The pictures trace key points in the process; rest your cursor on each one for more info. (Best viewed in full screen on a large monitor.)
Note: Why, you may well ask, use such thin wire in the first place? Partly because the braided strands allow felting needles to go right through, anchoring the wool and protecting the needles, and partly because this particular size and brand has the best endurance – it takes more than 80 fast bends back and forth in the same spot to break it. Thicker wire of the same brand breaks sooner.
|1. Three-point stance: The only one possible||2. The problem||3. The cause|
|4. Slicing through the wool||5. Adding more wire||6. Testing the stance|
|7. Finishing the reconstruction||8. Closing things up||9. Trimming extra wool|
|10. Raw material for new skin||11. Finished skin panels||12. Mounting the skin|
|13. Front view of mounting the skin||14. Done but not finished||15. Operation complete!|