Tender’s rook is hand cut and completely hand sewn in England, from English-woven canvas molleton. The bird’s body 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. The legs are individually made with modelling clay onto a wire skeleton, and adjusted to balance. The glass eyes are sewn in by hand.
Rather than being overly anthropomorphised, this rook is modelled after a real bird. She has been hand made and does not meet child’s toy safety standards- intended for grown-ups only. The rook measures approximately 12.5″ (32cm) from nose to tail.