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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

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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Fathers Day 2016

Posted by Carol Miller on June 17, 2016 at 4:41 0 Comments

Father’s Day…

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What a wonderful world!

Posted by Paula Carter on August 12, 2016 at 14:54 0 Comments

As I stitched on teddy's ears this afternoon, my little orange Roberts' radio crooned the old song 'What a wonderful world' ... I couldn't help but smile because it was a tune my Dad always enjoyed and I remember him singing it when I…
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In memory of our friend, Sandra Hobbs. Sleep tight lovely lady xxx


Forum

Shows, do they still 'work' for you?

Started by Paula Carter in Bear shows & exhibitions yesterday.

Getting product/public insurance 6 Replies

Started by Helen Mawson in The business of bears. Last reply by Carol yesterday.

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

Started by Jenny Johnson in Work-in-progress. Last reply by Jenny Johnson on Wednesday.

Woburn show 6 Replies

Started by Jenny Johnson in Bear shows & exhibitions. Last reply by Paula Carter on Wednesday.

Introduction to the Work-in-progress forum 11 Replies

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

A colourful topic 7 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Bear making questions, tips & discussions. Last reply by Paula Carter Jul 22.

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.

Guild Competition - advice please! 22 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Challenges & Guild Albums. Last reply by Jenny Johnson Jul 1.

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.

2016 GUILD MEMBERS' SUBSCRIPTION DONATION 44 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Paula Carter May 26.

Selling on Ebay 5 Replies

Started by Clare Davis-Tedd in The business of bears. Last reply by Clare Davis-Tedd May 9.

Sewing Machine Needle Size 2 Replies

Started by Clare Davis-Tedd in Bear making questions, tips & discussions. Last reply by Clare Davis-Tedd May 6.

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This competition is designed to promote the fantastic artistry which can be found amongst both professional bear artists and hobby makers.Your entries can be submitted between 1st June and the 31st August 2016.  All entries must be submitted…See More
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Shows, do they still 'work' for you?

In light of a couple of recent comments from bear artists about exhibiting at teddy bear shows, I thought it might be a good time to discuss our thoughts.  So all related comments, opinions and suggestions welcome on this thread.Here are a few…See More
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