Last week I desperately tried to give poor little Marta her fur.
It is getting colder lately with some snow for a change to the rain we had all the time.
It all started out pretty nicely with painting her hoofs, horns, the nose and finally the pattern onto her. But then somehow it went bad. First I've been using some white unknown sheep's wool that covered my whole studio with a layer of white mist. I flocked her with it about half way just to see that all the nice detail of her body was lost. Ok, off with it!
Next, I've been cutting Eider Wool (a German sheep) into tiny tiny material and applied it. It made Marta look like an ice bear and not a proud Holstein cow. So what to do?
I went head first into my huge - and I mean - huge bin of wool rovings and came up with Kapok. Kapok is the fibre of a tropical tree.
It has a more yellowish color to it but it is unbelievable soft and shiny. Unfortunately it is also unbelievable light which isn't a good thing as I couldn't breathe for three hours while applying the fur. ;-)
I'll have to find a different white wool to apply my animals with!
Anyhow, Marta stay's with me in her (hopefully soon) new cow shed exactly as she looks like now.