I have just finished this large, 22 inch polar teddy bear, ready to take to Hugglets two weeks tomorrow. I am really pleased with this design...a fusion between teddy bear and realistic bear. He is made with beautiful, soft Steiff Schulte white alpaca. His paw pads are appliqued and trapunto stuffed.
I may now need to go back to smaller teds as working with heavy wire armatures and stuffing large bears is playing havoc with my tennis elbow, my wrists and hands!