The Teddies Worldwide Online Show preview has started. If you go to:
you can vote for your favourites in several categories. There are some beautiful examples of teddy bears to see, so it is well worth a visit.
I can now reveal my Preview bear, Jeremiah. He is the first larger bear I have made in about a year from a completely new design I have been working on. He is made from a gorgeous tipped Schulte alpaca. He has black English glass eyes with wool felt eye whites. His nose is hand moulded using epoxy clay. He has 6 joints, including a double neck joint. His arms are wired for additional posing options. His paws and feet have been appliqued and finished with trapunto. He is quite a hefty chap. He has been stuffed with Bouncifill, plastic beads and a pouch of stainless steel balls. He is a very gentle bear, wearing his heart...not on his sleeve, but around his neck. I hope you like him.