Bearmaking Bulletin

49 Florida Road, Durban, 4001
: (+27)(31)3127755
: (+27)(31)3129564
5th September 2012

Spring has sprung –
what better time to make new bears!

Get inspired by signing up for one of our classes and give your bears that professional finish. Our classes and workshops are ongoing, are held at our Florida Road shop and we have set aside provisional dates as follows:

Basic Bearmaking

We'll help you create your very own teddy bear, guiding you through all the stages. Go home with a completed bear, or join us for a refresher course. Easy and lots of fun. Choose from two, three-hour sessions.

Date: Wed 12th & 19th September. Time: 9am – 12 noon OR
Date: Sat 22nd & 29th September. Time: 1pm – 4pm

Fee: R150 excludes the cost of kit.

Focus on Facial Features

Learn techniques to enhance your bear's facial features – trimming, needle-sculpting and more! One, three-hour session.

Date: Thurs 20th September. Time: 9am – 12 noon OR
Date: Sat 22nd September. Time: 9am – 12 noon

Fee: R75.

Airbrushing Basics for Bears

Add some interesting shading to your bears! One, three-hour session.

Date: Thurs 27th September. Time: 9am – 12 noon OR
Date: Sat 29th September. Time: 9am -12 noon

Fee: R75.

Interested? Contact us for more details, to book your place and find out what you need to bring with. These dates could change, so do check with us beforehand. Dates other than those listed can be arranged. Tel. 031-3127755 or click here to email us.

Bearmakers Floss – Natural

Natural Floss

Click here to find bearmakers floss on our website.

Perfect for attaching glass eyes and ears to your bear's head as well as sewing seams closed. The waxed coating of the strand provides extra strength and secures knots. It can be split into at least 4 thinner strands.

'Natural' Reels of 20 metres @ R60 each.
Smaller quantity of 5 metres @ R15 each.

Themba's Adventure

You may recall our story of Themba, the Teddytech sponsored, bear who was joining the Pink Panther Team on the Put Foot Rally to raise both awareness and funds for Project Rhino. Well Themba navigated 7917 kilometres in 20 days through eight southern African countries and had an amazing adventure. Now it's time to settle down!


Themba was donated to a very special girl, Savannah, who wanted to do her bit for Project Rhino. For her 8th birthday this year she decided that in lieu of presents from her friends and family, she would ask them to make a donation to Project Rhino — and she raised an amount of over R5000 on her own. Well done, Savannah — a real philanthropist in the making! We know that Themba will be a constant reminder of the great contribution you have made to save our rhino's!

Click here to read our previous newsletter on Themba.

Our little alpaca bear...

Alpaca Bear

We promised to show you what our recent 'Special' of Steiff-Schulte's short 7mm pile alpaca looks when made up.

Click here to view this fabric on our website.

Our 13cm Clancy bear pattern was used and the contrast between the two is quite marked. Clancy was originally made in a short sparse mohair to give him an olde-worlde, worn and well-loved look, whilst Clancy made from the denser alpaca has more cuddly appearance! Why not try it for yourself — if you have a favourite pattern, use it with different Steiff-Schulte mohairs to create a completely different look!

Beary kind regards

Eunice & Di