Saturday, October 16, 2010

furry possibilities

Thanks so much, friend Chris, for cleaning out your sewing room. I found a bag of this fur in the back of my van the other day (Michael had forgotten to tell me about it). I am not sure what I'll do with these wild beasty furs. But I love looking at them and dreaming up kooky stuff. I have to be very careful when I handle it or puffs of fur start flying all around from the cut edges.

You guys might not be able to see it very well from my mediocre photos, but most of the dark furs have undercoats of eye popping colors like acid green and violet. I've never seen such stuff. Chris, it really makes me wonder what in the world you made from it. Fun fun fun.


  1. I can see the undercoats of violet and red. Amazing looking stuff! The top coat on the red looks kind of feather. Can't wait to see how you use these :D

  2. hmm... so many ideas. it would be interesting to see what she made. I know you will come up with something FAB to inspire us all. ;)

  3. Those wouldn't last long at my house. My daughter is always raiding my scrap bags and pulling out all the fuzzy, furry, softie fabrics. Right now, she has a piece of pink fur at the entrance to her door. It's her "doormat" she told me...and you have to be barefoot to step on it. That's her rule.

  4. I've always wanted to know about how to make a detachable collar & cuffs that could be added onto just about any jacket / blazer… I'm not a sewing guru like you, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

  5. I sew with fur all the time. (Eskimo + above the Arctic Circle = needs fur to be warm!)

    If you trace the pattern you need on the underside, and you use a very sharp razor blade (I use an ulu) to cut it out. No fur flying everywhere. Well, except if it's arctic fox, that fur goes everywhere.

    I'd like to see some of these psychedelic colors on a fox hat! :)

  6. Thanks for your votes of confidence. Actually, my daughters have both decided to be furry animals for Halloween so this is a very convenient windfall.

    Finnskimo, thanks for the fur tips! I have almost zero experience with fur, faux or real. I don't have an ulu lying around, but I'm sure I can substitute.

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