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Tiny Teddy Bears to Weave on Hello Looms

When I was designing the Teddy Bears for the 2022 Summer Weaving Challenge, it struck me that weaving very tiny teddies for the teddy bears would be fun.

I decided that the very smallest looms from Hello! Looms would be wonderful to make ever so teeny tiny teddies.

I also made them a little bed…..

Here’s Part One of how to weave the Teeniest Tiny Teddy Bears:

And here’s Part Two

And, Part Three:

To order the Baby Duo looms from Hello! Looms, go to LINK

The Links for all the how to videos are at:

LINK

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Saffron Teddy Bears – How to Weave Their Sun Hats

The Saffron Bears love to have picnics, so of course, they need to have Sun Hats!

I designed the sun hats for the Saffron Bears, but they fit lots of other dolls and soft toys, too.

Here’s how to weave them:

The link for all the video tutorials for the Saffron Teddy Bears for the 2022 Summer Weaving Challenge is:

LINK

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Saffron Teddy Bears – Assembling the Bears

Here are the video tutorials that show how to assemble the teddy bears:

Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:

The link for all the video tutorials for the Saffron Teddy Bears for the 2022 Summer Weaving Challenge is:

LINK

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Saffron Teddy Bears- How to Weave the Head and Nose

The head and nose of the Saffron Teddy Bear are very expressive.

Here’s how to weave the head:

And here’s how to weave the nose:

The link for all the video tutorials for the Saffron Teddy Bears for the 2022 Summer Weaving Challenge is:

LINK

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Saffron Teddy Bear for the 2022 Summer Weaving Challenge- How to Weave the Teddy Bear Arm

Sampling for a weaving project is a really good idea that most weavers often avoid doing.

But, weaving a small sample can give so much information to the weaver that it is a huge benefit.

Weaving the arms for the Saffron Teddy Bears is a win/win in the sampling department 🙂

The arms are small, but will quickly show you if your yarn is going to make a pleasing fabric for your teddy bear.

If not, then it’s better to make adjustments and weave it over again, rather than committing to weaving the whole body and then finding that the yarn doesn’t work.

So, start your bear by weaving an arm first.

You’ll be glad you did!

The link for all the video tutorials for the Saffron Teddy Bears for the 2022 Summer Weaving Challenge is:

LINK

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Teddy Bears Adventures and Picnic

The Saffron Woven Teddy Bears invited some wooden teddy bears and tiny woven bears to have an adventure with them, and then to join them for a picnic.

They climbed onto some tractors and into some wagons and even a bulldozer to ramble off to the picnic place.

The tiny Blue Bear of Happiness was thrilled to drive the clockwork tractor, but found changing the gears was challenging and sent the passengers tumbling a few times.

They didn’t mind, in fact it was kind of fun.

Jimmy Bear drove the larger tractor with style and his passengers enjoyed the ride in the various trailers, carts and chariots, but did find the heat to be rather intense. (It was blisteringly hot!)

A bulldozer was the ride of choice for a few of the Pandas and their friend….

All the bears sang ‘The Teddy Bear’s Picnic’ at the top of their lungs.

Sadly, the carved wooden teddys found the heat to be un-bearable, so they scampered back into the studio and sat in front of the fan to cool off.

The woven Saffron Bears were perfectly happy in their sun hats, so the sun didn’t bother them.

Jimmy Bear played his guitar and all the other bears loved it.

Two of the bears had brought along a telescope to watch birds, but were able to keep an eye on their carved wooden friends to make sure they made it safely back to the studio.

Only one of the bears had remembered to bring a parasol, but shared it when anyone need a little rest from the sun.

The pandas wondered if the grass might taste like bamboo, but the hot sun had dried it out so much that they decided to not sample it.

And two little bears leaned back in their folding chair and quietly dozed off right after this picture was taken.

The tiniest bears were so glad that someone had remembered to bring their travelling bed along and after some giggling and wiggling, they fell asleep, too….

While the Blue Bear of Happiness and Wee Brown Bear enjoyed the shade of their umbrella.

All in all, it was a fine afternoon on an incredibly hot and sunny summer day.

I designed and wove all the Teddy Bears for the Mirrix Summer Weaving Challenge 2022.

The Saffron Bears were all woven on the Mirrix Saffron Loom. LINK

The tiny Bears were woven on the Baby Duo looms from Hello! Looms. LINK

All the ‘how to’ links to the videos for the step by step process of weaving all the looms are listed on

L I N K (Note: They will be added one by one through the week of August 8 to 15, 2022 and will remain available once they have been released, so there is no time limit on getting the weaving done.)

Happy Weaving! And, may the teddy bears bring you delight!

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Saffron Teddy Bear – How to Weave the Body Lots of Different Ways

When I started designing the Teddy Bears to weave on the Saffron loom from Mirrix for the

2022 Summer Weaving Challenge, I had NO IDEA that I would go down such an amazing Rabbit Hole

There are so many ways to weave the Saffron Teddy Bear.

Even though the same basic ‘recipe’ is used to weave all the bodies, using different weaving techniques and different weights of yarns makes each of the Saffron Bears totally unique.

Here are some video tutorials showing how to weave the variations of the Saffron Bear’s Body:

The Basic Body:

The Black Panda Body:

The Pink Panda Body (How to Weave the Body with Super Bulky Yarns):

The Striped Body (Tapestry/Weft Face Technique):

Some Notes about Tapestry Weave for the Body:

See the Teddy Bear’s Picnic to see all the Bears having a wonderful day:

LINK

The Links for all the Video Tutorials are at:

LINK

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All the Links for the Noreen part of the Summer Weaving Challenge 2022

This post is where I’ll be putting all the links to all the ‘how to’ videos for the woven Teddy Bears that I have designed for the Mirrix Summer Weaving Challenge for the summer of 2022.

The videos will stay up as long as I have a YouTube channel.

For starters…..

Here’s the link to the Summer Weaving Challenge on the Mirrix website: LINK

If you don’t have my book, you can order it from Mirrix, and yup, you’ll want a Saffron loom, too (it’s one of my most favorite looms ever- so adaptable!). LINK

How to carve a weaving hook from a chopstick using a few simple tools: LINK

LINKS TO THE POSTS FOR ALL THE VIDEO TUTORIALS:

INTRODUCTION: The Teddy Bears have a Parade and a Picnic: LINK

1- What is needed for weaving the Saffron Bears LINK

2- Saffron Teddy Bears- How to weave the Arms LINK

3- Saffron Teddy Bears- How to weave the Teddy Bear Body, with lots of variations LINK

4- Saffron Teddy Bears- How to weave the Teddy Bear Head and Nose LINK

5- Saffron Teddy Bears- How to Assemble the Teddy Bears LINK

6- Saffron Teddy Bears- How to Weave Sun Hats for the Teddy Bears LINK

7- Tiny Teddy Bears woven on the Baby Duo Looms from Hello! Looms LINK

Happy Teddy Bears! Happy Weaving! Happy Summertime!

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