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Treva Blackford • Brown Shop Bears

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Phone: 304•728•8004
Email: brownshopbears2000@yahoo.com

"I design and handcraft bears, foxes and other animals. Most are made from mohair which is sheared from the angora goat then woven into a fabric backing.” Says Treva. “I add either antique shoe button or glass eyes. Next I hand sew the ears to the head and embroider the nose and mouth with perle cotton. When the face is finished, they talk to me…that’s how I know they are done. If I have any doubt, I look the bears in the face.” Treva began making mohair bears when she was in her 50’s, and learned from reading books and magazines. She has raised 23 horses on her family’s farm, and while she thought that she would be a quilter, the mohair brings her the inspiration to make her bears, foxes, bunnies, and other critters.