Using DOLL EYES
In Teddy Bear Artistry??
are much appreciated
From Tracy Meier
May 13, 2017. Thank You, Tracy.
Yes, that's fine to share the information. I have shared it myself
with artists who have asked me for help. Other artists who use doll
eyes may have better or different methods, but this is what I figured
out for myself years ago and it works for me. Some may be very nervous
about cutting into their bear's heads though....once you do, it's
permanent! I did check out the eyes link. Hand
Glass eyes are so gorgeous. Wonderful to have another source here
in the United States for these as I love using them in very special
Posted by Intercal:
Our new doll eyes are absolutely top of the line, and...that is
reflected in the price. In your judgement,
will this issue become a hindrance for these eyes being used in
teddy bear artistry?? We are aware that there are cheaper doll eyes
on the market, but...at Intercal we like to
go for the best be it Glass Eyes, Mohair, Alpaca or Viscose!!!
From Joanne Livingston
May 12, 2017. Thank You, Joanne.
I think needle felting will be the easiest way
to go to cover most of the eye white. I do believe though that the
fabric will need to be cut and the eyes inserted and held with glue.
They will be to out too far otherwise. I would use an awl to open
the fabric as much as can be opened, and then if they need to be
inserted farther, cut a small x. I would add glue to the back of
the eye not the fabric before inserting. You would not want too
much glue on the fabric, it would make it hard and difficult to
needle felt into. If the glue is added to the eye and then pushed
into the opening in the fabric, it will be pushed onto the fabric
right around the eye as the eye is being pushed in, and that should
be plenty to hold it tight. I am enclosing pictures, they are in
a zip file. They are not super clear but you are welcome to use
them. They are needle felted eyelids done on bear eyes, but it would
be the same procedure. I did add some text to them, hopefully it
will be sent with the photos. I hope this new venture does well
for you. Doll eyes are so popular now with all the realistic animals
being made now.
Posted on Weekly Updates May 12, 2017
TO INSTALL DOLL
EYES IN A TEDDY BEAR?? Several teddy bear artists
have asked us how you install doll eyes in a teddy bear. We're therefore
going public with a HELP request. A brief "tutorial" will
be MUCH appreciated from anybody in the know!! Our new doll eyes
will be arriving shortly and we would like to be in a position to
help with information.
INTERCAL TRADING GROUP
Your Mohair Supplier