Bears feature in a range of items for the reader to make. Step-by-step instructions explain how each of the designs are to be made. Charts and patterns are provided. A variety of popular craft techniques are used including knitting, embroidery, toy making, simple wood cutting and silk painting. The author is the winner of the 1984 Toy Maker of the Year Award and she now runs a workshop in Scotland where she makes soft toys to export across the world.