With it becoming
harder and harder to get the right mohair, in the right colour and when you
want it, this workshop is designed to teach you what you need to know to be able
to create your own beautifully colourful teddies using what you already
have or easy to get loomstate and off white mohair.
The workshop was designed to suit everyone from
beginners to experienced bear makers and will enable students to learn first hand the various
techniques of dyeing a mohair bear any
colour you want.
During the day you will be shown
how to dip dye the various parts of your
bears legs, arms, tummy head, ears in stages then you be given time to practice the
same methods with your own bear.
The day is yours but
most people come onto this workshop with a fairly conservative colour
scheme in mind but once they realise that dyeing can be enjoyable and
not nearly as daunting as it seems they often go away with rainbow
coloured bears which have different coloured tummies,
tipped ears, variegated arms and legs, paler
When choosing your bear for the day I can offer no less than 12 designs including Quince, Periwinkle, Honey, Haldir, Calypso, Loreli, Bermuda,
Angelo, Jezzy, Fire monster, Buttercup and Jaffacake -
click below to see bears
By attending you will
receive also a comprehensive pocketed and bound full colour workbook that not only takes you through the
various processes you will have learned on the day but also covers
colour mixing theory and introduces other dyeing techniques such as
working with natural everyday products to obtain your colours.
You will need to bring an old towel and something to take your damp bear