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FrizzyBear New York
Posts: 198

Hi, I was wondering if there is any rule (or tips) on the direction the fur must be going on the gusset piece?  I'm using mohair with a med-length and it has a bit of a curl or bend in it intermittently.  Thanks all.

SueAnn Past Time Bears
Flower Mound, Texas
Posts: 20,564

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There are no rules for fur direction on the gusset, Jeanne.  I think most artists position that pattern piece so that the fur goes back because that's the natural direction on a real bear.  I've been bear-making for 12 - 13 years and from the very start placed the gusset with the fur going down toward the muzzle.  All of my bears have bangs (or fringe) and is just a part of my style.  Others have done this also, so it's a matter of preference.

matilda Matilda Huggington-beare
Posts: 5,551

Jeanne, I also give my critters 'bangs'. I play with the pile direction with the heads as well. I will give them parts with a gusset cut in half and the pile direction going to  the sides. Mohawk with pile direction to meet at the centre seam.
I have also cut up the gusset so the front pile goes back and the backhead pile comes front. It causes a mane like effect around the face.
With a curly mohair you have a huge choice of  new styles awaiting you. GO FOR IT!


FrizzyBear New York
Posts: 198

Thank you both!  I appreciate it very much.  One of these days I'll get some photos of those I've finished.  :photo:

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