George is now sold
During World War One many British Soldiers used to be given a little bear by their sweethearts and loved ones. These bears had eyes that were high up on their heads which peeped out of the soldiers' top pockets.The Soldier Bears on my website are my version of these bears.
Pte George Weatherhead was a Soldier during WW1 and I have named this bear after him.
Made from spikey black mohair that I have plucked, shaded, waxed and added faux stitching to, George has one small and one larger brown glass eyes and a sparsely stitched nose. He is fully cotterpin jointed and filled with kapok, used in the making of early bears and with added steel shot in his body for a nice weight.
George is approximately 31/2" tall and wears a silver coloured 'Hope' charm around his neck.