The studio is located outside the beautiful town of Charlevoix, Michigan, about one mile from Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix.
Friday, June 24, 2011
More Teddy Bear fabric
I got back to weaving bear fabric again after returning from Muskegon and Grand Rapids. The second fabric was woven with a turquoise mohair in the same weaving pattern as the first one, John Murphy"s Bird's Eye, version VIII, pg. 14 of Marguerite Davison's pattern book. Since the mohair is so fuzzy, the pattern will not be as distinct once it is wet finished. This yarn came from an estate sale, and the photo is pretty close to the actual colors. I tried it first with plain weave, but my warp was sett a little too close, and I didn't like it. A basket weave may have worked better.
After finishing the turquoise mohair, I started the third fabric. This one is from pg 13 of Davison's book, version XI of Traditional Bird's Eye. I chose a plyed white wool and angora yarn for this version, also purchased at an estate sale a while ago. I'm hoping it makes a nice soft bear once it is wet finished.
The blue fabric at the bottom is the turquoise mohair shown above and is quite a bit darker in the photo than the actual color.