Teddy Bears with a Past

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Krause Publications, 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Both beginning and accomplished artists should learn everything they need to know about the art of fine bear making. By using old fur coats, mohair and other plush fabrics, readers will be able to create eight projects that can be treasured for years to come. Besides step-by-step instructions, easy-to-follow illustrative photographs, and full-size patterns, this book provides the reader with foolproof techniques for creating bears using furs and plush fabrics.

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Although real fur has declined in popularity in the fashion world because of conservation concerns, there are still many old coats available that are no longer being worn. Tillberg devotes several ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Inspired by her late father, an expert leather worker and shoemaker, Nancy Tillberg has been crafting unique teddy bears from fur coats and mohair since 1994. Her bears regularly appear in ads in Teddy Bear and Friends Magazine. Each year she conducts several workshops teaching the art of bear making to students in Canada and from as far away as Australia. Nancy creates hundreds of bears through her business Kran-Beary's. Krause Publications published her book Teddy Bears With a Past: Creating Treasured Teddies from Old Furs and Plush Fabrics in 2000. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada.

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