It is now possible to view preview photos of teddies created by the 90 artists taking part in the Teddy's Tea Party online show and you can vote for your favourite. Go to: www.teddiesworldwide.com
It looks like it will be the biggest and best yet. I am hoping that I will find a new bear for my own hug!
My preview bear is a gentle bear called Pearl. She is 11 inches tall and made from very luxurious Schulte mohair. The colour reminded me of mother-of-pearl, hence her name. Alternatively, it might be called blonde or a warm cream. The way it reflects light makes it difficult to be specific, but the photo is a pretty accurate.
She has 6 joints, including a double-neck joint and her arms are wired for extra posing opportunities. She is stuffed with Bouncifill and weighted with a calico bag of stainless steel balls. Her mohair is too beautiful to cover up, so I made her a little bead pearl necklace, so she doesn't feel underdressed for the tea party. She can stand if posed carefully.
The show itself takes place between the 23rd and 25th March.