Dear Teddy Talk members,
I was wondering if anybody had ever used wood shavings for suffing teddies. I know that woodwool is commonly used by teddy makers, but I'm talking about wood shavings that are created by using a common wood plane.
I have quite a big stash of wood shavings, and I was thinking of using it. My concern is that as it dries out it may crumble inside of the teddy and in the end it will turn into sawdust...I already searched the net and this forum, and I didn't find anything about that type of probable stuffing.
Or maybe I should mix it with something else, mabe somehing like rubberfoam.
Does anybody have any experience with wood shavings, should I use them?
Your answer lead me to some other questions:
I've found a hungarian woodwool suplier, but I understand that they sell woodwool for eco friendly packaging and product cushioning. I'm not sure if it is treated with anything against contamination.
Is the woodwool that teddy makers use treated,preared differently, or is it any way more special compared to the woodwool sold for packagig?
I'm thinking of selling my bears for a while now, as we won't really fit into our apartement if I keep creating them. And I'm quite sure I will.....
Gugu's, I think a quick search on Google images will answer your question. Wood wool, or excelsior, consists of long, fine strands of wood. Wood shavings are the waste that results from woodworking. (If you've ever been to a woodworking shop, you 've probably seen wood shavings and sawdust all over the floor. )
I usually use sawdust stuffing my bears in the old style.
But I also have a big bag of wood shavings and I do not really like it.
I can use it only for the big bears, adding into the stomach.
I know that some people like the effect of half-empty bear, but it's not for me.
I love the small chips that are well compacted.
I'm new here. Not new to bear making but I do have a question on this topic.
I have used excelsior for years but have run across some posts by Russian artist with pictures if what looks like fine wood shavings, short bits, almost like what is used as hamster bedding but not cedar.
I've also seen (as stated above) references to sawdust.
Where can I buy these products? I would love to try both.
Thanks for any help!
Glad to have found you!