Wow - it's been over a week since I posted anything. What can I say? I think I've done more days than usual at the Art & Craft Centre recently, and my sister has been here - so lots of shopping and very little work. And, of course, I have been working on the first of the big bears. Padmore is about 23 inches from head to toe.
He is rather a strange looking thing! He has a needle-felted face. Again, I had the problem of not being able to match the colour of the wool roving to the mohair. So, I started by just giving him eyelids - but it looked like a pair of little white goggles, so I decided to do the whole muzzle. Then I decided that while I was at it, I might as well have a go at making jowls... Now the entire thing looks like a rather spooky, Phantom-of-the-Opera-style mask. But he is interesting - I'll give him that!