Last Saturday, we had a wonderful day sharing with a group of church members on how to make a bear.
It was a fun event with parents and children involved in the bear making process. It was also a great opportunity for parents to spend time with their children and teach them how to make a bear themselves.
Being a small group event with 7 participants, they were divided into 2 groups. The parents and children began to make the bear by stuffing poly fiber into the pre-sewn bear body.
After the head, body and legs are firmly stuffed, Wayne and Philip taught them basic sewing techniques to close the openings of the bear, as well as how to tie and hide a knot after closing.
After stuffing, round head pins were then used to determine the eyes position. The students used a doll needle to set the eyes in position. After the heads were done, we moved on to share how to perform a button string joint for the arms of the bear.
Although it seemed like a simple bear to everyone, it took almost 3 hours for them to complete their bears! Everyone were very pleased when their bears were finally completed. It was very gratifying for both Wayne and Philip to see the delight in their eyes! Yet another successful workshop completed!
We want to thank the organiser, Ms Jean Yap, for hosting this wonderful event for her members and giving us the opportunity to impart some basic bear making skills to them. We look forward to having another workshop with them in the near future !
Wayne & Philip
P.S: For enquiries on corporate/private workshops, contact Wayne at: firstname.lastname@example.org