Continued from part 2
Wow! The response and outpouring of people who wish to create a stuffed CalicoHorse for people in need has been tremendous! As stated in my last blog, the materials have been carefully selected to assure they are accepted into the various organizations who will be receiving our huggable herd. They will be delivered to foster children and adults in care centers who are in desperate need of a hug.
This is a massive humanitarian project and I do not have any assistants. Please DO NOT email me with questions, please post them in the comment section of the blogs. This will help others as well.
The crafting does not begin until January, however it’s time to start gathering your materials.
The downloadable pattern is currently being tested and will be available in December, however I wanted to share the supply list with you.
Photo Gallery A step-by-step gallery has been created to help you. Please be sure to click an each image and READ ALL of the captions. A picture is worth a thousand words and can save you time.
*Important – be sure to read this paragraph included with the supply list:
Calico Horses Pattern by Lorraine Turner
This simple pattern was designed to be safe for everyone over the age of three. The supply list has been carefully created to meet safety guidelines so the stuffed animals will be accepted by the foster homes and care centers. No alterations of the pattern or additional embellishments (such as buttons and glues) are allowed.
The materials listed MUST be adhered to or your Calico Horse could be rejected by the homes and care centers. If you are delivering stuffed animals to local facilities, please check to see if those facilities have additional safety requirements.
YOU will also need to double check your work to assure you have followed directions. Lorraine Turner is not responsible for faulty craftsmanship.
Please ask your club, organizations, guilds, family and friends to join our team and TOGETHER we shall gallop across the world spreading comfort to ALL in need.
Please join the team of volunteers today!
I would think Pre-washing fabric would be a good idea as we don’t know if the recipient is chemical sensitive.
the stuffing I have is Polyfil Royal Silk and here is the description. will it be ok?
Treat yourself to the sheer softness of the Poly Fil??Royal Silk Fiber Fill. Soft as down with a smooth texture, this fiber fill is perfect to create huggable animals and super comfy pillows. It’s made using virgin bright hypo-allergenic polyester and designed to give your pillows and plush toys a silky smooth look and feel. It contains non-toxic slick gel fiber for enhanced comfort.
Weight: 24 ounces
Non-toxic slick gel fiber
Sorry, I wrote the materials and supplies after many hours researching and meeting with experts. I must adhere to their specifications and therefore cannot alter the list. Feel free to use it on any horses you may be making for your own use:)
Is there a link to the pattern?
Here you go! https://friendsofdunrovin.org/herdforhugs/
I can’t find the pattern. I click on the link for the pattern but it doesn’t take me to the pattern. Help!
The link I posted has all of the info. You will need to fill out this form and the team at Days at Dunrovin will respond. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe95AaDvL2_iUSHuE3W2XgSROz0_Eszz7rp-BOlsOO5nMeqgA/viewform
do you know how long it takes them to reply?
No, they are a non-profit and all of this is done for charity. This is a POST holiday project. Please contact moc.l1686416306iamg@1686416306sguh41686416306dreh1686416306 with any technical issues.
I am not seeing the downloadable pattern. I was waiting for it. I have the supply list and received the email that the pattern was available now. Am I just not awake yet and it’s right in front of my face and would bite me if it was a snake? 🙂 Thanks for your help. I’m so excited about this project.
There is a form to fill out. Please contact moc.l1686416306iamg@1686416306sguh41686416306dreh1686416306 with any technical issues.
Experiencing trouble with Days at Dunrovin’s webpage or the registration process?
Please email moc.l1686416306iamg@1686416306sguh41686416306dreh1686416306 and they’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
On patch that we add “who made” info- can we use a embroidery machine or hand emborder- (using same type of thread that we assembled the horse with) in place of markers?
Hi Teresa, yes, feel free to use machine or hand embroidery, it sounds lovely!