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Sad to know the Guild will be shutting down I have been proud to have been a member and had the great exposure you have provided for me for my bears and stories.  I wish you only the best. please sta…

Posted by Carol Miller on May 16, 2018 at 4:49 1 Comment

Sad to know the Guild will be shutting down I have been proud to have been a member and had the great exposure you have provided for me for my bears and stories.  I wish you only the best. please stay in touch you have my email.

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Mothers Day 2018

Posted by Carol Miller on May 11, 2018 at 3:23 0 Comments

Mother’s Day 2018

This Mother’s Day, we at The Teddy Bear Makers Work Shoppe are going to make cards with redeemable favors on them for all the moms in our lives so that when our moms want to cash them in they will return them to us and…

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The Leprechaun Trap

Posted by Carol Miller on March 12, 2018 at 3:32 0 Comments

Love is in the air

Posted by Carol Miller on February 9, 2018 at 3:00 0 Comments

Love is in the Air at The Teddy Bear Makers Work Shoppe

There are a lot of paper hearts being made from pink and red construction paper and decorated in my antique lace and some are mounted on doilies all over the work shoppe. My boy bears…

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It's time for one last fabulous GUILD SHOWCASE! Thank you everyone xxx


About the Guild

WHERE BEARCRAFTERS ASPIRE TO AND INSPIRE ARTISTRY.

The Guild is no longer accepting new memberships. 


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!

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Francesca Boretti replied to Paula Carter's discussion The Guild's Future - please comment.
yesterday
An event by Wayne Lim was featured

Singapore Teddy and Friends Show 2018 at Visual Arts Center, Singapore

November 16, 2018 at 12pm to November 18, 2018 at 6pm
Wednesday
Paula Carter posted an album

Time for one last fabulous showcase!

As the Guild draws to a close, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to those of you who have played such an important part in supporting bear artists to inspire others. I wish you all sunshine and smiles, creativity and success in all you do.…
Wednesday
Paula Carter commented on Carol Miller's blog post No Title
"Thank you so much Carol. It has been my pleasure and I do hope you will continue to blog x"
Wednesday
A blog post by Carol Miller was featured

Sad to know the Guild will be shutting down I have been proud to have been a member and had the great exposure you have provided for me for my bears and stories.  I wish you only the best. please sta…

Sad to know the Guild will be shutting down I have been proud to have been a member and had the great exposure you have provided for me for my bears and stories.  I wish you only the best. please stay in touch you have my email.See More
Wednesday
Paula Carter replied to Paula Carter's discussion The Guild's Future - please comment.
"PS I think most members are on my FB page as friends, or in touch via Instagram, but if you haven’t caught up with me there yet, I’d love to keep in touch so please ping me a friendship request (Paula Carter) or follow on Instagram (I…"
Wednesday
Paula Carter replied to Paula Carter's discussion The Guild's Future - please comment.
"Thank you all so much for your kindness. It has been such a pleasure to share this site with you all."
Wednesday
Lyn Clapham replied to Paula Carter's discussion The Guild's Future - please comment.
"How time flies but it has been fun while it lasted and I do understand why you have taken the decision to close this site down.Good luck and well done to you Paula and many thanks for everything:o)) xx"
Wednesday
Carol Miller posted a blog post

Sad to know the Guild will be shutting down I have been proud to have been a member and had the great exposure you have provided for me for my bears and stories.  I wish you only the best. please sta…

Sad to know the Guild will be shutting down I have been proud to have been a member and had the great exposure you have provided for me for my bears and stories.  I wish you only the best. please stay in touch you have my email.See More
Wednesday
Bry Richardson replied to Paula Carter's discussion The Guild's Future - please comment.
"I haven’t been active for quite some time but would also like to echo the thanks of other members to Paula for all the hard work that she has put in over the years.  It has been a blast with some fab discussions and awesome pics and a lot…"
Tuesday
Susie Strong replied to Paula Carter's discussion The Guild's Future - please comment.
"It’s been that long? Wow! But I understand your decision. You can’t get back Nana time once it’s gone. Keep making bears when you can and enjoy your time with your grandkids."
Tuesday
Michele Freeman replied to Paula Carter's discussion The Guild's Future - please comment.
"Thank you so much for all you have done for us! It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have been a part of something such as this Guild. Family time is precious and is why I have not been active. Enjoy being a Nana- they grow up fast!! Huge…"
Tuesday
Carolyn Robbins replied to Paula Carter's discussion The Guild's Future - please comment.
"Thank you Paula for all of your work on our behalf. Your kindness and encouragement has meant so much to me!"
Tuesday
Wendi replied to Paula Carter's discussion The Guild's Future - please comment.
"Sorry to hear the sad news, I can’t believe it’s been 9 years! You have done a fantastic job Paula and I’m sure we all appreciate the amount of effort and hard work you put into the Guild to keep it going for so long. I…"
Tuesday
Carol Parsons replied to Paula Carter's discussion The Guild's Future - please comment.
"Thank you so very much Paula through the years for your wonderful contributions you made to all our lives by having the Guild.  It is very sad news.  Sorry to say I have not been very active for the last year.  I hope you know how…"
Tuesday
Kay Cooper replied to Paula Carter's discussion The Guild's Future - please comment.
"Dear Paula I completely understand your reasons for shutting down the Guild and support your choice.  However can I just share with you what it has done for me as an artist of limited ability.   I joined the guild a long time ago and…"
Tuesday
Michelle Doig replied to Paula Carter's discussion The Guild's Future - please comment.
"I haven't been active much of late what with my crappy health and looking after parents crappy health bear making has been sporadic to say the least. It made me assess some priorities and one of them was spending less time online. Life goes…"
Tuesday
Paula Carter replied to Paula Carter's discussion The Guild's Future - please comment.
"Thank you all so much for being so understanding. I am sad to let the Guild go, but with everything else available to bear artists now, I think the time has come to wind down and give myself some bear making and family time, safe in the knowledge…"
Tuesday
Elaine Hirst replied to Paula Carter's discussion The Guild's Future - please comment.
"This is such sad news, however, I can completely understand. Your family time must come first. You have made this site a pleasure to be part of over the years and although I'm guilty of not visiting as often as I should I have very much…"
Tuesday
Kay Schulz replied to Paula Carter's discussion The Guild's Future - please comment.
"Thank you for all you have done in the past Paula. Nothing ever stays the same, so if it is time to close, well that is what it is. hugs Kay"
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