Katie Eggington is the designer and creative force behind Creative Threads. Having graduated from Norwich University of the Arts with a first degree in Textiles, Katie carved out a unique product in her distinctive handmade teddy bears.

Katie’s bears never fail to attract attention, having been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert museum in London, and sold to collectors at home and overseas.

Working from her home studio in Midhurst in the South Downs National Park, Katie meticulously designs and brings to life each bear individually. With each part of the process completed by hand, from dying the yarn, to weaving on her loom, and carefully filling with premium glass beads to give just the right weight, Katie spends many hours with each bear. And the love and attention to detail shows in the distinctive individual characters that emerge from every bear, from the inquisitive expression of Donald to the loving gaze of Clemence.

Katie’s wider collection of work has also earned its place in the media spotlight, with features in publications including the Dorset Echo, Eastern Daily Press, and the NUA Alumni Magazine. And with the help of her bear Cedric, Katie won BBC Two’s Handmade Revolution (2012).