Hand knitted North Ronaldsay teddy bears are very special. They are made from the wool of the most endangered of our British Sheep. Hand knitted, of course, and using the natural colour of each fleece which can range from white to dark grey and also browns and fawn. The fleece is excellent for hand spinning and has almost a double coat of softer under wool with coarser outer hairs which add more depth of colour to the yarn. For the North Ronaldsay bears I have used a mix of fleece colours creating a warm grey shade with brown tones. The yarn is soft but has a slightly course hairy feel.
The North Ronaldsay teddy bears are lovely and soft but due to the slightly hairy nature of the wool they are not the best choice for babies or very young children. Great if you need a bear for the man in your life!!
The bears are very keen for you to know that they have glass eyes. Although very beautiful and hand made, these eyes can be dangerous for babies and small children. I am always happy to embroider the eyes for you so please remember to select this option when ordering.