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Chicago Bear Co
It started about ten years ago... I found a book about teddy bear making one long and awful winter, and from that moment I was hooked!
I use the best quality materials to make each bear, whether it's Schulte mohair, or Corriedale wool. Recently I started needlefelting bears, a process of taking wool fibers and sculpting them using a barbed needle. A great way to take out some pent up frustration!
Supporting the handmade /artisan industry is vital to me. Coming from a very long line of artisans,crafters, musicians, and other creative types keeps me keenly aware how important the creative arts are. I buy and support local and handmade as often as I can.
I have won two URSA awards, the most recent being in 2017, for my bears, and even was featured on HGTV's That's Clever!- an old show about artists and crafters.
I hope you enjoy my work- it is truly my passion!
From my hug to yours,
Shipping is free within the United States. As postage costs continue to rise, rates have remained about the same for overseas shipping. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you beary much!