Mel is an adorable, traditional style teddy bear made from soft clotted cream coloured mohair with a dark brown tip. He has amber glass eyes and his paws are made from thick wool felt with hand embroidered claw stitching. Frank has given him a beautifully stitched nose with a light waxing effect. Mel is filled with polyester and some plastic pellets, which gives him a lovely weight and he wears a personalised pendant on a cord around his neck.
Mel is a one-of-a-kind design and made especially for The Bear Garden.
Frank Webster has been making artist bears since 1988. His bear-making career was born out of repairing old bears in the antiques business. In 1992 he devoted himself fulltime to bear making. Frank has designed bears for a number of different companies and his bears are noted, not only for their quality,
but also for their warmth of character. This is borne from his belief that bears were traditionally made to be a lifelong friend rather than purely a collector’s item.
Araminta is an adorable elephant made from gorgeous hand dyed mint green viscose fabric. She has beautifully crafted suedette footpads with intricate stitching detail, which enable her to stand unaided and glass eyes. Araminta is part-filled with steel shot and she wears a sweet made to measure hand knitted blue, green...
Bessie is a cheeky little cat made from apricot mohair. She has amber glass eyes and soft suede feet and inner ears. Bessie has delicately airbrushed details and she wears a sweet painted jingle bell on a ribbon around her neck. She is a one-of-a-kind design and has been made...
Caleb is a gorgeous teddy bear made from soft and textured cream coloured viscose fabric. He has beautifully crafted suedette footpads with intricate stitching detail, which enable him to stand unaided. Caleb has glass eyes and is part-filled with steel shot and he wears a dip dyed orange and yellow silk...