Posts Tagged ‘bear’

Sweater Bears

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

I have had a fascination for some time with bears made from felted knitwear. My intention was to start with a felted aran jacket I had of my own but the pattern is very intricate and I couldn’t decide which bits to use.

I have long appreciated the Burra Bears of the Northern Isles. When a textile artist I follow posted that she had sweaters she had felted was anyone interested in purchasing? I couldn’t resist a wee peek. I managed to purchase some fairisle type patterns.

I searched my patterns to determine which would be most suitable to this very thick fabric. I think I settled on the right one. They are fully jointed and as a wee personal and individual touch I have give each one a cowl scarf which is secured by large, vintage buttons. Genuinely vintage, from button stashes of previous generation.

One was given to Parkinson’s UK for an online auction in Aberdeenshire. One is in my Folksy shop (link on right of page), another is In Hellygog at Logie Steading, outside Forres. The 4th is still here with me. I have another two cut out ready to assemble.

I would like to offer this as a service to anyone who has accidentally washed a loving sweater at the wrong temperature. If you would like to turn a ruined sweater that lurks at the back of the cupboard into a living, cuddly object, get in touch.

 

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Brown Bear

Monday, September 16th, 2013

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Meet  Brown Bear.

       He has been made in the Brown family tartan.

       He is currently on his way to England where

        we believe he will shortly depart for Canada.

        An adventurous bear right enough!

Special Commission

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These bears were created as a lasting momento of a couples special day………………their wedding.

The bears can be both be made in the groom’s tartan or one can be the groom’s and one the bride’s. The bears will whatever you want them to be. I just use my experience to create what you want. Anither option would be to make them in tweed and adorn them with something made in the tartan. The possibilities end with your imagination.

 

He loves you

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

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It’s now February and time for all you young (and not so young :)) lovers out there to be thinking of Valentines day.
This wee guy is available in my Dawanda shop

http://http://en.dawanda.com/product/16281546-He-Loves-You

New Addition

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

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This is a new style of bear that I tried. He was stroked by many passers by at last Saturdays Buckie arts and crafts fair but he didn’t even last the hour on the stall before being purchased for someones Christmas present. I guess this might mean making a few more.

Buchanan Bears

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

 

Buchanan BearsHere are the Antique Buchanan Bears. Having just been completed while staying in Edinburgh they agreed to sit for a photo before being packed to travel to their new home.

They are together in their new home sitting on a Buchanan tartan rug. Should make for a very colourful corner of the room.