I have tried wrapping the structure with wool roving but found that it was so fuzzy that the next layer of Soie Ovale was difficult to put on without it disappearing into the wool layers. Strips of wool just didn't give the smoothness I was looking for either. I could see doing this with felted animals that were very compacted.
Once the padded wire was made, I wrapped it with Soie Ovale. and then affixed the bullion to the
The more expanded the bullion, the easier it is to see the color that you have wrapped below. I suspect that the hound from the National Museum of Scotland has embroidered details on the wrapped and stuffed form to make the black spots. (He also has lacet ears!).
Once the entire snake is finished, you can bend it carefully around a pencil to shape it like the originals.
I truly can't wait to see what everyone comes up with using this technique!!
|Yesterday's picture was a bit squished!