This little guy was loosely based on a pattern purchased from Etsy (https://etsy.me/3EP65qq) but made much smaller and with a very different hair effect. I liked the original pattern for its
This little guy was very loosely based on a pattern purchased from Etsy (“Pattern C-Color” from seller Cottonflake) but made much smaller, a bit simplified, and with a very different hair effect. I liked the original pattern for its simple shapes and the extremely cool curly hair, but the hair did not scale well for this tiny fellow.
This hair is made just like the fur on Lucky—you sew it in one strand at a time (which makes two strands of hair, one from each end) and then brush it vigorously for a minute or two (I use a small nylon-bristled brush meant for cleaning grout or similar things).
My ultimate goal is to create human figures that are extremely small and simple but still capable of expressive poses. I think this is a good first step but I will need to go smaller and add more—but still simple—shaping.
Note to self: always wear a face mask (easy to manage these days since we have boxes of them everywhere) when brushing thread to make hair or fur! It creates a lot of flying fuzz that makes me cough and wheeze a little bit. I’ve had the same thing happen when knitting slippers with Lopi yarn. I don’t have asthma but breathing fuzz definitely makes me feel icky.