Cuthbert the Rabbit

Once upon a time there was a little rabbit called Cuthbert! 

Cuthbert is a little tricky to make, however, he is worth taking some time over as the end result is rather endearing. 

A couple of years after The Women’s Institute was formed in Britain in 1915, the Sussex federation started making a toy rabbit and they named him Cuthbert.  

He was exhibited at The National Welfare and Economy Exhibition in London, and the tradition of craft work had begun for the WI.  Another reason Cuthbert was born was because there were no imports from Germany during WW1, one of the greatest toy making countries at that time, and our children had no Steiff toys!

Information taken from WI Life Sept 2015


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