Crocheted Teddy Bears

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Identifier

2021.019

Title

Crocheted Teddy Bears

Creator

Clara Schultz-Sierrko and Marilyn Huset

Date

ca. late 1950s-early 1960s

Format

Small bear is 5.5" tall, larger one is 7"

Description

During a visit to my grandmother's cousin, Clara Schultz-Sierrko, when I was a child, she let me play with a small teddy bear that she had crocheted.  I loved it so much that I hated to leave it and Clara gave in to my pleading and let me take it home with me.  Sometime after that, I crocheted my own bear using the original bear as a guide.  Both are made with variegated yarn; the second is stuffed with nylon stockings and I don't know what's in the original bear.  They both remind me of happy childhood times with family members who are no longer with us.

Provenance

Marilyn Huset

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