This enchanting teddy bear is made from thick tipped mohair, which has a gentle curl to it. He is filled with a mixture of polyester and pellets, which gives him a lovely weight and also makes him super cuddly!
Barnabas Biggleswade is a one-of-a-kind teddy bear and has been made exclusively for The Bear Garden.
Before falling under bear-making spell, Karin Conradi had worked for a well known designer for sixteen years and had been a part-time motorcycle instructor! She started out as a bear collector before deciding to create her own designs. The turning point was in 1998 when she won at the British Bear Artist Awards, as bear-making has been pretty much a full-time occupation ever since. When Karin started making her own teddy bears she decided that she would not use a sewing machine at all, instead she hand-stitched every single seam! This attention to detail has led to the beautiful bears she now creates for collectors.