Wayneston Studios welcome a new student, Bernadette!
Bernadette got to know about us during her trip to Melbourne last month when she visited a Teddy Bear Shop (Bear Essence). The shop owner, Kim Garratt, told her about Wayne's new shop in Singapore. Surprised, she came to look for us as soon as she returned to Singapore.
She signed up for the Mouse workshop as she wanted a refresher course to start making bears again. The last time she made one was probably 17 years ago.
Many students who visited Wayne's shop share a similar story as Bernadette. Most of them stopped making bears when bear shops close down. They lost their friends who used to love making bears and eventually discontinue the hobby when they can't find bear-making supplies anymore or someone who can coach them. Wayne is glad to have a shop to continue sharing the joy of bear-making with everyone.
Although Bernadette has made about 10 teddy bears in the past, this is the first time she made a mouse!
Wayne wass very happy to know that she could still remember the basic stitches to hold the fabrics together. He shared with her how to joint the mouse together, embroider the nose and even sewing whiskers onto it's cheek.
After the mouse was completed, she bought another piece of fur to make another mouse so as to keep the other mouse company!
Thank you Kim for sharing our shop information to our Singaporean friends! Thank you Bernadette for sharing your story with us and joining our class. We had a great time making the mouse together. We look forward to seeing you again in your next class with Margaret Burke.