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  • Eve on Jul 13, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    In love with my wonderful little lavender bear. So beautifully made. Thank you Fran x

  • Angie on Jan 14, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    A wonderful hand knitted sheep by the extremely gifted and sweet Fran.
    Came lovingly and beautifully packaged with a lovely handmade card .

  • Littlesliceofthepast on Jan 12, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Joseph is absolutely wonderful - I can feel the love and talent he was made with every time I look at him - so happy to have him - thank you Francesca!

  • Claire on Jan 5, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Otis is the most wonderful little bear! I feel so privileged to have been able to purchase one of Fran’s wonderful, handmade creations. He is extremely sweet, beautifully made and is settling into our family nicely ❤️ I highly recommend anyone to make a purchase if able to 🥰

  • mdheureuse on Dec 28, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful little bear so beautifully handmade, he will be cherished... It's particularly good to know that has a heart of wool and nothing "nasty" in the materials that went into his making! Welcome Cuthbert! <3

  • 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 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.

  • Sylvie on Sep 27, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    Little Peter arrived very fast at home. He is a cutie! I can see that he was made with love. I really appreciate the personalized note added to this little boy and the little ball of yarn to make him a little something.
    Fran is a wonderful person as well as her teddies. Thank you very much, Fran, Peter will be treasured.

  • Brenda on Jun 6, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    Grayson is absolutely adorable, he is superbly made and you can clearly see the time and love that has gone into making him the delightful little soul that he is. I love him!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your bears with us he will be treasured.

About WoollenHearted

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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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