Updated: Jun 22
This is Little Bear. He's a 12", possibly 'Chad Valley' (label missing but he fits the description), wood-wool stuffed, glass-eyed, antique bear with 5 joints! In very good order for his age, which I'm guessing is around 1940's.
I have dressed him with a smart hand-knit, made from hand-spun, naturally dyed 2 ply wool, knit on 2mm needles. This is an original design of my own, incorporating a couple of Nordic patterns and a row of 'teddies' (in plum). Main body of the sweater is dyed in lichen from County Fermanagh, madder root (plum), and log-wood (black).