Bearmaking Bulletin

P.O. Box 22377, Glen Ashley, 4022
: (+27)(31)3127755
30th October 2019

It's still October ... Think Pink!

"Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease..."World Health Organization

A pink ribbon, and the colour pink worn in October, is an expression of moral support for women with/recovering from breast cancer. We salute the strength and courage of these women! As the leading cancer affecting women worldwide, the drive by the public and private healthcare structures raises awareness of this debilitating disease across all races.

So, to show our 'pink' support, we are introducing a very limited edition of a new kit, created from Steiff Schulte's beautiful, variegated pink mohair and her name is Sakura.

The name 'Sakura' means 'cherry blossom' in Japanese, and although it is not the season for cherry trees to bloom in Japan, everyone knows that the explosion of pink blossoms is a sight to behold. What an inspiration!


Sakura is 29cm tall, created from a long pile, curly, variegated pink Steiff Schulte mohair and is 5-way jointed. This limited edition kit also includes her stunning coloured enamel glass eyes. She wears a feminine, blossom-embellished headband to enhance her appearance and the fur pile on her inner ears, snout, paws and footpads are trimmed. A delicate coloured thread is used to embroider the claws on her paws and footpads. We have added glass beads to her arms and tummy for some additional weight, but this is optional and you may wish to omit these when making her.

Kit Price: R495 (Excluding postage)

Click here to view Sakura Kit on our website

Pattern Price: R55 (Excluding postage)

Click here to view Sakura Pattern on our website

Downloadable Price: R85 (No shipping necessary, ready to print and use immediately)

Click here to view Sakura Downloadable PDF Pattern on our website

Top Tips from Teddytech

All teds also need a little TLC! ...Did you know that if you have a collection of mohair bears you should give them a little TLC every now and then! Carefully brush and vacuum any dust that may have accumulated on the fur (this will also prevent the infestation of dust mites ... which love to eat away at the fur pile and leave your ted a little threadbare!)

Some surface dirt on the mohair? Then make a foamy lather with a gentle shampoo and, using a damp cloth or sponge and some of the foam only, gently clean any surface dirt. Wipe off with a clean damp cloth or sponge. Be sure not to saturate the backing of the fur using too much foam or a cloth that is too wet. Your teds will feel great after their spa treatment!

Hello Hope!


Looking for another luxurious, cuddly, bear? Then Hope, our other Limited bear, is it!

Traditional in design and a firm favourite, Hope looks good in any longer pile mohair, but we have created her out of Steiff Schulte's top of the range, curly tipped mohair, which makes her especially appealing – even though a little more expensive! Gift yourself one as a pre-Christmas treat! There are only a limited number of kits in this particular mohair!

Hope is 32cm tall, 5 way jointed and has glass eyes. She has contrasting coloured paws and footpads in wool felt or Ultrasuede®.

Kit Price: R595 (Excluding postage)

Click here to view Hope Kit on our website

Pattern Price: R55 (Excluding postage)

Click here to view Hope Pattern on our website

Pre-Festive Pop-Up Shop on 9 November 2019!

Details of our Open Day

  • Date: Saturday, 9th November 2019 from 9.00 am to 12 noon.
  • Venue: St Michael's Church Hall
  • Address: 8 Durban View Road (corner of Marine Drive), Umhlanga Rocks

No charge for attending!

Refreshments will be served.

Join us at a time that suits you, but please RSVP for catering purposes.

Please RSVP for catering purposes
Email: info@teddytech.co.za or
Phone: 031-312-7755

Till next time...
Happy bearmaking!