In cooking, they say that the finest ingredients produce the best food…..
In bearmaking, the same rule applies. I use only English and German mohair or alpaca, glass eyes and nut & bolt joints. The filling is heavy fibre with bagged steel shot for balance or to give that weighty feel. All noses are embroidered and the muzzles are very gently needle & scissor sculpted. I hand apply subtle shading to define their features.