Re: workin with fur
On Jun 12, 9:52 pm, HC <IHateS...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Keep the fur in the fridge during sewing sessions this will help control
the fly-away fur. You've already said it's not red rot, that was the
other thing I would have mentioned. Other suggestions have already been
made too...such as cut with a blade, not scissors. If you prefer to sew
with the machine, cut the fur back to half it's current length (or maybe
a little less) to eliminate bulk in the seams. This was a tip given to
me because for a long time I was looking for a fur coat/stole/etc from
the thrift store too. It seems everyone is wanting them to make teddy
bears, and I got sick of waiting as the staff grab them before they go
up for sale.
On Jun 12, 9:08 am, enigma <eni...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
"jenpoo1...@xxxxxxxxx" <jenpoo1...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote innews:1181661550.215378.55070@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:
ok heres my problem I am making a bear the kind that will
be on an dowel and board as a stand.. i scored a real fur
coat at the thrift store for a song because it was fallin
apart literally at the seams i believe it is rabbit, I know
fur is BADDD but i look at it as i did not do the deed so
i feel i may as well make use of it.. some told me i shold
back the fur with some backing such as a muslin with tackin
spray..when i tore it apart i noticed it already has a
backing attached to it but it does seen to tear easily if
you pull it.. so my question is should i add more backing
to it to make more easy to handle??and also is therea way
to keep it from shedding ?please help
first: fur is not "bad". we're not PETA & even if we were nuts
like that, you are recycling an old fur anyway.
second: rabbit fur sheds like a blizzard. that's the nature of
the beast unfortunately.
is it the backing on the fur that tears easily, or is it the
actual skin? if it's just the backing, i'd attach a new layer
of something very lightweight. if it's the skin tearing, then
i'm afraid it's past trying to work with because it will fall
apart where it's stitched even if you do back it. rabbit tends
not to be a sturdy fur.
ok thanks umm its the backing that tears so i will attach more
backing thank you for your advice as i am very excited to make my
bear...its such a pretty color i guess i can live with the
sheading...i am very into recycling the people at thrift store hold
back stuff for me to see before they put it out...very nice of them
but oh my they had this "mink"
i was all excited when they called to tell me but when i went to see
it i was horrified!!!soo smelly and so old and ragged..i was like ummm
no i think i will pass on that!! hehe i was waiting for the moths to
fly out...have a great day and again thank you....jenpoo- Hide quoted text -
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thank you thats a great idea!! i am putting it in fridge now..
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