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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 January 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920194
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £9.99

Needle Felting Teddy Bears for Beginners

£9.99

by Roz Dace & Judy Balchin

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Book Description

From the authors of Needle Felting for Beginners, awarded BEST CRAFT BOOK in The Craft Business Awards 2021.

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 award-winning authors Judy Balchin and Roz Dace show 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 loved 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 make the crafting 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.

Previously published as How to Make Little Needle-Felted Teddy Bears (ISBN: 9781782210696).

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 Roz Dace

From an early age Roz has loved creative writing, drawing, painting and all crafts. Following time spent in Paris, where she learnt French at L’Alliance Francaise, she started her career in television and in the media before joining Search Press, where she enjoyed many years as Editorial Director commissioning practical art and craft books for international markets. Now retired, she continues to work with Search Press as a Consultant Editor. Roz lives near Maidstone, Kent.

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.

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