identified shortcoming - the lower jaw is too long - will be corrected soon
What I mean is, despite having posted in progress pics months ago, I'm still hard at work, I just took a break. Now, I'm in the process of finishing her furring (will still need to trim after that), but I was wondering....
if there any "best method" for adding fur to the back of the head? Pattern, anything like that? Same goes for adding a neck. It scares me. Any tips for a beginner would be helpful!
Okay, there have been a lot of wild rumors going around about antron fleece, including that it's currently out of production.
I am here to quell those rumors! :) I have spoken directly to some higher-ups at a mascot making company, and here's the full scoop on what's going on.
Lots of ya'll have been getting your fleece from Georgia Stage, who sells it to people and organizations. They have been out of stock for a while now. This is because they get it from a company in New Hampshire called Hampshire Textiles, which is a very small operation. They are the SOLE producers of this special fabric, so very often (like right now), demands outweighs supply. Because their company is making all this fleece for all these companies, they can't keep up with all the orders. They're not stopping production- quite the opposite, they're making more than ever, it's just being bought up right and left.
I'm honestly not sure where this rumor of it being gone forever and replaced with a new material came from. It's possible Georgia Stage is looking for an alternative because they're frustrated by the slow production rate at Hampshire Textiles. I wouldn't know anything about that.
Hampshire Textiles doesn't really have an online storefront or anything as they are a textile mill and sell wholesale only, but if you are interested in getting whole bolts directly from the source, call Larry at (603) 528-4220 (that's the company's number, Larry is just the head honcho). I suspect there's a bit of a wait but you can probably get on their lists anyway, maybe split a bolt with some friends.
Hope this info helps ya! ^_^
And if you are unfamiliar with the material and have no idea what I'm talking about or why it's important, antron fleece is a lovely stretch fleece, with one side fuzzy and the other very smooth. It hides seams very well because you can actually "comb" the fuzzy surface over the seams with a pin, much like you can fur. It takes very easily to dye and has been a staple in puppetry and professional costumes for years and years. Really great stuff, imo, worlds better than antipill or polar fleece you get at JoAnn's.