I just ordered some horn toggles on Etsy from AntlerQLWear and they are fantastic! Handmade too! The coats collar is in the felt process and I hope to have it ready in a day or too. I have started to work on the Blackface rug again and the forcast is for 2 more days of sun before another snow storm so I hope to make some headway.
Well, maybe I should start selling sheep's milk instead. This coat is some different than what I was hoping for. The one good thing is that it is a seamless felted coat but better fit for an artic explorer than a sheep shepherd! The below picture is a sample of the SBF wool felted. I have learned from this project that samples are really important. I should have backed this sample with the wool I planed to line my coat with and I would have realized that the two wools felted so differently that a better choice of wool combos should have been used. The brown wool lining ended up not felting untill the coat was almost finished making the otter SBF wool a bit harder and over felted than is desirable.
SEE WHAT I MEAN? Antartica here I come!
I continued to full it more after this pic was taken and will shpe it (or try) and add a collar. I'll post the final coat when finished.
After a very cold night my coat (out in the unheated greenhouse) stood on it's own.