Monday 25 June 2018

No sooner said than ..

..done!  After my earlier post I decided to take the bull by the horns this afternoon and made a tweedy bow-tie and buttons for McBlue ...

And I am very pleased with his new look, in fact I think he looks quite the city gent now.

McBlue is still looking for his special someone. He is definitely cuddly enough to love and hopefully, smart enough too in his new bow-tie, so if you think McBlue could be the teddy bear for you, please pop over to my website for further details and pics ...

Thank you!


Business as usual

I had planned to introduce Duchesse on my blog but she sold within seconds of appearing on my website, then in the flurry of paperwork and packaging to send her on her way, I completely forgot to write my promised blog post ... sorry! She was a pretty, gentle looking teddy bear, created from lovely Schulte mohair.

20" Duchesse

After finishing Duchesse last week, I made another teddy bear from lovely Harris Tweed cloth.  I sized him down to be a bit smaller than the first Tweedy Bears, and at 17" 'Pippin' is a perfect size for cuddles. By the way, I used gorgeous autumnal shades for this bear, so he looks very cosy!

17" Pippin

Pippin is now available to adopt from my website, together with big brother 'McBlue', a very handsome 20" Tweedy Ted. I am planning to change McBlue's buttons and ribbon, as after mulling things over, I think matching grey tweed buttons and bow-tie would suit him better.

20" McBlue

I am looking forward to starting work on another Tweedy Ted this week, a special commission order for a collector. This one will be a teddy girl in pretty herringbone lilac and pink stripes,  hand woven by an independent weaver from the Isle of Lewis. It is such a joy to create teddy bears from such special cloth!

I also have a more vintage style teddy bear in the pipeline and maybe a Tiddler or two on the cards ...  or at least a couple of smallish bears; in fact, I have a head full of teddy bear waiting to bring to life at the moment!

So, it will be business as usual this summer in the All Bear workroom, then hopefully a change of pace and scenery in the Autumn, when I plan to squeeze in a ramble along Cornish cliffs and indulge myself in a spot of gazing out to sea and soaking up the view. 

Can't wait!


Thursday 14 June 2018

Work in progress

Work in progress ...

This super pretty bear will be arriving soon!

Watch this space ...



I have just enough time to squeeze in one more Tweedy Ted before heading back to my mohair ...

 Introducing 'McBlue', a very dapper fellow in soft grey, contrasted with a smart blue check Harris Tweed.  I love the soft feel of this fabulous hand woven cloth; the colours and patterns blend so beautifully, they seem to have an essence of the beautiful Hebridean Isles, woven right through them!

McBlue is currently available to adopt from my website:


Friday 1 June 2018

Tweedy Teds

I find it's good to take a break from mohair to experiment with different fabrics now and again. This week, I have been having heaps of fun creating cloth bears from Harris Tweed. I absolutely love this beautiful hand woven, pure wool fabric, which is produced in the Scottish Isles.

This special Tweed is available in an unending array of fabulous colours and patterns, is strong enough to withstand the rigours of bear-making and produces wonderfully characterful, traditional bears, with a twist!

I daresay I'll introduce a few smaller bears along the way, but to start with, I've been making larger bears ... Thistle measures 21" and Lullaby 20". I was so thrilled when both bears sold within moments of making their appearance on my website!

I have several other gorgeous pieces of this fabulous fabric in my workroom and another couple of tweedy teds in the pipeline, so if you missed this pair of tweedy bears, please pop back again soon!


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