I don't usually make large bears and I can't believe how much work they are! My hats off to all you large bear makers. This is Gertrude and she is a 17" fluffy aged mohair bear. She is just gorgeous. Her nose and claws are stitched with a very vintage cotton darning thread I found and it was difficult because it was so fragile, even with 5 strands. I gave her rough stitiching on her back for just an added vintage look. She is a fully dressed bear with a vintage doll dress sweater and comes with her own little 6" blue teddy bear. She is available on ebay for three days. Please see many more photos there.