Artist Bears and Handmade Teddy Bears

Artist Bears and Handmade Teddy Bears

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Karen Crookshank
Crookshank Bears
United Kingdom

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All Bears (60)
Bears (21)
Bunnies Rabbits and chicks (15)
Elephants (11)
Monkeys (3)
Dogs cats and hedgehog (10)

I supply many of my creations to a shop in the UK, Apple Pie House. These are also shown at Hugglets in London, and various shows around the country, and my creations live all around the world!
My bears are often made from vintage mohair and plush, and their clothing is mostly made from vintage fabrics and trims. I handstitch all my creations, and every seam is fray checked. I never use glue for noses/eyes etc, all eyes are in a shoe button style. I adore all things vintage, antique and kitsch.
I have been making bears and dolls for over 6 yrs, but have been a lifelong crafter. I had a retail outlet selling my hand stitched patchwork quilts, and hand painted small pieces of furniture in London's Piccadilly, until my children came along.
Each creation of mine is a one off, i never recreate exactly a design. Each little creature is made with much love and care, amd are hand stitched by me from beginning to end. I work from my home, which is a Victorian railway workers cottage, in the beautiful county of Shropshire, England.
Below is an email from just one of my returning customers (in USA)

Hi Karen

I meant to email you around two weeks ago to let you know that Fifi arrived
safely but I forgot. She's such a sweet little puppy and makes a cute pair
with Mimsy! :)

Thanks so much for her.

Best regards,

** Layaway available on items over £100. Please contact me for details X

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