Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Paddy Bear

......is my latest teddy bear creation. He is 10 1/2" tall when standing.....8" tall when sitting.....and 13" at his widest point.H has button-thread-joined joints which allows him to sit, stand, and enjoy countless other poses. He is knit using a hand-spun Shetland/Soy Silk blend yarn (all natural colors) and was fulled (or felted depending on which term you choose to use) just enough to create a firm fabric while still maintaining a touch of stitch definition. He has button eyes. His nose is needle-felted using very soft Suri Alpaca fiber. His facial features are also needle-felted. Doesn't he look so very happy?  :>)  He was also lovingly (yet gently) brushed to enhance the natural halo of the hand-spun yarn. This makes him very, very soft to the touch. You just want to cuddle with him.  :>)

Paddy Bear sports his favorite comfy winter sweater. This little sweater was designed just for him. It is knit from a hand-spun superwash wool. Ribbing can be found at the sweater bottom and both cuffs. The turtleneck is also ribbing. The sweater construction is rather simple with drop sleeves.


  1. Oh my. You have created a priceless heirloom. Priceless!

  2. Thank you, Michelle. :>) He was so much fun to make. I learned so much with him.