I just got an order for my first guinea pig. Not just a regular one but a long coated Abyssinian!! You know, the long silky coated ones with the whirls of fur that are like cow licks? How could I make that fur?
Well. I started with some lovely black mohair as I figured it had enough body to stand up in the whirl patterns….it did but it had a little crimp and wasn’t silky enough so after I had a large area furred I had to pull it all out and start over again!! Bother! Has that ever happened to you?
So then I added some silky fur. Much better!
After hours of inserting tiny tufts of silky fiber all over the body I ended up with a pretty furry guinea pig! I had a hard time blending the fiber to make it look more natural. I hope that they like it. It was a learning experience and YES…even after 6 years of needle felting I am still learning!! LOL!