e black fibrous whale- bond from the mouths of toothless whales. A g o o d - s i z e s p e r m whale has about 42 teeth. After a catch the captain has first choice and then distributes the remaining teeth to the crewmen. The men used shark's skin to smooth the teeth. Mrs. Roe said she meets almost every month with friends who, like her, own Samoyeds, an arctic dog commonly used for pulling sleds. - The friends come carrying bags of the stuff obtained through normal shedding and combing and sit about turning it into yarn and then articles of clothing. "There is something so aesthetically pleasing about wearing something made from your own dog's hair," said Bob Jones, a department store display builder. Jffi CONTENDS SAMOYEDS' moderately long hair is best for spinning yarn, though he sometimes combines it with St. Bernard, Pomeranian or Collie hair. It is important to keep one Samoyed's hair separated from another's, because owners insist on wearing something made of hair from their own dog. "Sometimes we get a little carried away with our enthusiasm," said Mrs. Don Coulter. The fuzzy white border of her black skirt was woven from hair from her 8-year-old female Samoyed. 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