Bearmaking Bulletin

49 Florida Road, Durban, 4001
: (+27)(31)3127755
: (+27)(31)3129564
20th January 2013

Happy New Year!

It's already past the half way mark in January, and although Christmas has become an almost distant memory, we do hope that you had a wonderful break with your families and that the spirit of Peace, Hope and Love was with you all.

Having bid farewell to 2012 and welcomed a brand new year, we wonder how many of you have made, and are still committing to, any New Year's resolutions? If you have, good luck with maintaining them. According to some pundits, one should make only one resolution, thereby increasing your chances of success as you channel energy into changing just one aspect of your behaviour. Food for thought.

As we move forward into 2013, we wish you a year filled, not only with good health and happiness, but lots of exciting occasions which, in turn, will create special memories!

So what's new?

For many, life is returning to normal after the holidays. Everyone's getting back into the swing of things - heading back to work after a beach, 'berg or bush holiday; school life for children resumes in earnest; and we're busy planning new designs, projects and events and look forward to sharing these with you in the months to come. So don't forget to find some "me" time in your busy schedule for your favourite hobby — bearmaking!

Start the New Year with a Bang!

Get on board with our Steiff-Schulte Mohair & Cotton Specials and start the ball rolling with some great bears for the new year.

These Specials are in limited supply and are available while stocks last,
so don't delay in placing your order!


Special #1: WP89/18 cl #5797 Caramel


This dense, 18mm 'wild pile' textured mohair has an olde-worlde look about it.
Perfect for making an antique-inspired bear!
Now Only R249 per fat quarter (50cm x 70cm).
Click here to view the product on our website.

Special #2: TSWD89/15 cl #9597 Variegated Charcoal/Beige


This gorgeous tipped, swirly distressed mohair is stunning and most unusual.
Now Only R299 per 1/4m (fat quarter: 50cm x 70cm).
Click here to view the product on our website

Special #3: DCTN69/10 cl #5362 Pillar Box Red


And now, something for Valentine's Day.
Celebrate love and make your Valentine a bear to remember you by!
This red, distressed pile, 100% cotton fabric will make the cutest bear —
plus, it's totally environmentally friendly!
Only R185 per 1/4m (fat quarter: 50cm x 70cm).
Click here to view the product on our website.

Our Tea Party's Summer Challenge

Summer arrived on the 24th November, 2012 at our last Tea Party of the year. Durban's gardens were green (thanks to all the rain), the sun was shining again and we thought it would be a perfect excuse to have a Summer Challenge. So, what did it involve?

We handed each bearmaker two pieces of Steiff-Schulte, short pile string mohair — one hand-dyed green and the off-white. They were then challenged to be creative and make anything that could be found in a garden... a flower bear, a butterfly, etc.

Our next Tea Party in Durban is planned for the 23rd February, 2013 and we are so looking forward to seeing the result. We'll keep you updated!

In the meantime, here are some pix taken on the day.

Summer Challenge

A One Morning Workshop


Tatym Open Mouth Bear – using the add-on technique.

Join us as we show you this technique on our Tatym bear kit.
Learn an alternative option to the traditional 'inset' open mouth bear.

Date: Saturday 26th January, 2013
Time: 9 am – 12 noon

Fee: no charge if you bring your Teddytech Tatym kit to complete or buy one on the day (or beforehand) to work on.

All workshops are held at 49 Florida Road, Durban.
Please RSVP (click here to email us) or Tel. 031-3127755 to reserve your space in the workshop.

Coming Soon ... Watch this Space!

  • Our new Valentine's bear.
  • Info on Workshops: Facial Features... Airbrushing your bears... And more...

Beary warm regards

Eunice & Di