OK, so I admit it. I just love mohair and alpaca. Because most of my bears are made using alpaca, I have ended up with a good sized (understatement) stash of mohair. I am particularly keen on soft, silky, curled kid mohair. I cannot resist it, so I buy it and then don't know what to do with it. If anyone knows of a treatment for this addiction, please let me know.
Another issue I have with curly mohair is that it is difficult to use on bear faces where I tend to prefer straight fur to work with. A little while ago, I designed a new pattern that I called my 'Popsies'. Blushes and Peaches both came from this pattern. I thought it might be interesting to use a yummy piece of toffee-coloured curled mohair from my stash with my Popsie pattern.
I constantly fiddle with my designs or should I say 'I develop my designs' :) and the following bear has the Popsie head , my panda pattern body and arms, and leg pattern adapted from my realistic bears. Does this make me a Dr Frankenstein? It surprised me how well the different elements from my different designs have gone together. Anyway, 'Autumn' is the result.