Artist Bears and Handmade Teddy Bears

Artist Bears and Handmade Teddy Bears

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Maureen Murrish
Tulip Bears
United Kingdom
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All Bears (31)
Traditional Bears (8)
Artist Bears (9)
Sewing Patterns from Tulip Bears (12)
Nursery Wall Art (2)

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Hi, thank you for visiting my store. My name is Maureen I live in Durham, England. I have been making bears since 1993.

I started creating small bears thinking it would be a simple way to add a little variety to my stall at craft fairs when taking my handmade dolls to shows. I had no idea what I was tampering with! Bears, I soon discovered, are not to be treated in so caviller a fashion. They quickly took hold of my heart and deftly moved the dolls off stage almost completely.

Captivated, I developed my own patterns and made giant bears of 40 plus inches to tiny ones of 2 or 3 inches. I experimented with mohair, alpaca, tweed, faux fur, velvet, baby-cord, and more in just about every combination. I settled mostly on the wide variety of mohair available though I still experiment and am constantly updating my patterns and styles.

I began by designing very traditional bears, humps, long arms and all. But soon strayed to what I term 'character bears'. I now have a wide variety of traditional and character bears and am currently working on a new pattern which will wander still further from the traditional teddy. That said, I think 'Ye Olde Brune Bear' will always hold a very special place in my heart.

Please have a good look round and if you have a question just get in touch and I'll do my best to help.
Maureen.

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PDF Bear Pattern
7" (17.7 cm)
$11.00 USD

17 hrs ago 


PDF Bear Pattern
11" (27.9 cm)
$11.00 USD

41 hrs ago 


PDF Bear Sewing Pattern
14" (35.5 cm)
$11.00 USD

2 days ago 


PDF Bear Pattern William
12" (30.4 cm)
$11.00 USD

3 days ago 


PDF Sewing Pattern Sam
7" (17.7 cm)
$11.00 USD

4 days ago 


BunnyBear PDF Pattern
8" (20.3 cm)
$11.00 USD

5 days ago 


Murphy
8" (20.3 cm)
$87.00 USD

6 days ago 


Crystal
8" (20.3 cm)
$125.00 USD

7 days ago 


Fleur
8" (20.3 cm)
$125.00 USD

8 days ago 


Forest
8" (20.3 cm)
$125.00 USD

9 days ago 


Sassy
9" (22.8 cm)

Adopted

18 days ago 


Beckett
8½" (21.5 cm)

Adopted

18 days ago 


Basil
6" (15.2 cm)

Adopted

18 days ago 


Esther
9" (22.8 cm)

Adopted

18 days ago 


Norwood
8" (20.3 cm)
$87.00 USD

10 days ago 


Nursery Wall Art Download
10" (25.4 cm)
$5.00 USD

11 days ago 


Nursery Wall Art Download
10" (25.4 cm)
$5.00 USD

12 days ago 


Mohair OTTO
6" (15.2 cm)
$65.00 USD

13 days ago 


Nix
10½" (26.6 cm)
$145.00 USD

14 days ago 


PDF Download Pattern for
9" (22.8 cm)
$11.00 USD

15 days ago 


PDF Download Pattern for
12" (30.4 cm)
$11.00 USD

16 days ago 


PDF Download Pattern for
9½" (24.1 cm)
$11.00 USD

17 days ago 


PDF Download Pattern for
14" (35.5 cm)
$11.00 USD

18 days ago 


PDF Download Pattern for
12" (30.4 cm)
$11.00 USD

19 days ago 


PDF Download Pattern for
8½" (21.5 cm)
$11.00 USD

20 days ago 


Bertie
14" (35.5 cm)
$130.00 USD

21 days ago 


Meadow
6.5" (16.5 cm)
$125.00 USD

 


Pearl
11½" (29.2 cm)
$165.00 USD

 


Louis
10½" (26.6 cm)
$155.00 USD

 


Brandy
15" (38.1 cm)
$145.00 USD

 


Taran
9½" (24.1 cm)
$100.00 USD