Introduction to Bear Making @ MINT Museum of Toys, 13 December 2015
We are pleased and honoured to be invited by the MINT Museum of Toys to give an Introductory Talk to Teddy Bear Making last Sunday.
Although excited, Wayne was also nervous as it was his first time giving a talk in public. In total, 8 people turned up for the event despite the heavy rain.
Wayne first gave an introduction of himself, followed by explaining the basic tools and materials required for making a Teddy Bear. After the introduction, Wayne handed out the bear's body parts to each participants to sew. Philip assisted Wayne as an art facilitator on that day.
After all the bear's body and limbs were sewn, Wayne gave a demonstration of the various techniques to set the eyes as well as embroidering of the Teddy Bear's nose and mouth.
The participants looked on intently as Wayne stuffed and closed the seams of the Teddy Bear.
One of the participant asked Wayne - "How much do you think this bear cost?". Wayne smiled and answered - "It's priceless! Because he is born with everyone's effort!".
As soon as Wayne completed the Teddy Bear with his finishing touches, the participants gleefully took pictures with the Teddy Bear with their cameras. In that moment, Wayne's heart was filled with warmth as it encapsulated what he had hoped to achieve; bringing joy to people through Teddy Bears.
The Teddy Bear will be displayed at the MINT Museum of Toys for public to view and a certificate of participation were given to the participants to commemorate this event.
We want to take this opportunity to thank the participants and friends for attending this event.
Not forgetting, a very special thanks to MINT for their well organised event.
P.S - We will be collaborating with MINT to conduct some Teddy Bear Making workshops in the near future.