How to Make Little Needle-Felted Teddy Bears

Author(s): Judy Balchin


Needle-felting is an easy and fun technique, requiring little in the way of expensive materials or equipment. Its accessibility means it's becoming more and more popular, and here Judy Balchin and Roz Dace show you how to make 20 wonderful little teddy bears using this tactile technique. Each bear measures around 10-12cm (4-5in) tall and can be made in a matter of hours from a bundle of wool fibres, a felting needle and some carefully chosen embellishments. Each bear has its own special character, and they make ideal gifts and keepsakes for friends and love ones. There's a pretty ballet bear, a cool Christmas bear, as well as a vintage bear, rainbow bear and cute love bears. Each project is accompanied by clear, step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, and there are handy hints and tips throughout the book to help the making process even easier. Detailed guidance is provided at the start of the book on the materials and equipment you need; how to sculpt a basic bear; make your bears' paws, feet and faces; and how to really bring your bear to life by carefully positioning the nose, eyes and ears.
The techniques are easy to learn and soon you will be designing and making bears of your own to keep or give.


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Christmas is fast approaching! This book is ideal in itself as a Christmas present, or why not make some of the bears as presents. This book gives you all the advice and techniques you'll need to make each of the fantastic designs. We have a tradition that Little Red always get a Soft Toy at Christmas to remember that year with. This year I think he is old enough to receive one that can sit in his bedroom. I think I will make him one of the bears from this book. The book starts with everything you'll need to know to make the basic bear. Each process is clearly explained with easy to follow pictures and diagrams. To read more of the Crochet Addict Blog click here: - Crochet Addict UK

Judy Balchin and Roz Dace are sisters who have been involved with the craft industry for many years. Judy is a designer, who has written numerous books on practical crafts, and she has worked as an illustrator and craft demonstrator. She has appeared on television and enjoys teaching workshops internationally. Roz worked in television and in the media before joining Search Press, where she has enjoyed many years commissioning practical art and craft books. While working with, and researching different crafts, Judy and Roz have discovered a passion for felting, and they have combined their skills and talents to create their partnership, the Woolly Felters. Visit their Facebook page:

General Fields

  • : 9781782210696
  • : Search Press Ltd
  • : Search Press Ltd
  • : 0.318
  • : September 2014
  • : 235mm X 190mm X 10mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 96
  • : colour throughout