When a customer asked if I can make her a Ratty from Wind in the Willows, I was only too happy to oblige. Ratty is wearing old worn jeans and a striped sweater – the stripes are stitched on a white, boiled merino felt. His head and paws are sown from a soft cotton plush fabric I usually use for teddy bears. Completing the ensemble is a dashing red scarf and, naturally, a paddle.
Ratty is partnered with Moleshe, Moley’s cousin from up the river.