Pretty much display because you guessed it the ostrich feathers are fragile especially because I used individual feathers and cut them up because I could buy them with coupons(I'm really cheap) I think the prestrung fringe would be alot studier.
I would be happy to share it but it's so huge I hade to cut some of it then glue it to 2 pieces of poster board. Maybe a picture with the dimensions. I also would be happy to share the different heads I made for :coy::sigh::dreamy:
I used a large circle then made alot of folds and sewed it to the middle on the outside then gathered it and turned the gather to the inside and attached the bill and a button covered in the same felt. :confused:That probably made no sense.
You need to paint the fur before you sew it. Use a big trash bag and keep it away from everything. Once it drys it is permant. Just remember to paint it from the back and use alot of water. You can do the front but then it's way to stiff to sew especially if you use a machine.
You can get long fur the exact color you want by using long pile white fur and watering down the right shade of acrylic paint then painting the back of the fur and squeezing it through you have to brush alot and the fur is a little stiff but if you really want a certain color like a shade darker...
Thanks for replying. When I say replicas I'm being a little grandiose. It's really more like accurate stuffed animals. I have the Bucilla Fraggle pattern right now and am adjusting it to make all five. I'll post pictures when I'm done unless I chicken out:o