Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Russell Bears News

WA Teddy Bear Show 

 For those of you in Perth, Western Australia there will be a brand new Teddy Bear Show at the Claremont Showgrounds, 1st 2nd & 3rd August, 2014.

I will be trading on all 3 days and working hard to create some brand new bears and critters to display as well as planning to have a couple of new patterns to debut at the show.


 In the past many of you have asked whether I would start teaching, I have thought long and hard about this and have decided to give it a try. All the details are not finalized as yet, but I thought I would ease into it by releasing my first publication, Russell Bears “Tips & Techniques” by Kim Russell.
“Tips & Techniques” Part 1, has 10  simple techniques that I prefer to use on all my creations, it includes instructions and diagrams and was produced as a handy reference to accompany any Russell Bears pattern or as a guide to incorporate into your own designs.
If you would like to pre-order your copy, please contact me with your postal address.
Part 1 will take a couple of weeks to be printed and posted out, and as a celebration of this new path I am following, I will be signing each copy of the first print run.
Part 2 is in the making and will cover another 10 simple techniques, including Needle Sculpting, Attaching Eyes and Waxing a Nose plus more. If you would like to see a particular technique included, please feel free to contact me.
“Tips & Techniques” Part 2 will be available at the WA Teddy Bear Show in 4 months time.

 In regard to teaching, I was thinking of starting off with any bear or critter from my current pattern range, eventually if things go ok  I may design specific bears and critters for workshops, but that would be much later in the year when I get a bit more organised, and definitely after the WA Teddy Bear Show.

I have some great support from a couple of local shops here in Perth who are willing to run some workshops for me and I would also like to also offer the option of Home Workshops too. Get some fellow bear makers together, get all your supplies and I will come to you, at a time and day that suits everyone, anywhere in the Perth metropolitan area. If you have any feedback on this idea, I would love to hear it.

 The Teddy Bear Challenge 2014

 The Teddy Bear Challenge is on, a Pattern and/or Mohair challenge, you have 4 months up your sleeve so there is plenty of time to get your entries in.

All entries will be on display at the WA Teddy Bear Show which will be featured in Australian Bear Creations magazine later in the year.

 Details are available on the Teddy Tree website   , for the direct link to competitions details, please click here -

 If you would like to enter this years competition please contact The Teddy Tree for details, International entries are welcome too ( just need to pay for return postage )

226 Scarborough Beach Road
Mount Hawthorn WA 6016
P 08 92011011

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