"These bears make great gifts for adults and children, and the book will make a lovely gift for someone who wants to try knitting bears for the first time." --"Knit Today"
"Val Pierce has created a fab collection of 20 knitted bears in beautiful costumes which are perfect for all sorts of occasions." --"Simply Knitting"
"The bears are suitable for adults as well as children. They make ideal gifts and there's nothing to stop you creating characters of your own." --"Machine Knitting Monthly"
About the Author
Val Pierce's passion for knitting began when her father taught her to knit at the age of five. Later in life she began home knitting for yarn manufacturers, making test garments and checking patterns for mistakes. From there she progressed to making a huge range of garments, and later began designing items of her own. Before long her designs were appearing regularly in national knitting and crochet magazines in the UK. She has also taught knitting, as well as a range of other needlecrafts to both adults and children for a number of years. Val lives and works in Shropshire, UK.