Thursday, November 4, 2010
Brinjal is another word/name for eggplant according to wikipedia. Seemed like a good name to give this latest bear of mine...
... meet Brinjal the Bear. He is made out of a stunning, and very OOAK piece of hand-dyed mohair from Debs Bears. I've matched the purple mohair with a piece I hand-dyed myself back in May during some experiments with using foodstuffs as dye. (this bit was dyed with tea - so not terribly exotic!)
I made Brinjal in the opposite order to my normal bears as well - finishing his head before I'd even sewn his body and limbs (the was simply due to chelsea sleep time restrictions, not by choice). And so because of this I think I got a little excited trying some new things for his face. I wanted to give the embroidered effect of a highlight on his nose. Then decided the nose needed to be edged - but not fully. Then decided that this same thread needed to be continued onto his pulled toes... anyway the end result is a very unique big bear. But quite a stunning one too. His serious look and big size make him quite imposing in person!