Author(s): S. Quinn
Teddy bears are an iconic symbol of childhood. They are often our first and best-loved toys right through to adulthood, often passed on to our own children to enjoy. This beautifully illustrated, comprehensive guide takes you into the magical world of teddy bear making and shows you how to create your own traditional bear to hand down through the generations.
The book begins with a short history of the teddy bear, followed by detailed information on tools, materials and essential bear-making techniques. There's guidance on finding design inspiration, and three complete step-by-step projects to get you started. There's then detailed guidance on how to create different eyes, ears, noses and mouths to give your bear a unique personality, and sewn outfits to dress them in. The book ends with notes on care and repair, ensuring your treasured creation will last a lifetime.
Who does not love a teddy? This is a comprehensive guide to making your own heirloom bears. Discover the tools and materials, know-how and techniques to get make your own bears. Full-sized templates are included for the step-by-step projects. See how to create features and clothing to give teddy some character. This book is full of inspiration. Care and repair are also included. Superb book for any bear fanatic. * Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk *
Bestselling author of How to make Little Felt Animals, Sue Quinn has been designing and making teddy bears and other animals since childhood. After moving to Scotland she developed her range and sold to small shops in the area. She named the business Dormouse Designs, as one of her first creatures was a small felt mouse called Timothy. Her collectible bears are now so sought-after that Sue's work can be found in teddy bear museums in Britain, Japan and collections worldwide. Sue lives in Kilbarchan, Scotland.