this is going to sound like a stupid question but here goes. I have the wire stretchers do i just place the hide on until it is snug or should I should I pull it down to best match a size (example m,l, xl etc.) for length and this will best match the recommended shoulder, neck , and base without over stretching.
Never a stupid question but usually a smartass answer.... You want to snug the pelts but not really stretch them. The measurements for the wood stretchers can be used as a general guide for the wire forms as well. They can be shaped and they'll want to attach the hooks to the pelt, but not thorugh the pelt, one for both feet and the other for the top of the tail area. When I used wire forms I would always attach a wooden clothpin to the sides of the pelt at the bottom to hold them in place for 24 hours since the measurements are taken from the nose to the lowest portion of the pelt on one of the sides.
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