This is Treadwell Ampersand, second-place winner in the "Theme bears, medium" category. The
theme was "Teddy's 100th Birthday Party," recognizing that 2002 is the 100th anniversary
of the creation of teddy bears. Like Madison, Treadwell was made from a pattern I drew
myself. He is about 14 inches tall, not as lanky as Madison, also sewn by hand out of
distressed/antiqued mohair. Both bears have glass eyes; I used glass etch to make Treadwell's matte rather than glossy, for an older look. Treadwell is one of those bears
who generates an atmosphere of reassurance wherever he goes.