Re: [AandS50ChallengeCommunity] New Project landed on my desk!
- A REALLY nice sporran....
--- On Fri, 7/6/12, Diane <bahriah@...> wrote:
From: Diane <bahriah@...>
Subject: [AandS50ChallengeCommunity] New Project landed on my desk!
Date: Friday, July 6, 2012, 2:21 AM
I arrived at work today to find we had a fox caught in our feral animal trap. Guess who got the pelt (by dint of skinning it myself)? Fortunately it is midwinter and the fur is beautiful. Also because it was caught in a humane cage trap, there was no damage anywhere to ruin the skin. Since it had to die, being a noxious pest rather than a native, it is only right and proper to use what I can. I am going to alum taw (not tan, as no tannin is involved) as this is well within our period. Hubby didn't like the idea of egg or brain tawing in case they smell. I have done a couple of deer skins before but this time I am going to put a lot more effort into "breaking" it and try to get something really soft.
Any suggestions for using 1 full fox plus 2 tails (acquired by means of trade)?? A muff maybe?
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>A Sporan or a Gollar are both things I hadn't thought about. I fleshed the skin on Satuday and managed to put a couple of knicks into it - mainly along the centre line as the stomach skin is very thin.
> A REALLY nice sporran....
I might wait until it is finished before setting my heart on any one thing. I am not sure you could get a gollar out of one fox, has anyone tried? I might have to wait years for another fox to volunteer itself, though now the guys at work know I am interested, I might acquire a few more??? I had a live redback spider brought in to show me today!! I am NOT a spider person, but like with kids, if you show any fear on the surface, you will pay the price for years to come :) I have heard about dead snakes in lockers here before. "Scare the Kiwi" is a good game with all the weird animals and insects that can kill you here in Aus :)