Video: There were fur coats - animals became: An Englishwoman creates realistic animal figures from fur clothes
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 05:58
Throwing away your woolen garments when they become unusable is a shame, but what else can you do with them? Rachel Austin from England claims - and clearly shows - that they can be turned … back into beasts! Of course, you can't make fur coats alive again, but it turned out that it is quite possible to create realistic-looking animals from them.
As Rachel Austin herself says, in her hobby she managed to combine her love for sewing and for nature. Each old fur coat or hat is a kind of challenge for the craftswoman: will she be able to create something out of this? She hand-cuts and sews the details, trying to use the fur pattern so that it naturally blends in with the color of the animal that Rachel decided to sew. Sometimes, nevertheless, she draws some details with markers and pens for painting on fabrics.
In her toys, Rachel uses wire frames - so all the animals can stand steadily on the ground and change the position of their limbs. The only thing that you have to buy additionally is glass eyes for toys. Otherwise, Rachel tries to use materials from the clothes, cutting them to the desired length and combing them out with a comb.
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