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Online Contest 2014
Registration deadline: May, 5th   Details here


Workshop: How to wax an embroidered nose

  A Tutorial by Paula Carter
The neater the nose stitching, the better result you will achieve from your waxing. Paula Carter (All Bear from England) explains in her step-by-step tutorial, how the nose waxing works.  Find out more

Artist portrait: Barbara and Andy Cunningham

  Barbara-Ann Bears (England)
The Cunninghams make a great variety of bears, dragons and rabbits. But they are best known for making colourful, crazy bears with big smiles and big noses, though they have always made traditional bears in traditional colours as well ... and everything in between.  Read the portrait

Portrait: Peter Masscharis and the Teddy Bears

  A special collector's story
Peter Masscharis lives in Belgium, and he shares his home with more than 400 teddy bears. He regularly visits teddy bear shows in various countries, and he also feels at home on Facebook and in teddy forums. Peter's fascination with teddy bears started after he had turned 40.   Read the whole story now

Artist Portrait

  Beautiful drawings by Rasa Kaper
As far as she remembers Rasa always loved teddy bears and beary things, and she has been collecting bears for more than 20 years now. The multi-talented artist has always been a creative person. She already had been drawing during her childhood, but she never learned how to draw professionally.
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Book recommendation

  "Made by me": A stitch-by-stitch guide for kids
A stitch-by-stitch guide to knitting, sewing and embroidery for children - from award winning author Jane Bull. With the help of this book children learn basic sewing, embroidery and knitting techniques. There are various creative projects, from bags, brooches, and bobble hats, to jazzing up clothes and making pictures.  More details on Amazon

Book recommendation: "Bear Basics & Beyond"

  By Helen Gleeson (Bare Cub Designs)
"Bear Basics and Beyond" (released in 2011) is an inspirational beautiful book including the "Bear Basics", covering furs, tools and step by step photo guides to "Beyond" where Helen Gleeson shares all her own experiences as a bear artist. Find out more

Artist Portrait: Berta Hesen-Minten

  ThreadTeds (Netherlands)
Berta started making bears and animals more than 20 years ago. At first for her children as a toy to play with. Later she visited a show and admired the miniature bears very much. They looked so sweet, tiny and helpless and still they gave her joy.  Read the portrait

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Artist portrait: Miola Teddies

Preview Teddybär Total (Germany)

Artist portrait: Marjan Jorritsma

Events 2014:

Don't miss that:
April, 26th - 27th
International Show
Teddybär Total in Germany
About 270 exhibitors
from 23 nations.

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Must-have Book

Book recommendation   Tilda's Spring Ideas

Are you looking for Spring-themed sewing

projects? This book offers a great collection of ideas, using the latest Tilda fabrics and embellishments. Choose from a stunning variety of sewing and papercraft designs (for example bags, soft toys, fabric boxes and unique decorations). You'll find ideas for crochet summer hats, cute cupcake garlands, festive bags and many more great projects, which you'll surely love.

More Details on Amazon UK

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