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Chinese woman spends 11 years knitting clothes from own hair

PTI
Published Jan 30, 2014, 4:53 pm IST
Updated Mar 19, 2019, 8:28 am IST
The woman uses more than 110,000 strands of her own hair to knit a sweater and a hat.
Picture for representational purpose.
 Picture for representational purpose.

Beijing: A 60-year-old Chinese woman has spent an incredible 11 years knitting a sweater and a hat using more than 110,000 strands of her own hair.

Xiang Renxian, a retired teacher from China's Chongqing province collected the huge number of hair and counted every single one, weaving them into a coat and cap.

 

Xiang spent 11 years to spin the hair into workable yarn and complete the ensemble, 'shanghaiist.com' reported.

The sweater weighs around 382 grammes while the cap that she made for her husband is 119 grammes in weight. Xiang saved all the hair strands she found in her comb on a daily basis and began using them to knit in 2003.

Each hair she wove into the sweater is around 70 to 80 centimetres long, and around 15 hair strands were used to make one strand of yarn, the report said.

"This method is not difficult. The key is to have patience and perseverance," Xiang said. Xiang said she got the idea when she was 34 years old as a way to preserve the long hair of her youth. 

 

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