Teddy Artist - Patricia Gutmans
I am a Swiss teddy bear artist living in England. As mother of a 6- and a 4-year-old girl, it may at times be tricky to find some time to make my teddy bears. My mind is often bursting with ideas that have to wait until much later in the year.
Making my teddy bears means the world to me. Although I am proceeding at a relatively slow pace, it is a welcome interruption of my otherwise hectic days; it means to have some quality time to sit, catch my breath and focus on creating these loveable mohair friends with my own hands.
I like to do everything on my own, without sewing machine, to be able to place every stitch exactly where I want it to be. My favoured material by far is mohair fur by Steiff/Schulte.