Traditional Handmade Artist Bear by BearTonBorough, Grey Mohair Teddy Bear with Durham City Map, Vintage Jointed Bear
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Materials: Cotton Thread, Steel Shot, Toy Stuffing, English Glass Eyes, Cotter Pin Joints, Cotton Fabric, Interfacing, Mod Podg, Helmbold Mohair
Height: 16 centimetres
Places can hold some strong memories or we can feel such a sense of attachment, maybe to where we live, a previous family home, a holiday destination or where we attended university. Where would you choose?
This lovely mohair, teddy bear is made and available for adoption.
This Durham City memory bear is a one of a kind, handmade, artist bear. They stand at 22.5cm (8 inches) tall and sits at 16cm (6.5 inches)
They are made in a traditional, vintage style from soft grey Helmbold Mohair and brown cotton paw pads and inner ears with a multi coloured floral pattern. Then of course there is the special Durham Map foot paw pad.
The Durham memory bear has best quality english glass eyes measuring 4mm and cotter pin joints attaching their arms, legs and head so that each limb moves independently. They are stuffed nice and firmly with polyester fibre and a little steel shot in their belly gives them a nice weight.
**You can commission your own Map Bear, it could be a town/city, region, country**
Due to making processes and materials BearTonBorough animals are NOT toys and are NOT suitable to be played with by young children. BearTonBorough animals are designed to be keepsakes and collectables to be treasured and adored.
All the items listed are already made but I am happy to consider commissions or specific requests. This could involve an animal in a certain colour way, used of an old garment to create a memory bear or even maps to denote a certain place of sentimental interest. These do take longer to create but please do not hesitate to get in contact.
PLEASE NOTE: I do reuse and recycle packaging. I hoard boxes and packaging so that when I send a BearTonBorough they reach you safely.
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42 shop reviews5 out of 5 stars
Our map memory bear was bought for a milestone birthday gift. Sooz went above and beyond to help with finding a good quality map to reflect where the recipient was born. She was incredibly patient with my indecisiveness and was able to advise on quality and even showed a proof of how the map will look once converted to a paw pad shape. Our bear arrived very quickly and was beautifully packed in tissue paper. He's incredibly sturdy, has a lovely face and is a lovely weight. He now sits pride of place amongst some other bear friends :)
Aww Romain is a beautiful bunny with such a sweet little face! She's lovely but very hard so obviously not meant for cuddling, just decoration and more of a collector's item. I can easily see a child carrying her around like a dolly though, maybe my grandchild one day?! Well worth getting for sure and so beautifully made, thanks very much!❤️
I requested a circus themed patchwork elephant for a baby's nursery. Absolutely over the moon with BearTonBorough's creation by Sooz. Is is clear alot of love went into her work. Thank you for such a beautiful gift, my friend loved it and is something she and baby can cherish ♡
Absolutely over the moon with my ‘Monroe’ rabbit. Beautifully made. Thank you Sooz!
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