Okay, so this is what I was working on last week. Don't laugh until you've looked at all the photos - it's a delicate business, this meerkat-making! Unfortunately he is unjointed except for his neck - but that is just the way it had to be, to get this shape.
The next problem is what fabric to make him in. The mohair doesn't seem to work very well - it is too fluffy, and just hides the shape that I spent ages trying to get right. Perhaps something needle felted?
Anyway, the big aim is to have this one, and a standing meerkat, complete for the Clare Priory Craft Fair, if I manage to get a stall there(!) A standing version would be ridiculously immobile - if it moves at all, it won't stand up - but I'm determined to make at least one!
I've still got to work on the ears and the tail of this one, but for the moment, I'm putting it aside and going back to the bears.