da-da-da-daaaaaa................... A HEDGEHOG :)
Well 2 hedgehogs actually.. Here it is in pictures
|Its a twin hedgehog resist :) nose to bum|
|Covered in 2 layers of white Norwegian then 3 layers of natural brown merino|
and tan-brown merino for the face
|Wetted, rubbed and ready to roll..|
|Cutting to remove the resists.. and separate the hedgehogs|
|Time to get physical :) |
I worked them hard and shrunk them down well
|Stuffed the noses with a plastic carrier bag & |
the bodies with tea towels to hold the shape while they dry
I used a remnant of tweed wool fabric, cut into LOADS of small strips (300+) which I folded in half and stitched the middle of each strip to the body to make his prickles... much the same as with my lions mane, but the strips are wider and I figured out a more efficient way of sewing them on so it was quicker (thank goodness). I think the hedgehog shape was simpler to cover too...
I stuffed him with local wool fleece and stitched a rice pack with a leather base.
|Handstitched the rice-pack base in with upholstery thread|
So named because his prickles are made from a remnant :)
|His eyes are black plastic shank button|
My first hedgehog is complete :) The other one will have to wait for now..
Following yesterdays post.. Unfortunately my friend Lindsey didn't get through to the live shows on The Voice last night.. I think that she should of gone through, as does everybody that I have spoken to.. but there you go.
Anyway.. thats it from me for now, I'm off for a cup of tea and an early night - I am shattered today