What is it???????
I have a question about a piece of fur my mom bought at a Garage Sale. The lady said it was real fur, but did not know what kind.
The piece looks like it was a short hooded jacket. The lining was already taken out. It is a very pretty med brown color. The top is curly (it reminds me of a loop carpet). The back has all types of running stitches when it was sewn. They look like the fur was looped over ans was caught in the machine to make the curl. The stamp mark on the back says martin-rice ltd and then under that london.
I think it would make an very cute bear, but I am afraid if I cut it the loops in the fur may come undone and become straight again.
Any help or advice
Sheryl , it is for sure Persian Lamb, it's not that hard to work with actually as long as the back of it is not to stiff. If it's soft and subtle you can make a bear as small as 8" with it. We have done so many bears with them, I have seen them in black, grey, chocolate brown, the rarest I have ever seen was a very light tan colour.
Good luck with your new purchase, and no the curls are permanent and won't come uncurled.
Thank you all for your help.
I am really looking forward to working with real fur for the first time.
I do have one more question?
Do you think I need a lining for this bear I am planning on making with it?
Any other helpful advice is welcomed.
Kelly your vulture is just wonderful. Thank you again for your help. Any easy way to work with the piecing seams?
pandamac thank you again I hope I can do the fur justice. This is my first working with real fur.
Shane The back is very soft and flexible. There really is not much fur there but I think I might be able to get a 10" bear from it at least. I love the color of it a very pretty med to dark brown. The other colors sound wonderful as well.
I will have to post a picture when I am done.
Thank you all again.
Hugs to all,