2-Day Traditional Mohair Teddy Bear Making In the Lake District

Traditional Bear ‘Cornelius’


Spend a fun and relaxing weekend in the beautiful coastal Georgian town of Whitehaven, in the Western Lake District, learning the art of traditional teddy-bear making. Create your own ‘Cornelius’, who stands approximately 12” high, and is made of golden mohair with suede-like paw pads, glass eyes and a tilt-and-tip growler.

This 2-day workshop covers all aspects of the craft including how to work with mohair, fixing cotter-pin joints, paw-pad insertion, placement of hand-blown glass eyes, shaping faces and creating embroidered facial features.

The bears are sewn by sewing machine so please bring your own, or you may use one of ours (subject to availability).

An additional charge of £30.00 for the full materials kit is payable on the day.

At the close of Day 2, you will take home your very own bear and be well on the way to creating many more designs. A ‘pop-up’ shop is available for you to purchase materials for your next bear.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction methods, this is a Collector’s Item and not a toy. It must not be given to young children.

Lunch and refreshments are included with optional accommodation
available on request.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

2 days’ tuition
Use of sewing machines if required
Use of specialist tools
Morning and afternoon refreshments on both days
Lunch on both days
List of suppliers


Kathy King at Crafty Makes in the Lakes

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Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday


2 days (9:30am to 5:00am)

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