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Huggable Henry the Bear - story including knitting pattern

Help us share Henry the 5 inch knit bear’s message of comfort and hope. Knitting pattern included at the end of the illustrated story

Huggable Henry the Bear - story including knitting pattern

Help us share Henry the 5 inch knit bear’s message of comfort and hope. Knitting pattern included at the end of the illustrated story

$1,125
pledged of $2,900pledged of $2,900 goal
34
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, September 1 2016 3:59 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 22, 2017

About

 

Knit Bear and Illustrated Storybook
Knit Bear and Illustrated Storybook

“Hug me tight, you’ll be alright!” is the message of Henry, the 5 inch knit bear. He spreads comfort and hope to those he meets.

Sample page left
Sample page left
Sample page right
Sample page right

Rebecca Tierney, the illustrator wanted to be a teacher since childhood, but beyond that, she had a strong need to be creative and generate art. Rebecca uses artwork on a daily basis as a way to educate and inform and has been teaching high school art for the past thirteen years. Since she is always trying to introduce herself to new experiences that may affect her work, she pursued a Master of Fine Arts degree in Traditional Illustration. Storytelling and sharing knowledge and experience is so much a part of what she has been striving for since she began her journey. This book, Huggable Henry, is a continuation of this process and a fulfillment of a dream-to illustrate a children's book.

Knitting pattern for your own bear is included. Henry is easy to make!  A simple garter stitch design,it is knit flat on U.S. Size 4 needles using DK weight yarn and is suitable for an advanced beginner. Knit him in 2 pieces, from the tip of his toes to the top of his head. Then, sew together and embroider his facial features, and you're done! Henry will be a favorite for the people in your life. Share his story with those you meet and create each person their own Huggable Henry.

An active member of Ravelry and Craftsy, Debbie has designed knitting patterns for a variety of items and is the designer of the Leisure Arts publication Knit a Dress Dishcloth. The idea for Huggable Henry was inspired by her love of reading books to school children and knitting items that related to each story. Among her favorites is the Mitten Tree by Candance Christiansen. 

 

Risks and challenges

Huggable Henry is my first children's book. This book is being self published. I have chosen a reliable company to produce the book but I am aware that unforeseen circumstances may slow down the process of getting the printed and electronic versions of the book to completion in a timely manner. I will be working closely with the company representative assigned to my project and will monitor the progress closely.

I will post regular updates throughout the process to keep everyone informed as the project develops and heads towards completion.

Another consideration is the quality of the knitting pattern. I have written it carefully and will have it test knitted by several experienced knitters before the final version goes to print.

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