Monday, October 12, 2015
Rallying the Clan
A friend brought this family tartan back from Scotland years ago, and she decided that she wanted to have bears made from it for her family and friend.
In the tradition of all good sewists, even though she didn't intend to use the fabric, she'd purchased a beautiful coordinating navy blue wool, which made my job even easier.
Here is the final result. Well, actually there are 6 of them, but you get the idea.
Working with the tartan fabric made me realize that if I ever get to Scotland, my shopping budget is going straight to the nearest shop selling quality tartan. It had a beautiful hand, the colors are more subtle close up, and it was a joy to work with. Have to say, it was difficult to send the remnants back, but there's enough left that if my friend decided to, she could make herself a nice small jacket.
Next up is another series of custom bears. Remember the necktie bears from last year? Well, that lovely man's family came up with more amazing garments for me to cut up and make a series of bears (and bunnies) for a different selection of grandchildren. I'm looking forward to it, all except the taking shears to high quality clothing part.
But I always get over that, don't I?