Knitting small toys is an absorbing and addictive hobby and homemade teddies have a special charm all of their own. The Knitted Teddy Bear has patterns to knit more than twelve gorgeous teddy bears, ranging in style and size. You will find traditional-style heirloom bears for serious teddy affictionados; for children there are bears with their own wardrobe of clothes; and there are tiny teds for the miniature bear enthusias The instructions are easy to follow and there are clear diagrams showing how to sew up, thread-joint, and create the perfect gift or heirloom. You can build on the patterns given to create many other variations, including 'old' bears that have been loved and left in the attic, character teddies and mascots. The Knitted Teddy Bear is perfect for teddy bear lovers and keen knitters of all skill-levels from the experienced to relative beginners.
Sandra Polley has always enjoyed craftwork, especially knitting. She particularly enjoys creating little characters from scraps of yarn. Her designs have featured in craft magazines, such as The Knitter, Simply Knitting and Woman's Weekly. She also runs a successful small business 'Knits and Pieces' selling her patterns through yarn shops and companies throughout the UK. Sandra now lives in Leicestershire and has two daughters, a young grandson and a very little Border Terrier called Oscar. She is the author of The Knitted Teddy Bear.