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Monthly Archives: February 2012
Dyed wool is the “paint” that I’m using for the coat ornamentation, along with other natural fibers. Even though some of the fiber has been pre-dyed by me, I’ve purchased most of it from a commercial source (mainly as a time … Continue reading
The felt fabric arrived at the end of last week—ahead of schedule! The base fabric that I’m using for the coat is a 1/8 inch thick, 100% natural (undyed & unprocessed) wool felt—commercially felted by a woolen mill in Michigan. … Continue reading
For the past few days, I’ve been perfecting the coat pattern. My original concept involved using a real coat pattern of my own design, blown up by 1000% to match the size of the armature. But after working with the … Continue reading
Well, at least it’s WRAPPED. This morning, I finished placing that nasty hardware cloth on the armature. My last act was to place 3M Scotch® Duct Tape along all the cut edges as a means of avoiding further pokes by … Continue reading