I may be shouting a lot for help over the next few days. I have never made a mohir bear and yesterday I received a phone call from a lady saying she wanted one of my bears having seen them in a local gallery but only collected mohair bears. I rushed to meet her as she was going away for two weeks I showed her mohair samples I had (allways intende to start on mohair after Christmas) she chose a fabric which is made locally and I shall have it tommorrow, the bear has to be 152 tall witha simmillar face to the one she had seen. Please be ready to help I am absolutely petrified of messung up as she has paid 3/4 of the price up front plus the extra for my getting next day dellivery on the fabric help helpready to pnic :redface:
Mohair is manna from Heaven. You won't have any trouble at all.
If you are used to using dense synthetic and you have only very sparse mohair your finished look will be somewhat different, but it's much easier to run mohair thru your machine (or fingers, I would think!), and pretty much the same to stuff (only it stretches less.)
I am absolutely petrified of messung up as she has paid 3/4 of the price up front plus the extra for my getting next day dellivery on the fabric help helpready to pnic :redface:
Easy girl ... mohair is absolutely the most forgiving fabric there is! It'll be okay. (But know we're here just the same.)
You'll be alright!!!
Mohair, like all the other girls said, is a dream to work with - no stretch and not as dense as synthetic so it will be a breeze for you to make this bear.
What i want to know is.....WHAT MOHAIR SUPPLIER ARE YOU USING IF IT IS MADE LOCALLY????? We girls are always after a new supplier so don't keep us in suspenders Estelle pleeeeze
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Let us have a picture of the bear too if possible, when it's finished - we are a nosy bunch of gals
thanks for the boost I just got in a panic. I was on a high after meeting the client she said such nice things about my bears. When I had orered the fabric panic set in, feel better now after all your encouragement. :dance: :dance:
the supplier is in Bradford and does next day delivery,they do German and English mohair the one my customer chose is actually made and died there. The range is limited but I try to buy locally if I can. below is their url
The one orderd is 13mm peach /black hairs, take a look :lol:
the bear ordered has to be something like this one but a littlt fatter, I explained I couldnt make it axactly alike ( not that clever)
well the bear is cut and sewn MY MACHINE LOVES MOHAIR my poor machine has been fighting synthetics for years it has just sewn its first mohair and is in love I am sure I heard it purrrrrrrring You were all so right it is lovely stuff. I just hope it looks good when its finnished, good or bad I shall show you all so be kind please
Oh you are so cute.....just read this entire subject- start to finish as I hadn't had a chance before.
I am so glad you like mohair.
Here's a secret for you about mohair....It does stretch a wee bit, especially if your pattern doesn't run on the straight.....however....this is the really neat thing about mohair, you can stretch it( by pulling or shrink it up but using steam from your iron. Synthetics don't do that. Also sometimes you might have a tiny bit too much on one arm as you are closing? again the mohair will work with you.
I enjoyed your saga.
Will you be using more mohair now or returning to synthetics?
Just curious.....now i want to have a look see at the finished product...
I am glad you can relax now and enjoy your success.
Oh thank you so much for the tips Dilu I have already bought more mohair and the shop I supply is keen to try them on their customers, I owe a lot of my success with that first one to reading everyones tips on here. I have designed four smaller bears in the same fur as I had a little left and bought a fat quater to go with it they should be quite different to each other so that is my project for after Christmas.Thanks again