Operation Teddybear

Teddybears live innocuous yet ubiquitous lives without almost anyone having a concept of how complicated (physically as opposed to emotionally) they truly are.

Recently, I had the opportunity to get a hands-on experience with our fluffy friends. I learned just how many small pieces of fabric it takes to make something that seems so simple. These teddybears were made from long sleeve shirts using the shirt buttons for eyes.

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In the middle of this project, I also learned about the curious origin of the teddybear through a really great podcast. If you’ve never heard of Billy Possum, you should check it out.

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About mitchcollective

MITCH Collective is a community-driven catalyst promoting creativity in the Ohio Valley. MITCH Collective enriches Martins Ferry, Ohio and nearby towns by: -inviting artists, writers, and musicians to experience the beauty and creative potential of the area while creating new work and interacting with local residents through the residency program. -inspiring a historically economically depressed area by teaching new skills and ideas that will help foster new problem solving approaches for challenges that face the community. -collaborating with nonprofit and municipal organizations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania to bring innovative, interdisciplinary projects to life. Facilities include printmaking, screen printing, sewing, quilting, and bookbinding. Visit www.mitchcollective.org for more information.
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