Teddy Bear Making And Design Workshops
My husband Andy and I usually do teddy bear making workshops or bear design workshops on a one to one basis (or you can bring a friend), in our home near the sea, between Glenluce and Dunragit in Dumfries and Galloway, in the far south west of Scotland
How much will it cost?
The cost is £100 per day plus materials. If there are two of you the cost is £150 per day plus materials. If you are a beginner you should come for two days as it isn't possible to teach someone how to make a teddy bear in one day.
What can you learn?
I try to cover any aspect of bear making from beginner's to advanced level, plus help with the design, marketing and setting up in business, if that's what you would like. I tailor the day to suit your needs and the aim is to produce your own beautiful bear by the end of the day, we won't let you make a bear that you won't be proud of, even if you're a complete beginner.
I can help with; design, hand sewing, machining, needle sculpture, nose sewing, eyes, ears, dyeing mohair, sourcing materials, promotion, trade organisations, website design, insurance awareness etc. We've been making bears for a living for over 20 years so we have a lot of experience to draw on.
What do I need? What can I expect?
I usually ask people to bring some of their own bears and then go on from there, the object is generally to have a bear finished by the time you leave (even if we end up in pyjamas). We'll supply you with hot or cold drinks throughout the day and lunch, we often share a take away with our guests in the evening, or you can go our to one of our local restaurants or pubs.
Where can I stay?
We can suggest some local B&Bs or self catering accommodation. It's a popular tourist area with lots to see and places to stay
We have a group that wants to do a workshop, can you help?
If there are several of you that would like to do a bear making workshop we may be able to do this at a local hall or restaurant, please phone us and we'll try and sort it out for you.
Please phone or email me via the 'contact' link below, I would prefer you to phone (01588 400333) so that we can work out a convenient date and find out what aspects of bear making you would like to cover, I look forward to hearing from you.
PS. If you are from a non-English speaking country, like Germany, France, Japan or Korea, you might be like to learn English with me too, I am a qualified teacher of English as a foreign language. Please email me for details.