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Making and dressing miniature teddy bears
Owen, Julie K.
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Publication Information:
Newton Abbot, Devon (Eng.), : David & Charles, 1999.
Physical Description:
93 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes patterns for miniature teddy bears and their clothing.

Includes index.
Format :


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TT174.3 .O93 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This text presents a step-by-step guide to making a basic miniature teddy bear, with detailed photographs of the techniques. It provides a simple introduction to creating a selection of ten different bears and a collection of costume ideas so that the designs can be personalized for a variety of occasions and festivities. The bears include a birthday bear for each month, a Father Christmas bear and a bridal bear.

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Booklist Review

Owen, proprietor of a British bear manufacturing company, imparts her experience to readers, with tips that showcase the true art of fashioning this stuffed, plush animal. Little space is wasted on history and other background information; the book begins with an in-depth look at materials, tools, and stitching techniques, then segues into the how-tos of 10 basic and 12 birthday bears. Every one is imbued with a different personality, thanks to Owen's skills and those of other artists from around the world. Based on the characteristics of, say, a Beatrice or a Bottlebrush Blossom bear, another more fully accoutered bear is born--like August's sun-blessed bear, replete with bikini, umbrella, and towel (but no sand). Joyous color photographs and great instructions will make this English import a child's next best friend. --Barbara Jacobs