Cedric and Katie were in a TV competition called Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution – and they won! Lucia, a writer, saw the show and called Katie to suggest turning Cedric into the star of a book. They agreed, contacted Anne, an illustrator, and together they created The Adventures of Cedric the Bear.
Before Cedric came to life in the books he was a handmade teddy bear.
I made Cedric to sit approximately 4 inches tall and filled him with premium glass beads to give just the right weight. I hand wove his fabric using a beautifully soft Tencel yarn and a twill structure which is what gives him his unique diagonal line and diamond pattern. I cut and hand stitched him together before finishing him with a stitched nose and glass eyes.
I completed every stage by hand using traditional techniques meaning approximately 20 hours of love went in to making him.
For more in depth detail about how I made him please take a look at my blog Here
As I worked at my loom and wove these beautiful threads together I could see in my mind’s eye all the colours of a cascade of falling leaves.