Hi Rita...Yes...a neat site for lots of the shorter furand its in the US ! Oh, and she wrote me back .
I am looking for some fur that well..looks kinda ratty....for RATS ! He, he...I have had these guys in my head for a few years..gotta make them. Actually, I have a piece of flattish fur looks like it may be Alpaca , mouse brown color...I got it from a trade. Trades are fun...I
I use to make tiny 5" mice out of cheap felt , I did not know about wool felt at the time.... dressed them to the "nines"...will be doing those little guys again after I revise the pattern.... I thought I may want the fur to look all wacked out for a truly gutterly scruffy look...so I may go with that matted fur only I don't want it curly..anyone got any suggestions ?
Tha mad rat maker...Winney
What a riot of an idea...yes, its Clear Jel or Extender ... that's what it us to be called. ? ...wouldn't that make some wacko hairstyles with ?
I bought some thickish fur from an artists at a show a long time ago...it feels wooly to me, it has faint broad stripes in browns...Hmmmm. a mystery fiber, even she didn't know what it was..of course I just had to buy it anyway, can't stand a mystery you know...I knew this was a type of fiber that one day " may" be perfect for that certain critter...Then again I may take the sheers to it or the hot water, he, he..
Ohnooooooo...here come the rats !..... Winney ( Still need to find some horse hair)
Hi Winney, I dress little mice some are calico and some are fur. I did them long before my mohair days, when I was a crafter. I did some last year for a bear shop and they all sold ,so yes ,there is a market for mice and rats out there. Hope to see your new creations soon!!!!. Hugs Rita
It certainly is amazing what uses we can find for things, Rita!! I've forbidden ANYONE to toss out bags or shoes until I've checked the condition of the leather. And I've confiscated all mateless earrings from the daughters' jewellry boxes.
You never know . . .
Winney--the best source of horsehair I've found is www.tandyleather.com
You can buy a 4 oz. hank for about $US and the selection includes white, which is usually much more expensive than black or brown. In my spare time I'm making a rocking horse!
Cute rat, Rita!
I can see how it could be 'fiddly', but when I make 'fiddly' pieces, the collectors seem to like them a lot. I have been thinking about rats for a few years now. Some day I will get down to actually making some. In my interpretation, they will be somewhat seedy characters, as my memories of rats include my son's pet ones pulling the curtains into their cage and chewing them up!!