worst screw up ever

Submitted by pat (dumb A. pat) on 2/24/05 at 4:08 PM. ( psimmons@ megegate.com )

I had dried a salted whitetail cape. Had it hanging 0n a piece of rope. Pulled lips apart to get it off of rope and tore a 2 in. long section of the top lip off. tear went about a quarter of an in. up into the hair on the side of the nose. Any repair suggestions?

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This is a "Duh" question

This response submitted by John C on 2/24/05 at 4:12 PM. ( )

Small needle and thread sew it up like everything else.

How much simplier could it beeeeeee?

Needle and thread

This response submitted by Paul on 2/24/05 at 5:11 PM. ( )

as John has said. Also as you rehydrate it your 2" will be over three, sorry for the good news.

what about glue

This response submitted by pat on 2/24/05 at 6:55 PM. ( )

Thanks, I am afraid you will be able to see the seam with needle and thread. Beings it`s on the side of his face. Do ya`ll think glue will work.

hidden stitch

This response submitted by mk on 2/24/05 at 8:12 PM. ( )

best option there

sewing in short hair areas

This response submitted by Aaron Honeycutt on 2/24/05 at 11:28 PM. ( mhoney"AT"mindspring"DOT"com )

Pat, hey, stuff like this happens. Do the sewing carefully from the inside of the cape. Use a very thin needle and fine thread. You can buy "invisable thread" where sewing things are sold- it's used by some quilters or you can use very light weight fishing line. Make small stitches and watch the hair side as you work. The finished repair can be undetectable when done properly. Enjoy, Aaron H.


This response submitted by pat on 2/25/05 at 12:02 PM. ( psimmons@ megegate.com )

Thanks, once again. Sewing is what I will do.


This response submitted by RL on 2/25/05 at 5:34 PM. ( )

Welcome to the wonderful world of taxidermy.


This response submitted by swampdog on 3/1/05 at 12:17 PM. ( swampdog4@northstate.net )

sewing is the way i would go but like some of the other respones would be making sure your sew line does not show and being on the face that may be hard but it can be done.Or you can always try to find another cape.

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