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« on: January 27, 2009 09:33:36 PM »

I had to put my favorite kitty (4 years old) down on Sunday night and I had the vet shave off some of his fur so i could, hopefully, do something with it. I didn't get very much because i didn't like seeing him with big patches of missing fur. (He had the loveliest, shiniest fur I've ever seen on a regular house cat). I know I probably don't have enough fur to make a needle-felted mini-Bowie (that was his name, after David Bowie), but I thought maybe I could just put it as an outside layer?

I've never needle-felted before (or felted anything, for that matter) but I really want this. I'll obviously not start with his fur because I don't want to ruin it all, I just want to know if something like this can be done.

Since he had longer fur, I was wondering if it'd be possible to achieve something like that with a needle felting method... to only felt one end of the fur onto the body, leaving some of it hanging off, all fluffy like.

I'd really appreciate any help I can get on this, obviously.
Thanks for your time!
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2009 10:54:41 PM »

Sorry to hear about your cat.  Undecided

I haven't used cat fur as yet, but I have used poodle fur and terrier fur.
But I don't just use the fur itself; I always blend it in with wool, so its more about incorporating the fur into the felted sculpture rather than using it as is (like in taxidermy).

Maybe some one else has done this with success but I find you need the wool to felt, otherwise the fur just falls out (unless its really fluffy).

Hope this helps.  Smiley
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