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About the Guild

WHERE BEARCRAFTERS ASPIRE TO AND INSPIRE ARTISTRY.


Mission Statement: We aim to come together as colleagues to celebrate, promote and progress the concept of 'artist bear'.

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA:
The Guild of Master Bearcrafters is available exclusively to BEAR CRAFTERS who have been designing and selling their own range of soft sculpture teddy bears or animals professionally for AT LEAST ONE YEAR. Members must be able to demonstrate a competent and artistic level of bear crafting ability.

Please note: When applying for Guild membership you will need to include a bear website/blog or photo gallery link showcasing at least ten of your latest designs - without this, memberships will automatically be declined.


MEMBERS: You are invited to share a maximum of 20 photographs of your bear designs. Please ensure your photographs are sized at 450 pixels wide and saved at 72dpi. For further details please see 'Guild Information' in the forum.

Dolls Too! Members are invited to upload up to 15 photographs of their doll designs.

Members are welcome to update photographs at any time, but please remember to delete old photographs to stay within your 20 photograph allowance if necessary. This way we can keep the work featured fresh and inspiring for everyone!

PLEASE NOTE: In view of Ning's charging policy, all Guild members are invited to make an annual voluntary subscription contribution to help keep our community online. Please use the Paypal 'donate' button at the top left hand site of this page to make a donation, thank you!

Blog Posts

24th Japan Teddy Bear with Friends Convention 30 & 31 July 2016

Posted by Wayne Lim on August 13, 2016 at 4:04 2 Comments

The 24th Japan Teddy Bear with Friends Convention was held on 30 & 31 July this year at the Tokyo International Forum.…

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Mellow Yellow

Posted by Paula Carter on September 19, 2016 at 15:31 0 Comments

After my earlier Buttercup post, I had yellow bears on the brain, so started hunting for photos of some of the yellow bears I have made in past years. Sadly, some were lost thanks to the failure of an old hard drive (am hopeless at…
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A traditional vibe

Posted by Paula Carter on August 12, 2016 at 14:59 0 Comments

I've been feeling my traditional vibe again of late.  It's always good to know classic teddies never grow old with collectors and beautiful mohair is as much of a joy for them, as it is for me!…

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Teddy Bears

Posted by Carol Miller on June 17, 2016 at 4:37 1 Comment

Teddy bears are all about love, comfort,…

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2016 GUILD MEMBERS' ALBUM: Careworn


Forum

How to Hand Dye Mohair and achieve the "Mottled" Look? 1 Reply

Started by Sandra Marie in Bear making questions, tips & discussions. Last reply by Susan Donaj 17 minutes ago.

Italian viscose 1 Reply

Started by Michelle Doig in Bear making questions, tips & discussions. Last reply by Susan Donaj 1 hour ago.

The Guild's Future - please comment. 87 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Jenny Johnson on Thursday.

Guild Competition - advice please! 23 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Challenges & Guild Albums. Last reply by Debora Hoffmann Sep 12.

A colourful topic 8 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Bear making questions, tips & discussions. Last reply by Debora Hoffmann Sep 12.

Shows, do they still 'work' for you? 4 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Bear shows & exhibitions. Last reply by Debora Hoffmann Sep 11.

Getting product/public insurance 7 Replies

Started by Helen Mawson in The business of bears. Last reply by Gail Parsons Sep 1.

Woburn show 12 Replies

Started by Jenny Johnson in Bear shows & exhibitions. Last reply by Jenny Johnson Sep 1.

Owl ....a work in progress..... 2 Replies

Started by Jenny Johnson in Work-in-progress. Last reply by Jenny Johnson Aug 24.

Introduction to the Work-in-progress forum 11 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Work-in-progress. Last reply by Paula Carter Jul 23.

2016 Teddy Bear Competitions 32 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in External Competitions. Last reply by Carol Miller Jul 17.

Excellence in Bear Artists Awards 5 Replies

Started by Michelle Doig in Bear shows & exhibitions. Last reply by Paula Carter Jul 2.

Button making 10 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Bear making questions, tips & discussions. Last reply by Paula Carter Jun 4.

Guild Facebook Page

Started by Paula Carter in Social Media Jun 2.

Latest Activity

Susan Donaj replied to Sandra Marie's discussion How to Hand Dye Mohair and achieve the "Mottled" Look?
"Hello Sandra, I had the same question and it took me months to find the answer and also a lot of fur that I dyed and that hadn't the right effect. Last month I found a video on you tube that shows what to do for a mottled effect and it is so…"
17 minutes ago
Susan Donaj replied to Michelle Doig's discussion Italian viscose
"Hello Michelle, just bought some lovely viscose from Anna Galli on Etsy. Very nice lady and great fur. The viscose doesn't fray it has a soft woven backing and is from a great quality. The difference between German and Italian viscose is the…"
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Hugglets Teddies 2016, 11 September 2016

Hugglets is well known for hosting 2 Teddy Bear Festivals at Kensington Town Hall each year; namely "Winter Bearfest" in February and "Teddies" in September. Both events are always well received by Teddy Bear Artists and collectors alike. In…See More
Friday
Jenny Johnson replied to Paula Carter's discussion The Guild's Future - please comment.
"Plus each person can have a photo album just like on here."
Thursday
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TOBY AWARDS 2016 at Teddy Bear and Friends Magazine

October 5, 2016 to December 7, 2016
International Teddy Bear Artist competition!Online submissions:Between Monday, Oct. 5, and Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, go to the TOBY Entry Page to enter online. See More
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Daphne

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Paula Carter replied to Paula Carter's discussion The Guild's Future - please comment.
"Thank you for the latest comments everyone - much appreciated. I will send another message to members to see if anyone else would like to add a comment."
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Karen Lyons posted a status
"Shadow Tiger, White Tiger Investigator and latest member of the Midnight Detective Bureau to reveal his identity. 17" tall & 10" tail."
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Carolyn Robbins replied to Paula Carter's discussion The Guild's Future - please comment.
"Since most of us are on Facebook, the closed group would seem like a good idea. "
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