No. 2 was my second offering yesterday. I made her from a vintage wool/mohair sweater, hand-dyed to a fresh shade of spring green with gold. I don't historically dress my bears but she seemed to want a little something simple, so I made her a dotty dress that ties at her shoulder. That "chocolate" bunny she holds is made from an incredibly lush cashmere textile needle-sculpted into a familiar, Easter-y shape. I hand-dyed No. 2 using several colors of Kool Aid overdyed atop one another, and I LOVE the end result. Just the fresh gold with green I was hoping for in this piece. Good thing I took notes! I also felted the material a bit after dyeing, to close the weave in preparation for stuffing.

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