Hi there! I am new to making bears and am still in the planning process. I raise rabbits, rex, champagne d'argent and red/broken red NZ for meat, and want to put their fur to good use after harvesting them. I am going to tan them myself then make blankets, hats and BEARS!!
I love the look of needle felted, and would love to play with making a muzzle for a bear using this method and am wondering if this is possible, and if anyone has any tips to where to begin to have needle felted face on a real fur head. How would one go about attaching/making this? Do I just felt onto the hide? Leave an open spot, stuff with wool and build up? Or will it be trial and error...?
You should wind up with some beautiful pelts! I used to raise Silver Fox (breed of rabbit, not an actual fox for those not familiar?)they had fantastic coats and great feed conversion. Sounds like a neat project. Good luck, and let me know if you wind up with extras to sell!!