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Teddy bear studio : a step-by-step guide to creating your own one-of-a-kind artist teddy bear
Menten, Theodore, 1932-
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia, Pa. ; London : Running, [2002]

Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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TT174.3 .M46 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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According to Ted Menten, premier authority on the subject of collectible teddy bear construction, making these plush little companions can be a highly creative pursuit. Unlike other toys that were once handmade and are now machine-produced, teddy bears remain basically the same as they were when first created in 1903. Emphasizing the fun, expressive aspect of this time-honored handcraft, Menten offers a unique new technique developed in his popular teddy bear-making classes, using basic patterns that can be modified and interchanged to create uniquely personal bears any crafter will display with pride. Ted Menten is the author of Gentle Closings and After Goodbye. He also created the magazine Teddy Bear Review, has written 19 books on the subject, and conducts teddy bear-making classes around the world.

Author Notes

Ted Menten is also the author of Gentle Closings , Teddy Bear Studio , After Goodbye , and A Healing Journal --all with Running Press.

Table of Contents

A Teddy Talep. 5
Introductionp. 9
Failing on the Road to Successp. 10
How-to, Not-to, and How-You-Mightp. 11
The Magical Toolboxp. 13
Imagining and Imagingp. 15
Say Hello to Adam and Evep. 17
Selecting the Basic Patternsp. 18
Creating a Family of Teddy Bearsp. 20
Redesigning the Head Patternsp. 22
Two-Color and Two-Piece Profilesp. 23
Changing the Pattern Profilep. 24
Two-Tone Two-Part Bodyp. 26
Redesigning the Arm Patternp. 27
Creating a Neckp. 28
Creating Girls and Boysp. 30
The Columbus Principlep. 31
Tricks with Jointsp. 32
Lend an Earp. 34
A Simple Four-Piece Head Patternp. 36
Understanding Furp. 39
Working with Mohairp. 40
Nuts and Boltsp. 41
A Stitch in Timep. 42
Sewing in the Earsp. 43
Sewing Paw Pads and Foot Padsp. 44
The Magic Flapp. 44
The Ladder Stitchp. 45
Stuff It!p. 46
Let's Face Itp. 49
Perfect Noses Every Timep. 50
Creating A Mouthp. 53
The Eyes Have Itp. 54
Small, Medium, and Largep. 56
Final Touchesp. 57
When a Bow Is Not Enoughp. 59
The Well-Dressed Teddy Bearp. 60
Galleryp. 65
Patternsp. 82
Teddy Bear Photographsp. 96