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Look inside How to Make Little Needle-Felted Teddy Bears
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 22 September 2014
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782210696
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 190x235 mm
  • Illustrations: 192
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £8.99

How to Make Little Needle-Felted Teddy Bears

£8.99

by Judy Balchin (Author)

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Book Description

Needle-felting is an easy and fun technique, requiring little in the way of expensive materials or equipment. Its accessibility means it's becoming more and more popular, and here Judy Balchin and Roz Dace show you how to make 20 wonderful little teddy bears using this tactile technique.

Each bear measures around 10-12cm (4-5in) tall and can be made in a matter of hours from a bundle of wool fibres, a felting needle and some carefully chosen embellishments. Each bear has its own special character, and they make ideal gifts and keepsakes for friends and love ones. There's a pretty ballet bear, a cool Christmas bear, as well as a vintage bear, rainbow bear and cute baby bears.

Each project is accompanied by clear, step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, and there are handy hints and tips throughout the book to help the making process even easier. Detailed guidance is provided at the start of the book on the materials and equipment you need; how to sculpt a basic bear; make your bears' paws, feet and faces; and how to really bring your bear to life by carefully positioning the nose, eyes and ears. The techniques are easy to learn and soon you will be designing and making bears of your own to keep or give.

Pop over to the Woolly Felters website to see their full range of kits and workshops: www.woollyfelters.com

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

What you need 8

Basic Bear 12

PROJECTS
Circus bear 30, Baker bear 34, Rainbow bear 37, Vintage Bear 40, Thread bear 43, Snow bear 46, Wizard bear 50, Party bear 53, Angel bear 56, Bride and Groom 60, Button bear 66, Ballet bear 70, Disco bear 74, Arty bear 78, Santa Paws 82, Burlesque bear 86, Baby bear 90

Teddy Bear's Picnic 92

Templates 96

About the Author

About Judy Balchin

Judy Balchin studied art at Cardiff College of Art. Following this, she specialized in graphic design at Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone. After working as a graphics assistant at the BBC Television Centre, she joined Adverkit International Ltd as a lettering artist. This began her love affair with letters, producing book jackets, logos and television titles over many years. During this time, she also became involved in the craft world. She has appeared on television, worked as a craft demonstrator, designed craft kits and run workshops. She has produced more than twenty books on various crafts and is the author of many articles for craft magazines. Judy lives in Maidstone, Kent.

Reviews

Love to Make

May 2016

Judy and Roz have created 18 gorgeouos needle-felted bears for you to make, from ballet bear to Santa bear. They are so appealing you'll want to have a go at all of them! There are clear step-by-step instructions and templates so you can measure each body part as you make it, ensuring that your bear fits together properly when it's complete. The projects are small, with plenty of tips, so not too daunting for a beginner. We throughouly recommend this brilliant book.


Love to Make

September 2015

This book comes highly recommended with easy step-by-step instructions and photographs so you can really see what you are meant to do! It's crammed full of ideas too, once you've made your basic bear, you then learn how to dress and customise them. It's great buy and a fantastic hobby that is so cheap to start. Give it a try- you will soon be addicted too!


Workbox

July/August 2015

 

This book shows you how to make 20 wonderful little bears using needle felting, all with their own character and style.

Needle felting is an easy and fun technique, requiring little in the way or expensive materials or equipment. Its accessibility means it's becoming more popular, and here Judy Balchin and Roz Dace show you how to make 20 wonderful little teddy bears using this tactile technique. Each bear measures arou nd 10-12 cm (4-5in ) tall and can be made in a matter of hours from a bundle of wool fibre, a felting needle and some carefully chosen embellishments. Each bear has its own special character, and they make ideal gifts and keepsakes for friends and love ones. There's a pretty ballet bear, a cool Christmas bear as well as vintage bear, ranbow bear and cute baby bears. Each project is accompanied by clear, step by step instructions and beautiful photographs and there are handy hints and tips throughout the book to help making the process even easier. Detailed guidance is provided at the start of the book on the materials and equipment you need ; how to sculpt a basic bear; make your bears paws, feet, and faces; and how to really bring your bear to life by carefully positioning the nose, eyes and ears. The techniques are easy to learn and soon you will be designing and making bears of your own to keep or give. Pop over to the Woolly Felters website to see their full range of kits and workshops: www.woollyfelters.com


Examiner.com

March 2015

The Teddy Bear still has worldwide popularity with all ages. Stuffed bears first became a beloved child's toy back in the year 1902. At that time, our 26th president Theodore (Teddy ) Roosevelt was helping to settle a border dispute between Louisiana and Mississippi. While taking some time off, he came upon a wounded baby bear that he euthanized. A cartoon (see slideshow) was drawn by Clifford Berryman that resulted in a stuffed toy "Teddy Bear" becoming popular within the year.

Now, with the help of Judy Balchin and Roz Dace, you can learn "How to Make Little Needle-Felted Teddy Bears". These cuddly cute creations are approximately 4" to 5" tall. Using the bear necessities, you will be shown how to make the basic bear through step by step detailed photographs and written instructions. Then use that knowledge along with tips and clear photographs to complete 17 different theme bears.With some wool, felting needles and a foam pad you will be on your way to creating your own. Needle felting is also known as dry felting. Don't worry about space. This hobby can fit in a shoe box when not in use.These will make a cute baby shower give-away, add-on to a wrapped present or for the teddy bear lover in your life. They are sure to put a smile on a childs face and small enough to keep in their pocket, wherever they go. Looking forward to getting started!


Crochet Addict UK

October 2014

Christmas is fast approaching! This book is ideal in itself as a Christmas present, or why not make some of the bears as presents. This book gives you all the advice and techniques you'll need to make each of the fantastic designs. We have a tradition that Little Red always get a Soft Toy at Christmas to remember that year with. This year I think he is old enough to receive one that can sit in his bedroom. I think I will make him one of the bears from this book. The book starts with everything you'll need to know to make the basic bear. Each process is clearly explained with easy to follow pictures and diagrams. To read more of the Crochet Addict Blog click here:

http://www.crochetaddictuk.com/2014/10/how-to-make-little-needle-felted-teddy.html.



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