Whittle-le-Woods Bears              This page last updated: 18 September 2017
 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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Freddie and Foxy
Beige/Rust Tipped Mohair. Wearing a hand knitted cardigan and scarf, he holds his soft toy felt fox.
Height 12.5" (32cm)
One of One
£229

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Crispin
Mohair
Height 16" (41cm)
One of Three
£319

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Ya Ya
Ivory and Black Mohair. Wearing a black, red and gold floral brocade suit, she holds her hand knitted wool panda.
Height 14" (36cm)
One of One
£295

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Aimee Louise and Candy
Mohair
Height 15" (38cm)
One of One
£379

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Phil
Mohair
Jointed
Height 16" (41cm)
One of One
£269

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Leo
Distressed Mohair
Jointed
Height 12" (31cm)
One of One
£195

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Alexis
Plush Mohair
Jointed
Height 12" (31cm)
One of One
£225

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Archibold
Soft Gold Curl Mohair
Jointed
Height 19" (49cm)
One of One
£395

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

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

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

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

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Albert
Distressed Mohair
Height 15" (39cm)
Three of Ten
£295

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

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

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Mei - Zhen
Brochure Bear 2014
Soft Pink Wave Mohair. Holding a baby mohair panda
Height 17" (43cm)
Ltd Ed of Four
£395


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

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