This is a quick post to show you a very gentle candlewicked teddy bear stitched by Jillian Bath.
There’s something about the simplicity of this bear that makes it very endearing to small children and this particular one has had a lot of cuddles!
The pattern comes from Candlewicking Book by Tonia Todman 1993. She describes him as ” an easy bear to make because his head and body are all in one. Limbs are all sewn in rather than jointed. You can allow your creative spirit free rein when embroidering – all sorts of candlewicking embellishment will be suitable. I suggest that it would be almost impossible to embroider him too much !! “
Here’s some eye candy of how Jillian has embroidered him…
Just too cute!
I’m also going to share the postcard that Jillian created for our 2014 Creative Challenge Stitching Love and Hope. It evokes in a very delicate way the poppy fields of Flanders which are one of the most powerful symbols of WW1.
Hope you have a fun weekend with lots of stitching!