Bearmaking Bulletin

49 Florida Road, Durban, 4001
: (+27)(31)3127755
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11th April 2013

Our 2012/13 Summer Challenge Report Back

What prompted the Summer Challenge at our November 2012 Tea Party? The warmer weather had arrived, the sun had started shining again after all the rain, Durban's gardens were green and lush and it seemed like a perfect excuse to have a Summer Challenge for our local bearmakers. So, what did it involve?

Two pieces of Steiff Schulte mohair were handed out at the Tea Party – one green and one white – and bearmakers were challenged to make a bear or any other critter, that could be found in their gardens.

Deadline for the completed bears/creatures was 23rd February 2013, and on the day, the participants themselves were responsible for voting for their favourite creation.

The outcome of the voting was: Carol (1st), Tracy & Fay (tied 2nd)

A special thanks to all those bearmakers who were up for the Challenge!

These were the results (in order of photo taken on the day)...

Challenge Group Challenge Group

Thursday Morning Get-togethers 9 am — 12 noon.

Join our weekday SA Guide Dogs get-togethers, bring your UFB's (unfinished bears) and we'll give you a gentle nudge to get them completed. There is no charge but the main purpose of these mornings it so raise funds for SA Guide Dogs so we do appreciate a donation in their collection box! Refreshments served.


  • May 9th
  • June 6th
  • July 11th
  • August 15th
  • September 12th
  • October 10th
  • November 7th
  • December 5th

If you're interested, please click here to email us or phone us on 031-3127755.

Teddytech Workshops

Join one of our ongoing classes, or come along for a refresher course! If you're interested, please click here to email us or phone us on 031-3127755.

Workshops are also available on weekdays and evenings upon request.

Venue: 49 Florida Road, Durban. Refreshments served.

Focus on Facial Features:

Learn techniques to enhance your bear's facial features – trimming, needle-sculpting, stitching noses, ears and more!

One, three-hour session: R75 Saturday 20th April 9am to 12 noon.

Airbrush your bears:

Learn the basics of airbrushing for subtle shading on your bears. Bring your bear(s) and/or mohair scraps along, your hands-on enthusiasm and you can put your newly acquired skills to good use! Airbrush equipment will be available for use on the day.

One 2.5-hour session: R75 Saturday April 27th from 9.00 to 11.30 am

Beary warm regards

Eunice & Di