Tender’s dog is hand cut and completely hand sewn in England, from English-woven cotton calico, hand dip-dyed with woad indigo.
The dog is traditionally stuffed with natural wood ‘wool’, giving him a sturdy, firm feel and a nice robust weight, and a Tender red blanket label is sewn onto his tummy.
Stuffed-animal-making started as an offshoot of the upholstery trade, and this dog is made in the same way, by drawing seams together over a tight stuffing in a ladder stitch.
Rather than being overly anthropomorphised, this dog is modelled after a real animal. He has been hand made and does not meet child’s toy safety standards- intended for grown-ups only. The dog measures approximately 14″ (35cm) tall.