Some of the Tweedies


The original award winning
Shetland & Welsh Tweed Bears & Mice,
established 2005

Featured in the UK Teddy Bear Guide

Teddy Bear Guide

Welcome to the wonderful world of the Tweedies!

Who are we?

We are award winning ORIGINAL collectable, individually handcrafted, Teddy Bears and Mice made from genuine Welsh and Shetland tweeds and yarns. The first Tweedie was made in 2005, so this year we are celebrating our th Anniversary.

Because each bear and mouse is individually hand crafted they have their own personality - bigger than their ears, so watch out!

The Bears and Mice come in the following sizes.

A TeddieJessie
Each Teddie stands 8" high.
A HuggieIsla
Each Huggie stands 13" high.
A BearieDarwin
Each Bearie stands 18" high.
A MouseRosie
Each Mouse stands 6" high and has a flat pebble in the base, so that it can act as a paperweight.



New for 2020

CHRISSIE – a brand new Patchwork Bear. A bright delicious mix of plain red and grey / red check tweeds from SHETLAND. She is finished with a combination of slate grey, scarlet and pebble colours.

We have also recreated some old favourites, who haven’t been on line for quite a while. Check out EMILY, MAEVE, EVIE and ARCHIE – all SHETLAND HUGGIES.

More new bears and mice will follow, hopefully in time for Christmas.

Announcing the new range of Posh Bears (Poshies)

Posh Bears are the latest bears to be created – all ready for Christmas 2019. The basic bear is the same as all Tweedies bears except for blanket stitching around the edge of the feet, a beautiful cotton hat with upturned brim and a posh ribbon around their necks.

All Poshies are OOAK (One of a Kind), so even if I use the same tweed for 2 bears they will NEVER be identical- all their trimmings will be slightly different, as well as their names. This makes them very special. For example if Angharad is sold, you could request a pink bear in that tweed , but her feet, ears and accessories would be slightly different.

2015 marked the 10th anniversary of The Tweedies.

To celebrate this milestone, Tweedies commissioned Jamieson's of Shetland to create a special unique "Tweedies" tweed. This has been used to make a special 10th anniversary Huggie and a Mouse. There are only be 35 of each and they will all be numbered individually.

The new Huggie is called "Anna" and the Mouse is called "Belle". They were launched at the National Doll & Teddy Bear Fair in Birmingham on 22nd March 2015 and are already proving a hit. There are still some left to purchase.

Click on each picture to see more detail

The Humanimal Trust

The Humanimal Trust is a charity founded by professor Noel Fitzpatrick to promote One Medicine for humans and animals.

"One Medicine is the most rational and ethical option for the advancement of medicine in the next century".

Tweedies are delighted and excited to be supporting The Humanimal Trust this Christmas. A percentage of our profits from craft fairs and Internet sales for 2019 will be donated to them.

For more information on this very important charity please visit

Custom made Bears and Mice

If you would like a custom made Bear or Mouse, (i.e. mixing and matching tweeds and yarns), or you wish to order a particular Bear or Mouse then please contact Patricia using the Contact Us page. For Christmas orders - no later than the end of October. After this it will be stock bears only. Check website for availability.

If anyone wishes to visit the workshop to look at tweeds, yarns and bears, it must be by appointment. Simply ring me on 07917 264237 and leave me a message or text me, and I'll get back to you to arrange a suitable date and time

"Tweedie" the guide dog

Tweedies have been proud to sponsor the Guide Dog "Tweedie" since she was a puppy. Tweedie is a labrador cross golden retriever and was 6 weeks old in this picture. She has now graduated and is working with her new owner. Read her last Pupdate and see her photos here. I hope you'll agree she's beautiful and was well worth sponsoring.

Tweedies are now sponsoring two new puppies Rosie & Ruby.

Find out how you can sponsor a guide dog puppy at

Click on the pictures below to see their latest Pupdates.

Tweedies are collectables NOT toys.