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Q: road kill mittens ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: road kill mittens
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: timespacette-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 13 Mar 2006 16:44 PST
Expires: 12 Apr 2006 17:44 PDT
Question ID: 706942
I have a mink pelt that I have been working on, after I found the
animal freshly killed on the road.  I have cleaned, salted, tanned it
with liver paste, and dried it, and have now attempted to 'fratter' it
with some lanolin over the edge of a cookie sheet.  At the moment
(after hours of 'frattering') it still is very stiff and papery. I
would like to cut two strips out of it to make cuffs for some alpaca
knitted mittens, and would like to have a pelt that is soft and has a
'drape' to it, but I can't find anywhere online or from friends any
info on what it takes to acheive this result. I'm imagining that it
involves some kind of chemical treatment, but hoping not.

Any clues?

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: road kill mittens
From: socraticinstlouis-ga on 17 Mar 2006 23:07 PST
What's wrong with knitting?

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