WoollenHearted

making dear little things with much love & wool

Brasparts, France | 14 Sales

WoollenHearted

making dear little things with much love & wool

Brasparts, France 14 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (8)

Announcement   *** Both the Woollen Hearted Studio & Shop are currently CLOSED ***

Our little family is currently in the process of moving back to our beloved Pyrénées mountains for the start of the New Year 2019. As this is taking up all our time & energy there will be no more shop updates for the remainder of 2018...

...However, I look forward to getting back into production once we have moved in and I've settled into my new studio space...and I hope the next shop update will come in January 2019

Many thanks for your kind patience during this moment of transition!


The next update for the Woollen Hearted Shop will be SATURDAY 22nd September 2018, with four very special OOAK bears looking for homes. THANK YOU so much for your patience as I get this next update ready ***

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 20, 2018

*** Both the Woollen Hearted Studio & Shop are currently CLOSED ***

Our little family is currently in the process of moving back to our beloved Pyrénées mountains for the start of the New Year 2019. As this is taking up all our time & energy there will be no more shop updates for the remainder of 2018...

...However, I look forward to getting back into production once we have moved in and I've settled into my new studio space...and I hope the next shop update will come in January 2019

Many thanks for your kind patience during this moment of transition!


The next update for the Woollen Hearted Shop will be SATURDAY 22nd September 2018, with four very special OOAK bears looking for homes. THANK YOU so much for your patience as I get this next update ready ***

Francesca Rivière

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Francesca Rivière

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(8)
  • blondeminks on Nov 29, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful bear! She arrived quickly and with extra goodies 💗 Fran is the sweetest and most talented maker! I highly recommend her darling critters and know Fleur will bring me joy for many years to come 💗

  • Annie on Oct 30, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    We LOVE our sweet bear. So, so well made, and already well loved.

  • Anja Bauer on Oct 9, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    You see, that Roly is handmade with so much love! So gorgeous, well done, thank you so much.

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About

I'm Fran, bear maker & hand spinner, currently living half way up a mountain in the French Pyrénées with my French sweetheart and my growing toddler.

For as long as I can remember, I have made little bears. As a child then teenager, my bears were made mainly from acrylic fun fur, sometimes wool felt and occasionally calico. Now as a grown woman and mother, I am coming back to this craft and finding a deep satisfaction from taking my time to carefully craft each little bear cub from quality materials which will ensure the longevity of the pleasure the little bear brings.

I find great joy in every stage of the making process, and especially in seeing how the little bear slowly comes to life through the various stages; from the drafting, cutting out, sewing up, stuffing and finishing. So often the final bear has grown and developed a life & personality of it's own, far beyond what I could have imagined at the start.

Most of my work is inspired by the breathtaking natural world that surrounds us in our mountain home. Although sometimes I find inspiration no further away than the toys and picture books left scattered around our little home by my boy.

To see more of my work and process you can read my journal www.woollenhearted.com or find me on instagram: www.instagram.com/woollenhearted

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