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GemBear Posts: 2

Hi all,

I've been making jointed mohair bears for a while now and  like the distressed vintage look.  I like to stuff them with woodwool which takes a fair bit of working to get the right finish. I have started using a proper woodwool stuffing tool and that is helping but I have found that the fur sometimes ends up looking slightly more distressed than I would like. My question is do you have any tips for stuffing without over ruffling the hair??

Many thanks in advance!

Gemma

desertmountainbear desertmountainbear
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Gemma, have you tried lightly spraying the bear and combing the fur back into place when you are all done with the stuffing? After I am done with making a bear I have to do some hairdressing work on the bears because the fur usually looks like a matted mess.

GemBear Posts: 2

Many thanks for the tip. I normally comb the fur but haven't tried spraying it as well. I shall give it a go.

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