Small in size but big in character, the teddy bear gets the craft treatment with these 40 unique patterns to knit & crochet. Using material from two books in the Twenty to Make series - Crocheted Bears & Knitted Bears - this guide provides two basic bear patterns and 40 different outfits. They include a hiking bear, complete with boots and a backpack, a beach-loving bikini bear, a sweet honeybee bear, a gardening bear, and even an artist bear with her own crocheted easel and paint palette. Every bear has its own special character, making them ideal for gifts that can be personalised to suite any occasion.
Val Pierce's passion for knitting began when her father taught her to knit at the age of five. Later in life she began home knitting for yarn manufacturers, and since then she has made a huge range of items, from evening dresses to teddy bears. She later began designing items of her own, and before long Val's designs were appearing regularly in national knitting and crochet magazines. She also teaches knitting, as well as a range of other needlecrafts, to both adults and children. Val lives and works in Shropshire. www.crossedneedles.co.uk