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Q. How much is (insert name here) plush?
A.For general pricing see here:
Nazegoreng's Plush Price ListNazegoreng’s Plush Price List
Prices depend on individual plushes, please note me and I can give you a specific price. Only plushes are available for commission when available.
To convert AUD (Australian dollars) to USD or another currency, just type "(insert price here) AUD to (insert your currency here)" into google.
Q. Can I commission you?
A. Commissions are CLOSED. Opening 7th and 8th of Feb
Commissions Policy - CLOSED - Opening 7th and 8thNew info please read if you are wanting a commission.
Q. What kind of plushes can you make
A. I can make almost any kind of plush, though humans are not something I am making at this time. I prefer to work between 10-25" in size, and can make almost any fantasy, animal or other creature.
If you are not sure if I can or will make something feel free to send me a note. There's no harm in asking.
Q. Can I trade with you?
A. While I would love to trade as much as possible, I simply don't have the time (or finances) to trade with everyone.
I will typically only trade with people that I have admired for a long time. Please be understanding that I cannot trade with everyone. I am more likely to trade with those who I contact myself, rather than through requests.
When trading for digital art, I typically ask for equal dollar value, digital art to plush. So if the plush I made cost $300, I would expect $300 worth of digital art in return, plus the value of postage if the trader does not want to cover that themselves.
Q. Can I critique your work? or Why don't you like critique?
A.Please understand that while you may have good intentions, I really do not like receiving critique on my work unless requested. For personal and practical reasons. I prefer to seek critique either in private from experienced artists or when I am actively editing my pattern (in which case I will post a journal inviting open critique).
Q. Can I buy or have your plush pattern/s?
A. No, I will not be sharing my plush patterns.
Q. How did you learn to plush/make patterns
A. I started out by doing ALLOT of research. I then learnt to pattern basic shapes, such as spheres etc. Once you can plush basic shapes, most plushes are just variations and combinations of these shapes. Practising with premade patterns is also a great way to learn, but practising making your own patterns is highly valuable.
Q. Can you teach me?
A. I am more than happy to answer a few questions or give advice, but unfortunately I don't have time to sit down and spend hours teaching someone. I highly suggest watching sewing tutorials on youtube as they will teach you a great deal.
Recommended sewing tutorials: www.youtube.com/user/shinyhappywendi/videos
Detailed pony sewing tutorials: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…
Q. What do you make your plushes out of?
A. I primarily use minky fabric. I usually purchase it from plushaddict.co.uk
Q. How do you do your eyes on your plushes?
A. I use a brother Innovis 750D embroidery machine, Madiera Rayon embroidery thread, and Bernina V6 embroidery software. For resin eyes I create my own moulds and cast them myself.
Q. What sewing machine do you use?
A. I use a Pfaff Ambition 1.0 and a brother NS30.
Q. What airbrush and paints do you use?
A. I use a dual action airbrush www.hobbytools.com.au/airbrush…
Pretty much any airbrush can do plush airbrushing. I would suggest purchasing a dual action one as you can control the flow.
I do not share information on the fabric paints and methods I use to airbrush, so please do not ask. I would suggest watching airbrushing tutorials, researching paints and doing tests on scrap fabric to find what works best for you.
Q. When will plush commissions open?
A. Commissions will open typically once I finish the current batch
Q. Why do your plushes cost so much?
A. Plushes are a luxury item. They are custom made from high quality materials, using quality machinery and are extremely labour intensive. All of this equates to a higher cost to plushes that are mass produced. These are art pieces, not toys. A plush can take 40+ hrs to make.
Q. But that is out of my price range..
I try to hold giveaways so everyone has a chance at owning one of my plushes. However, sewing is my sole income so I'm afraid I cannot lower my prices.
Q. Can you advertise _______ for me? Or can I advertise _______ for you in return for _____?
A. Most often the answer is no.
Q. Can I draw your OC/s?
A. Of course! I love it when people draw my OCs. Please make sure to send me a link when you are done. References: nazegoreng.deviantart.com/favo…
Q. Can I make you a gift? (ie sculpture, custom, plush etc)
A. I'd love that! But please understand that making a gift (a physical item) and expecting me to then pay for it is not ok. Neither is making something then asking me to trade for it when no trade has been agreed upon.
If you are going to want me to pay postage to send said gift please ask first as my finances can change.
Q. Can I reserve a commission place
A. Note me and we can discuss the possibility.
Q. Do you take payment plans?
A. Yes, but under certain conditions. Note me to discuss.
Q. Can we be friends?
A. Becoming friends is a natural process, so asking to be my friend won't make it so. Friendship happens over time, and cannot be requested or forced. Please understand that I'm a very busy person and noting me over and over again trying to force conversation can be uncomfortable.
Q. Do you come from a smoke/pet free home?
A. Neither I or anyone I live with smokes. I do however have pet cats and dogs. They are never allowed in my plush room but if you are severely allergic to an animal/animals I would suggest looking elsewhere just to be safe.
Q. I'm too nervous to note/talk to you
A. Please don't feel that way. I'm always happy to answer questions, so don't ever feel like you can't ask.
Q. Why does Cobalt (my ponysona) have mud on her hooves and leaves in her mane/tail?
A. Cobalt has always had anxiety about her white coat and gold mane that blend into the sun and clouds. She uses leaves and mud to cover up her coat so she wont feel invisible and/or exposed.
Q. Why did you start making plushes and how did you improve your skills?
A. I started out admiring other plushmakers (and not being able to afford them) and figured I could make my own if I applied myself. I had some experience in sculpting, painting and general craft so I already had a heads start.
I bought my equipment, researched like crazy and drafted my own patterns. Plushing for 2 years has given me allot of experience and practise. I always try to keep updating my patterns and incorporating new ideas and techniques into my work. Learning to make a tonne of my own patterns from scratch has also taught me a great deal.
- Research like mad (even once you are experienced)
- Be passionate about improving
- Don't be satisfied with sub-par work
- If you are serious, invest in your machinery and tools