I was asked recently to make a blue mohair rabbit. I do have some blue mohair but it's of the really long, lustrous kind - meant really for big bears. I had a look around for something more suitable for a little rabbit, but blue mohair is hard to find - and what there is tends to be quite expensive.
So, plan B: dye some mohair!
I had some mohair dye that I bought ages ago, at a teddy bear fair somewhere, but I've never tried it. The process seemed simple enough though...
I was really pleased with the way it turned out! It one of the good things about accepting commissions: I often end up doing something new - getting to grips with a new technique.
The lady wanted a sort of blue-grey colour, so we went for the more muted of the two colours above - the lower one. I'm not sure how well the photos show it, but it is a beautiful sea-green colour, and the backing fabric is slightly paler than the pile, giving it a lovely translucent effect.
And this is Minty!