I took a beginning fibers class with Carrie Seid a few years ago, and one of our assignments was to make a little crochet sampler using a nontraditional material. A girl in my class used hair (harvested from her sorority sisters’ hairbrushes), and I remember thinking that it was quite possibly the most repulsive object I’d ever seen.
I’ve been seeking resolution on my embroidery series (I wrote about this here), and I think hair is the answer, in an exploration of the tension between the beautiful/controlled/tidy and the repulsive/bodily.
Now I need more hair. But this is a weird thing to ask someone for? I suppose I need to befriend a hair salon.