I just finished my first real fur bear and found it more complex to work with than mohair. Also, it's much harder to trim evenly -- for me, anyway. Tammy, if you've mastered real fur already, mohair will be a cinch, I think! And Louise... don't be scared, but do be informed. It took me twice as long, and then some, to make a real fur bear.... even after asking lots of questions, reading Nancy Tillberg's TEDDY BEARS WITH A PAST (a VERY useful reference book), and getting lots of inquiries answered by Nancy herself -- along with other real fur wonders like our own Judi Paul -- on Nancy's NORTH COUNTRY TEDDY BEARS SITE. It was hard work and very frustrating at times, but worth it. I like the result a lot; real fur is just so glossy and wonderful. Give it a try!
Thank you... his nose is three different colors of embroidery floss (dark brown, med brown and a beigy brown) and then I lacqured and shaded around it I need to do more fun colored noses like his maybe i will do a bright pink bear with purple, green and pink nose... hmm..... the wheels are turning!
Here is Sophie who is 18 inches tall. She will be going into the Sunflower Festival this weekend for sale and if she doesn't sell there she will probably go on ebay! Although I really enjoy working with mohair she is made out of a synthetic fur. I love a lot of the textures you get in synthetic.
Jane, Sophie is beautiful ! I like the color of synthetic fur. very nice !
Kim:Oh nice picture !! I can see the bear face. they are all so cute!!!
Thank you for sharing the secret of nose! I learned new thing * lacqured*.
And can I ask you again ? what is the lacqured ?? can you buy them at
craft store ? I found a fimo clay in local store so love to try them !
Sorry for asking too many questions..... :P