Iya – skinned but is then reborn…
me… melodramatically… nooooo
It got too difficult to continue the latch-hooking of the original Iya creature… I just couldn’t face it anymore so I brought some long pelt fake fur off ebay.
I also found someone who sold loc-line – a plastic tubing that is similar to what was used in some dolls a few years back… really difficult to get hold off – the seller is in the US and was very helpful (I may post up the link later)
still not happy with the eye but after spending a long time searching for bouncing balls (I have several eyeball boucy balls now but they look awful) and then visiting the 4D modelling shop (near London Bridge) and spent a fair amount on spheres I ended up using the eye/ball that was used in this creature (made by Sithel on Ravelry) (can’t find a picture… my promises of posting up later never happen… but then I don’t specify a particular year … so not quite a lie!)
as breaking apart the plastic segments (you can buy some kind of key thingy but it costs about £35 which is just not logical) I ended up using wire fixed to the armature (epoxy putty and brass tubing helped) but I made the wires too short.
I really didn’t know what to do with all the feet or how to get the creature to move… here’s a dodgy video 😀