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The Art and Craft of Teddy Bear Making Alicia Merrett

The Art and Craft of Teddy Bear Making By Alicia Merrett

The Art and Craft of Teddy Bear Making by Alicia Merrett

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A practical reference for all makers of teddy bears, from beginners to the more advanced. It covers all aspects of the craft from tools, equipment, material and safety to assembling and dressing the bears. Three practice patterns are provided and there is a gallery of finished bears.

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Safety: care when buying materials; flammability of components; bears for children; which eyes, noses and joints are safe. Using tools and equipment: cutting tools; marking tools; stitching tools; sewing machines; joint-fixing tools; stuffing tools; special aids. Choosing fabrics and stuffing: for the body; mohairs; man-made furs; cotton boucle; alpaca; merino wool; fabrics for miniature bears; backing fabrics; stretch fabrics; check, spots and plaids; fabrics that fray; for pads and paws - velvets and velveteens, wool felt, chamois and gloving leather, suedette and ultrasuede, upholstery materials; for stuffing -artificial fibres, woodwool, natural wool, kapok, plastic pellets, foam chips, beans and non-traditional filling. Stitches; backstitch; ladder stitch; blanket stitch; tacking; machine stitches. Designing bears: shape and proportion; initial designs; pattern making; shape variations; darts and gussets; final paper patterns; modifying, enlarging and reducing; non-traditional teddies; bears on four legs; bent limbs; character bears; bean-bag bears; puppet bears. Working with patterns: reproducing patterns; transferring markings; seam allowance; reversing; durable patterns; direction of pile; cutting techniques. Assembling the bear: order of assembly; pinning; tacking; stitching by machine and hand; tucking in pile; darts; gussets; paw pads; foot pads; closing openings; turning; use of tools; releasing trapped fur fibre; stuffing firmness and tools; achieving desired shape; fitting different joints; putting on features; closing seams. Teddy bear features: positioning; choosing components; safety; fixing techniques; embroidery; pinning and stitching; trimming pile; shaving muzzles; beards; brushing; expressions; fabric paint. Making garments for bears: designing clothes; adapting patterns; stitching; basic shapes for clothes; assembly; T-Shirts and sportswear; vests; hats; novelty costumes; surface decoration; costuming miniature bears; accessories. A parade of bears: classic bears; heirloom bears; collectible bears; artist bears; fantasy bears; miniature bears. Appendices and practice patterns.

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The Art and Craft of Teddy Bear Making by Alicia Merrett
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