It's time for this bird to stand up on its own. Continue reading to learn how to attach the legs.
March 31, 2019: Remember these legs that I finished in Part 6? It's finally time to set them into the bodies.
First, stick the legs into the leg openings and glue them in place using a syringe. (I apologize that I couldn't photograph the gluing process because I don't have enough hands.) Then pin the legs in place, and finish stuffing the bird as full as possible.
When it's impossible to jam any more stuffing into the opening, sew it closed using strong upholstery thread.
Here's the first raven with his legs in place.
A side view with legs attached. While the glue dries, I'll attach legs to the remaining four ravens.
Here are all five ravens, legs attached, left out to dry overnight.
Next: Supportive exoskeletons.
Ravens, Part 1: Finding Inspiration
Ravens, Part 2: Feathers
Ravens, Part 3: Making lace for the head and neck
Ravens, Part 4: Starting on the legs
Ravens, Part 5: Claws
Ravens, Part 6: Legs
Ravens, Part 7: Building the body
Ravens, Part 8: Beaks
Ravens, Part 9: Attaching the legs
Ravens, Part 10: The exoskeleton
Ravens, Part 11: Feathers and Lace
Ravens, Part 12: Finally finished!
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I'm a textile artist in Reno, Nevada, USA, specializing in three-dimensional fabric sculpture. I use this blog page to record my journey and to share some of my successes and failures, in hopes that it might help you with your own creative endeavors.