Mary Holdstad Bears – Teddy Bear, History, Information

Mary Holdstad is a teddy bear artist from Washington. As a young girl she would draw paper dolls and sew clothes for her Barbie doll with her older sister. One day she bought a book on how to make teddy bears and has been making them ever since. She has a passion for cats and combined with her passion for making bears, created “Katie’s new Kitten,” in 1984, a cat and bear combination which earned her international acclaim. Mary Holdstad teddy bears are made of high quality mohair and often come with cats. She has won many awards for her teddy bears over the years.

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