Penny Chalmers Bears – Teddy Bear, History, Information

Penny Chalmers is a teddy bear artist from Surrey, England. She began making bears after seeing one she couldn’t afford at a local doll fair. She already knew how to make dolls, so she decided to try making bears. She usually makes one of a kinds and sometimes limited edition teddy bears. Typical Penny Chalmers teddy bears are made of American or German mohair, boot button eyes (sometimes glass eyes), nose and claws made of embroidered cotton. The bears are usually dressed with clothes she designed herself with lace velvets and brocades, antique fabrics and all finished by hand.

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