April 21st, 2006

Whiskers

hey all!

i have been pondering this for sometime. what do you all use for whiskers? i wasn't going to make them for my white lion at first but the more and more i look at it i want to change it.

i have been told to use fishing line.... but i don't really like the way it looks.

i have used horse hair before which is ok, but transportation is an issue.

there is fiber optics... but where would i get that? i would like to keep my light lol


any ideas?
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  • taren_

New paws


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I made some paws for quickcasey. I decided that these would be hand-sewn, rather than by machine. Machine sewing paws is ridiculously tedious, but it turns out that this is even MORE tedious. But man do they look so much better. And I think my hand-sewing skills leveled up... several times.

For all you hand-sewers out there, how many stitches do you generally apply per inch? It always seemed like my six-foot threads only made it around one or two fingers by the time all was said and done. I'm not sure if I'm using too many stitches or what.

http://www.crscraft.com/Products/ItemSearch2.asp?task=1&itemid=90353
Here's a little bonus for you guys, I got this in an email from CR's Crafts. Maybe not the best for really high-end suits, but if you're looking for cheap fabric for tails or paws or whatnot, this looks like a good deal. $20/3yd, assorted. That's darn cheap!