Whittle-le-Woods Bears              This page last updated: 09 August 2019
 Irene and Mike Whittle are the creators of Whittle-le-Woods bears, based in Lancashire. They have been making traditional Edwardian style, mohair teddy bears since 1992. These bears are sometimes undressed but more often, they are dressed in fully tailored, themed garments. Each bear is unique and full of character.
Irene has a degree in fashion design and spent thirty years designing garments and cutting patterns for the fashion industry, a skill which can easily be seen in the creations she designs from scratch. Mike is an avid photographer, a subject he studied for his degree. Their love of Teddy Bears started as far back as the '80s when they developed an interest in old toys. Even now, they are experts on the history of Edwardian tin plate cars and boats.
Irene is a keen gardener, although she says she only has a small garden, and both Irene and Mike enjoy holidays in England and they are keen campers.

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Ross and Rabbit
Wearing a beige and camel duffle coat, with hand knitted rabbit
Ltd Ed One of One
Height 17" (44cm)
£349

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Li Li
Mohair
Height 13" (33cm)
Ltd Ed of Three
£289

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Hamilton
Honey plush mohair
Height 13.5" (34cm)
Limit of Five
£265

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Nurse Kathryn
Mohair
Height 18" (46cm)
Ltd Ed of Eight
£395

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Smithers
Luxury Wave Mohair
Height 17.5" (45cm)
Ltd Ed of Ten
£375

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Flanders
Distressed Mohair
Height 18" (48cm)
Ten of Twenty
£395

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Skipper
Mohair
Height 17.5" (45cm)
Two of Ten
£319

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Gilbert
Curl Mohair
Height 17" (43cm)
Ltd Ed of Six
£359

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Mei - Zhen
Soft Pink Wave Mohair. Holding a baby mohair panda
Height 17" (43cm)
Ltd Ed of Four
£395

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Cedric
Curled Mohair
Height 14" (35cm)
Ltd Ed of Six
£229

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Ziu Lan
Mohair
Height 14.5" (37cm)
One of Ten
£225

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Windsor
Distressed Mohair
Height 19.5" (49.5cm)
Ltd Ed of Twenty
£359

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Albert
Chelsea Pensioner
Mohair
Wearing a red and black wool uniform, with gold coloured buttons and braid, and a tricorn hat.
Height 15" (38cm)
Five of Ten
£275

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Bert
Curl Mohair
Height 13.5" (34cm)
Ltd Ed of Six
£225

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Julienne
Antique Gold Plush Mohair
Height 13.5" (34cm)
Ltd Ed of Four
£269