The first commercial concern to create stuffed toys was the German Steiff company in 1880. Steiff used new technology developed for upholstery to make their stuffed toys. In 1903 Richard Steiff designed a soft bear that differed from earlier traditional rag dolls, because it was made of plush furlike fabric. At the same time in the USA, Morris Michtomcreated the first teddy bear, after being inspired by a drawing of Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt with a bear cub. The character Peter Rabbit from English author Beatrix Potter was the first stuffed toy to be patented, in 1903.
The Stuffy Collection will be showing on Cortes Island Feb.7th @ Salmonberry Studio 822 Austin dr. from !pm to 4pm
and Feb.13th will be in Powell River @ The Cranberry Hall 6828 Cranberry St. 5pm to 8pm.