Hand Spinning & Natural Dyeing - Sarah Matthess

Monday, 15 December 2014

Little Bear

This is Little Bear. He's a 12", possibly 'Chad Valley' (label missing but he fits the description), wood-wool stuffed, glass-eyed, antique bear with 5 joints! In very good order for his age, which I'm guessing is around 1940's. 

He comes with a smart hand-knit, made from hand-spun, naturally dyed 2 ply wool, knit on 2mm needles.  This is an original design of my own, incorporating a couple of Nordic patterns and a row of 'teddies' (in plum).  Main body of the sweater is dyed in lichen from County Fermanagh, madder root (plum), and log-wood (black).

Little Bear is up for sale, including his sweater. You can find him on Etsy.

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