Jasper is 6 inches tall, and is born from topaz sparse mohair.
He is 5-way jointed at his limbs and head using hardboard disks with hardware and has a long wired armature tail which allows him to pose. Jasper wears a handmade crochet scarf around his neck and a Wayneston Bears suede label is sewn on his back. If you would like to adopt him, visit our website. Thank you for visiting us today and have a great weekend! Hugs, Wayne
We are delighted to have been asked to conduct a Floral Bear workshop in the "Most outstanding attraction in the world", Gardens by the Bay, for 40 participants yesterday.
This event was organised by Gardens by the Bay in conjunction with Mother's Day and their on-going Tulipmania floral display.
Gardens by the Bay has invited Wayneston Studios to specially design a Floral Bear with Tulip pattern just for the event.
As the workshop was only 2 hours, some parts of the bear had to be pre-sewn so that all participants were able to complete their Bears and bring them home.
Being a Mother's Day event, we expected most of the participants to comprise of a Mother/Father and their child to make the bear. We were surprised to see more adults attending the workshop instead! Nevertheless, it is very encouraging to know that there are still plenty of people out there in Singapore who are interested to learn to make a bear!
To kick off the event, Debbie, the Manager for Programming (Education) gave an introduction on the origins of the flower, Tulip. Later, Wayne gave a introduction about himself, some of his works and countries he had visited to showcase his works.
After the short introduction, the workshop finally commenced! The participants were all excited as they opened the workshop kit. They first inserted the nose and then stuffed poly fiber into the bear's head, body and legs. There were 5 tables in total and each table had an art facilitator assisting the participants in making their bears.
As it was the first time for most of the participants to sew a bear, Wayne and the Art facilitators showed them the basic sewing techniques to close the seams of the opening and string jointing the arms.
The children did the stuffing, while their parents did the sewing. After they completed their bear, seeing all their happy faces made it all worthwhile!
At the end of the workshop, we took group photos with some of the participants.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Gardens by the Bay, their staff and volunteers for inviting us to conduct this wonderful event. Special thanks to the participants and our art facilitators for their hard work to make this event a success!
We hope to see you soon again! Wishing all mums a very Happy Mother's Day! =D
P.S: Tuplimania Floral Display is currently on-going till 22 May. Visit http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/whats-on/calendar-of-events/2016-tulipmania.html for more info.
8) Morning Express, Channel 8 (Singapore) - February 2016
9) Nanyang Polytechnic E-Newsletter - February 2016
1) Beirne - 4th place on the URSA Awards
Our bear, Beirne attained 4th place in the URSA Awards. Many thanks to all friends and family for voting for him.
Public Speaking and Sharing Experience
1) Introduction to Bear Making @ MINT Museum of Toys
We are pleased and honoured to be invited by the MINT Museum of Toys to give an Introductory Talk to Teddy Bear Making.
This was a great experience for Wayne to be giving his first time giving a talk in public.
Wayne's heart was filled with warmth as it encapsulated what he had hoped to achieve; bringing joy to people through Teddy Bears.
Without further ado, we would like to announce the winners of our 7th Anniversary Below. This time, we invited Wayne's niece, Lavigne (5 years old) to do the honor of picking the winners of the give-away! Without further ado, scroll down slowly to see if you are the LUCKY WINNER! :) Good Luck!
Announcing the 3RD PRIZE:
Congratulations! You won yourself a PDF Wayneston Bear, Skyler Pattern!
Last Saturday, we had a wonderful 2-hour bear making session at the newest shopping mall in Singapore, Waterway Point!
Waterway Point is owned by Fraser Centrepoint, located at 83 Punggol Central. It is also about a 10 minutes walk from the newly opened Punggol Safra. With the MRT and bus interchange beside the mall, it is no wonder that the mall is full of people and bustling with activity!
In conjunction with the May Day Carnival, the Waterway Point management hosted a Celebratory Teddy Bear Picnic at their outdoor Garden Area.
The Garden area can accommodate more than 200 people. We are pleased to be invited to be one of the event's highlight to teach participants, mainly children, to make a Teddy Bear with their parents.
As the audience were mainly children, Wayne specially designed a simple bear with pre-sewn parts. The Children stuffed the bear's head, body and legs, while their parents helped to sew the openings and attach the arms.
Wayne also designed a mascot image of the bear and printed them onto lanyards for the Art Facilitators to wear for the event. In total, we have created more than 30 bears for the children at the event.
This is the biggest event we have participated thus far. The programme ran smoothly and it was a great success!
We look forward to the next 2 events with Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Island Country Club. We would also like to welcome any queries to organise corporate events similar to this event for schools, clubs and companies. For enquiries please contact Wayne at email@example.com
After the event had ended, Wayne and his team quickly took a group photo with the giant Teddy Bear display before the area was cordoned off. We would like to specially thank our family and friends for helping, and those who came down to support us for the event.
We look forward to future collaborations with the event organiser.