Tender’s whale is hand cut and completely hand sewn in England, from English-woven indigo canvas molleton. The whale is traditionally stuffed with natural wood ‘wool’, giving her a sturdy, firm feel and a nice robust weight, and a Tender red blanket label is sewn onto her tummy.
Stuffed-animal-making started as an offshoot of the upholstery trade, and this whale is made in the same way, by drawing seams together over a tight stuffing in a ladder stitch.
Rather than being overly anthropomorphised, this whale is modelled after a real animal. She has been hand made and does not meet child’s toy safety standards- intended for grown-ups only. The whale measures approximately 20″ (50cm) from nose to tail.