Kit ~ Red Ted ~ RED mohair teddy with antique ribbon and reproduction pin.
NOTE: This Kit is for the RED teddy ~ (see mohair color photo)
The mohair in this kit has been slightly over-dyed to soften the color. (I was not thrilled with` it "off the bolt" ;-) It might still be a little brighter than my photos, but it's soft and lovely!
~ This kit is limited to just 10 for now and includes wonderful antique blue ribbon and a reproduction antique Teddy "Roosevelt" pin!!
~ This dear teddy was inspired by an early teddy bear. He is about 10" tall, has glass eyes and is fully jointed. His style is perfect for a beginner as there are no paw pads to set in, yet he still has the look and charm of an olde ted. You will create Teddy from soft German mohair, embroider his nose with Perle cotton, add glass eyes and joint him to be posable.
~ There are multiple ways to create movable joints in teddy bears and I show more than one style when I'm teaching. However, my kits include cotter pin joints (for arms,legs & head) because most people have a needle nose plier or a cotter key around to tighten them with, the other types of jointing hardware take more specialized tools.
** I now include a bag of plastic pellets in all Olde Bear kits should you choose to make him a little "squishy" ~ YIPPEE ~ (To use pellets in the belly, add some regular stuffing to neck and shoulder area, and a teeny bit in the bumm. Pour in pellets to desired squishiness and top off with a layer of stuffing to more easily close the back opening.)
Pattern and instructions
Hints and resources pages
Bear making hints and jointing pages
Soft distressed mohair
Joints and cotter pins for head, arms & legs
Black Perle cotton (nose)
Lovely ribbon - Antique Rayon Grosgrain ribbon in a great shade of blue.
A reproduction political "pinback" with the name Roosevelt (Yes, Teddy Roosevelt!)
A wee bit of excelsior - (for in the end of his nose)
Bonus vest pattern should you like to dress your bear.
~ You will need your own stuffing (poly or wool) and threads ~ Button hole twist or carpet thread works lovely for closing seams.
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*** Hand dyed wool, mohair or velvet colors in kits will vary often as dye lots do change. Many fabrics I dye myself and some I purchase from others, this variance in dye lots is what makes these fun projects unique!