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Rugging Classes. . . . .any interest?

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Michelle_Nelson, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Michelle_Nelson

    Michelle_Nelson Bring on the Bears!

    I've been throwing the idea around in my head for the past few years about offering a few Rugging Classes every year. I've just been so busy that I havn't put to much effort into doing it. Thought I would put some feelers out there and seeing if there is any intrest.

    Classes would include:

    * Mounting atleast one head.
    * Making repairs to the hide.
    * Stretching the hide.
    * Dying the flanks.
    * Cutting, prepping, and sewing the felt on the hide.
    * Installing the batting.
    * Installing the backing and hangers.
    * Going over the supplies you will need to do your own rugs. . . Sewing Machine, constructing your own stretching table, etc.


    Class contet can be customized for the individual. . . .
     
  2. Michelle_Nelson

    Michelle_Nelson Bring on the Bears!

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  3. Michelle_Nelson

    Michelle_Nelson Bring on the Bears!

    This was a Rug I did Wholesale. It was rejected by his normal Rugger. The head was installed by the other Taxidermist.

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  4. double barrel

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    Wow! Nice save on that one that was skinned with an ax. I love that brown one. Wish I could come, sounds like it would be a great class, good luck.
     
  5. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I think it is a great idea. You don't see too many rugging classes going on.
     
  6. Michelle_Nelson

    Michelle_Nelson Bring on the Bears!

    Double Barrel. . . . . I made the rug shell on the closed mouth color phase rug. First closed mouth Bear Rug I had ever done. I make the majority of my closed mouth bear rug shell. I've been telling myself for the last several years that I was going to enter a few rugs into a taxidermy competition. Ive just never had time.
     
  7. Michelle_Nelson

    Michelle_Nelson Bring on the Bears!

    Just finnished with my first Nanny Mt. Goat Rug. Built the Rug Shell from a change out head. Both back legs cut up the sides, and the front skinned out for a shoulder mount. Leap of death after the shot and one horn core busted off the skull.

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  8. Michelle_Nelson

    Michelle_Nelson Bring on the Bears!

    7'2" Alaskan Brown Bear Rug.

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  9. I am interested in learning how to do this but I live in Ohio so that would be a long commute lol
     
  10. sounds like a great idea? Live in Oregon so not to far away.

    What were you thinking of charging?
     
  11. Ron

    Ron Member

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    I would just like to know what type of sewing machine you use to do the
    Rugging with? How you get through those thick pleats in the felt?