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Doll's Too!


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

Erin Go Bear

Posted by Carol Miller on March 18, 2017 at 1:50 0 Comments

The annual teddy review

Posted by Paula Carter on March 1, 2017 at 13:03 0 Comments

At the beginning of every year since 2006, I have set aside a little time to create a portfolio of my teddy bear creations. Having a book of the previous year's work to flick back through from time to time, is very satisfying and also…
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Valentines Day 2017

Posted by Carol Miller on February 5, 2017 at 22:31 0 Comments

A perfect bear..

Posted by Paula Carter on January 27, 2017 at 11:30 3 Comments

After finding some old photographs, it occurred to me this week, I made my very first teddy bear 25 years ago!  My goodness, it is hard to believe that defining moment was a quarter of a century ago.  I can't lay claim to having…
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Winter Bearfest 4 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Bear shows & exhibitions. Last reply by Paula Carter Mar 9.

Selling bears online

Started by Sally Louise Thomas in The business of bears Feb 27.

First time at Hugglets 2 Replies

Started by Kat in Bear shows & exhibitions. Last reply by Kat Mar 1.

Guild website - sponsorship ads?

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information Feb 1.

Groups?

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information Feb 1.

similar business names 1 Reply

Started by john dale spence in The business of bears. Last reply by Joanne Livingston Jan 24.

2017 - where is the teddy bear heading? 5 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in The business of bears. Last reply by Lindsey Agostinelli Mar 15.

2017 GUILD MEMBERS' SUBSCRIPTION DONATION 12 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Paula Carter Mar 17.

Buildings and contents insurance when running a business from home? 3 Replies

Started by Wendi in The business of bears. Last reply by Jenny Johnson Dec 9, 2016.

China - a complicated question? 3 Replies

Started by Michelle Doig in The business of bears. Last reply by Lindsey Agostinelli Nov 12, 2016.

30th Edition of Hugglet's UK Teddy Bear Guide 3 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Magazines and publications. Last reply by Paula Carter Dec 12, 2016.

EBAA's

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information Oct 17, 2016.

Italian viscose 9 Replies

Started by Michelle Doig in Bear making questions, tips & discussions. Last reply by Michelle Doig Jan 22.

The Guild's Future - please comment. 108 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Paula Carter Oct 19, 2016.

Shows, do they still 'work' for you? 13 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Bear shows & exhibitions. Last reply by Alison Wise Oct 20, 2016.

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A hint of Spring

It's just around the corner ...
 yes, here comes a hint of Spring 2017 at last!

Elizabeth Lloyd
UK

Natalia Petelina
Ukraine

Kay Cooper
Australia

Vicky Lougher
USA

We look forward to bringing you the best of Spring on The Guild of Masterbearcrafters, in the coming weeks!


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