Knitting and crochet remain extremely popular crafts and the trend for making your own toys, rather than purchasing synthetic, mass-produced items shows no signs of slowing. In "Knitted Bears" these needlecrafts are used as fantastic methods of creating personalised, irresistible toys - perfect either for gifts or for your own family. Each of the eight bears, including girly Blossom Boo, stubborn Dill and motherly Marigold, has its own wardrobe and accessories, as well as strong characters all of their own!The patterns are clear and easy-to-follow, and the accompanying stunning photographs showcase the charming toys and their mischievous personalities perfectly. There are separate close-up shots and views of the accessories, all made in a wonderful range of soft yarns and gorgeous colours. With the straightforward patterns and inspiration for future creations, "Knitted Bears" will appeal to beginners in the crafts as well as those with more experience.
Claire Garland is an experienced designer with a passion for crafts such as knitting and crochet. She is the author of several books, including Knitted Babes (Mitchell Beazley) and Toys to Sew (Collins and Brown. She lives in Cornwall where she runs her own mail-order business selling her knitted doll kits, see www.dotpebbles.com.