Monday, 14 March 2011

The Birth of a Mohair Bunny - Part 1

I thought I would show you the making of one of my bunnies from start to finish.
I want to make a couple more ready for Easter so now is a good time to photograph the process from start to finish.

The first thing I do is look through my stash of mohair and ultrasuede to find the colours I want.  I have settled on these compilations.
The first is a straight pile peach mohair which will be for the main part of the bunny.  Her tummy and muzzle will be in the pale green and she will have lilac paw pads and inner ears.  I have also found a green bead necklace and made a little green bow for the top of her head.
The second selection is wavy purple mohair for the main part, and cream with a mauve tip for her tummy and muzzle.  Her paw pads will be pink, and she will have a little bow with pink hearts and lilac beads.

I will need my templates to cut out the pieces of mohair.  They are made from cereal boxes and used over and over again.  All of the bears and bunnies are made using my own patterns.
The other materials needed are strong cotton, traditionl cotterpin joints, polyester stuffing and glass eyes. 

Finally these are the tools I use for making a bear.
Left to right:-  Perle cotton in black (for noses), small pliers, stuffing tool (made by my hubby), tool for tightening the joints, sharp scissors, small scissors for muzzle trimming, long flexible needle, pins, mohair brush, embroidered labels, swing tag and a small comb.

To be continued........


  1. This is looking interesting! I look forward to future installments.

  2. loving this.
    Can't wait for next post.
    Can't belive how many tools you use (and how dangerous some of them look :o)

    {Dab and a dash.}

  3. oooh exciting! Can't wait for the next one.

  4. This looks really interesting.

    Carol x