Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Today on the worktable . . . .

 . . . .  OR
"How Mr. Rabbit Got His Spots"
Mr. Rabbit is getting a tad impatient  . . .
With those long ears he can hear me talking to myself all day in the studio.
Every bit of senseless babble, each whimper with a pin or needle prick, he must think me 
quite batty! (He would be correct!)
I'm just thankful he can't see the messy studio just yet!
A "Spotted Hare" is a bit of a signature piece for me.
I thought I would give you a little peek into the process.
First there is the creating of the actual hare. 
Cut, sew, stuff . . . yet at this point he is far from done.
Each spot is carefully cut from mohair and treated to prevent fraying edges.
Spots are placed just so and hand stitched, a process that can take about as long as
just creating the actual hare!
A soft brushing blends his spots beautifully with the contrasting color of his fur.
(I'll show him all finished later in the week!)

Happy stitches!
Lori Ann


Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

I cannot wait to see him all finished ~ love his spots.
Happy Stitching my Friend ~

NataliaUNA said...

He is now fine! I love your rabbits!
With love,

Z said...

Thanks for sharing your process. Now we appreciate your treasures all the more.

Mouse Droppings Fine Folk Art said...

I have always wondered how you went about giving your critters spots...the mystery solved. Thanks for sharing some of your process. Hugs Susan

Doreen said...

He is wonderful already!!! Oh my goodness, I do not envy you stitching those patches..all manner of unmentionable words come forth when I simply sew on eye patches for a panda!!!!

Looking forward to seeing him finished.

:~) D

Kays Kids said...

Lori, we love seeing how your hare gets his spots. I think that could be a title for a book.