This chair seat is called “Rori Shows Her Belly” and shows Rori on a rug in a typical “scratch my belly” pose. The design is based on one of my photos of her.
I used my homespun and millspun hand dyed yarns, all of which are wool/ mohair blends (details). The backing is 100% cotton 13×13 epi Monk’s Cloth.
The rug Rori is laying on is made of 4 different green millspun yarns.
Back of Chair Seat
Rori and Sandy
Front of Chair Seat
Details came out better with the more enlarged size of the cat. Also, contrast is key to making small details visible. The 13×13 epi Monk’s cloth worked much better than the looser version designed for embroidery.
Info on the yarns used is given below. The picture links to the full description and creation details for the yarn where available.
|Rug:||Pearl Green kettle hand dyed (before carding) millspun.|
|Forest Dreams hand dyed (before carding) millspun. Designed to look like a forest at a distance for use in weaving and rug hooking.|
|Aquatics hand dyed (before carding) millspun. Designed to look like pond water for use in weaving and rug hooking.|
|Green with Envy hand dyed (before carding) millspun.|
|Rori:||Since natural black isn’t readily available in mohair (black mohair is dark grey at best) I bought a skein of Brown Sheep’s Lamb’s Pride Worsted Onyx from Alpaca Direct as they had the best price when I was shopping. It is a USA made 15% mohair/ 85% wool single ply yarn.|
|I also used mill spun natural DWF white mohair/ wool yarn for Rori’s tummy patches. Sport White Millspun 2 Ply 59% Mohair 31% Shetland Wool.|
|Eyes: Coreopsis hand dyed (after spinning) millspun. This yarn is shades of yellow with sections of yellow and white designed to stripe. I used a small amount from a section of yellows.|
|A small amount of Natural Dark Grey DK 2Ply Millspun 68% Mohair 32% Shetland, Blue Faced Leicester Wool was used to create depth around the chin line and between the toes.|
|Edging:||Iris – Hand Dyed (After Spinning) Millspun|
|Lettering:||Ooops! Forgot it on this one so embroidered on the back.|