Updated: Jun 4, 2018
Now and again I find it's good to take a break from mohair, to experiment with different fabrics. This week I have been having heaps of fun creating cloth bears from Harris Tweed. I absolutely love this beautiful hand woven, pure wool fabric, produced in the Scottish Isles. Harris Tweed comes in an unending array of fabulous colours and patterns, is strong enough to withstand the rigours of bear-making and produces wonderfully characterful, traditional bears, with a twist.
I daresay I'll introduce a few smaller bears along the way, but to start with, I've been making larger bears ... Thistle measures 21" and Lullaby 20". I was so thrilled when both bears sold within moments of making their appearances on my website!
I have several other gorgeous pieces of this fabulous fabric in my workroom and another couple of tweedy teds in the pipeline, so if you missed this pair, please pop back soon!