Come join me and learn how to make this gorgeous little artisan vintage style Elephant. I have called her Hatty as she is rather partial to wearing hats. I will teach you the techniques to make Hatty. All her limbs move, we use glass eyes, and a beautiful fabric called Viscose. She is jointed with hardware, and is weighted with glass beads inside her tummy. As the icing on the cake, I will show you how to use items from your stash to make sweet little hats.
There is also a 1920’s inspired hat that is embellished with beads and flowers. You can either sew by hand or by machine, I will show you either way. There are just a few different stitches that you will learn, and she will appear before you very eyes. She has decorative stitches, and shading to bring out her natural beauty.
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Rosemary Frew began her creative journey using fibre. As a young child in England she began knitting scarves and socks at the age of 7. She discovered her intuitive use of color, fiber and texture resulted into designs and creations that were unique….. at that young age a spark flickered, a flame was lit….and a beautiful creative journey began with a passion beyond compare.
Going through the fiber spectrum to feed and nurture her creativity, Rosemary began looking at other mediums to experiment and play with. Her creativity lead her into a design world as a freelance designer for international yarn companies, and consulting work for new exciting textural yarns being created back in the 1980′s. Rosemary then began her own woolen design and export company, with an indigenous Australian design range.
As with all designers, they like to experiment with new textures (or toys as she calls them) and fields, and soon was commissioned to design quilts & patterns – a love of fabric that grew. Her love of color and texture has led her to design embroidery and cross stitch patterns for thread companies and retail outlets.
Moving along through the years, and with work commitments receding almost into retirement, she now has more time to play, and at last she is able to spend more time in what she calls her ‘toy room’. At a Brisbane craft Quilt and Craft show, she discovered a beautiful fabric called mohair – which is a traditional fabric for making Teddy Bears – it was and still is love at first sight. What a powerful combination – texture, color and fiber all wrapped up together to give endless creative satisfaction. Bliss!
As always, her creative juices started to flow, and her own designs started to form, and soon Luvly Bears were born. She has been creating and making bears for nearly a decade, Still developing and creating, and ever inquisitive, she is creating with different mediums to use with her bear creations.
If you ask Rosemary what is her favorite pass-time, she will always reply: letting my mind and hands wonder through the lushness of fiber, texture and color or in other words – playing in my toy room.