Saturday, June 9, 2018

Bear Making Workshop with Knotty Bicsie!

We are pleased to welcome Betsy and Edda from Knotty Bicsie to Wayneston Studios.


Betsy is a crochet artist and owner of Knotty Bicsie. She is an art instructor and has been teaching for more than 10 years. We have known each other from our common students whom have attended our classes.



We are happy to share our knowledge with Betsy and her daughter Edda on making a Teddy Bear. This is the first time for both of them to try something new. Edda who is 8 years old, learns to stuff and sew an Inuka Polar Bear.



Sewing is not new to Betsy, she is able to master hand sewing quickly. Wayne shared with her the jointing method on her Teddy Bear's limbs and how to make a wobble head.



Betsy is able to complete her Travelling Teddy Bear in one day and Edda completed her Polar Bear and named him Ice Bear.




We want to thank you Betsy and Edda for supporting our workshop and we congratulate them for completing their first Teddy Bear.

P.S Wayneston Studios will be collaborating with Knotty Bicsie to conduct a workshop at their venue, Marinate on 28 July. Stay tuned for more information!

Hugs,
Wayne


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wayneston Studios will be participating in the Maker Faire 2018!


Hi all!

We are pleased to announce that Wayneston Studios will be participating in the Maker Faire 2018!
Come visit our booth! We will be showcasing some of our creations and sharing our bear-making knowledge. We will be selling some bear-making kits as well promoting be some hands-on activities for you to make and bring home!

The Singapore Maker Extravaganza will be held from 17-19 August 2018 at Our Tampines Hub. The schedule for the extravaganza is as follows:

17th August: Maker Conference and Maker Faire Singapore Schools day
18-19 August: Maker Faire Singapore

See you there!

Cheers,
Wayneston Studios & Team

Monday, May 28, 2018

Polar Bear Workshop, 26 May 2017


Ashlyn told her mum that she wants to make a Polar Bear to commemorate Inuka whom passed away last month at the Singapore Zoo.


Ashlyn choose the eye and nose colour for her bear. Wayne taught her how to sew and attach them. She learnt that she needs to stuff the poly fiber a little bit at a time so it's easier to reach the narrow areas on the arms on legs. During the process of stuffing, she switched between using her fingers and a stuffing stick from time to time.






Ashlyn is a patient student, she listens attentively to Wayne's instruction and done a great job sewing and closing the opening of the polar after stuffing.

After the polar is complete, she used black DMC thread to sew each paw lines on the limbs.







To finish off the bear, she gave the polar some bells around his neck.
Well done Ashlyn, we are so proud of you and we hope to see you again soon.

Hugs,
Wayne

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Treacle Bear Workshop, 21 May 2018


This week we welcomed Monique coming to learn to make Treacle, the travelling bear.


She love Treacle because he is small and has a cute little wobble head. She also shared with us that this is her third time making a bear and this workshop is a refresher course for her to start this hobby again. Wayne shared with her the basic hand sewing techniques and how to apply ladder stitching to close the opening of her bear after stuffing.





With some extra time given, Monique is also able to complete a tiny leather bag for her bear. At the end of the class, Wayne commented that her little bear has some resemblance to her son!





We want to thank and congratulate Monique for completing another wonderful bear to add into her collection. 

We hope to see you again soon.
 
Hugs,
Wayne

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Creative Bear Making School Holiday Workshop


Wayneston Studios will be conducting school Holiday Kids Workshop ~ Creative Bear Making (Parent & Child) at the following CCs! Visit https://www.onepa.sg for more information!

See you there!

Cheers,
Wayneston Studios & Team

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Lindsey Bunny Workshop in June


Good morning everyone!

We are pleased to introduce a brand new Bunny Workshop ~ Lindsey next month! Seats are limited, visit our website to reserve your seat.
https://sg.verlocal.com/pages/payment_page?listing_id=27688&hb=t


For enquiries, kindly email Wayne at waynestonbears@yahoo.com.sg
Wishing all a wonderful weekend!

Cheers,
Wayneston Studios & Team

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Lemon Butter is now available for adoption!

Good day everyone! :)  We have a bear available for adoption this week!

Lemon Butter is one of our latest bear created, inspired by our childhood bed time story "Winnie the Pooh".





He is made from short Schulte mohair with felt paw and foot pads. We have also specially handmade a red felt vest to fit him!

Lemon Butter has now been adopted...Thanks
We hope you will like him!

Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Wayne


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Singapore Teddy & Friends Show 2018 updates

Hi everyone,

We are pleased to inform you that Wayneston Studios is hosting a Teddy Bear Show this year on 16 - 18 November at Visual Arts Centre. We have sent out application forms earlier this year and received good feedback about the show.

The last Singapore Teddy Bear Show was 5 years ago, we miss the good old days and therefore finally decided to start a brand new show this year hoping to revive and bring back fond memories. We believe that this is the event to celebrate friendship, artistry and a great bonding time for families and collectors.

We are excited to announce that we have an amazing group of talented International Artists coming to this event and more to come!


We invite you to join this event with your family. If you are a Teddy Bear or Doll Artist, we invite you to become one of our exhibitors too. Please email your interest to Wayne at: waynestonbears@yahoo.com.sg or info@sgteddyandfriendsshow.com

For more information about the event please visit our website and Facebook page.
Website: http://sgteddyandfriendsshow.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SGTeddyFriendsShow/

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Brand New Workshop - Make a Travelling Teddy Bear, Treacle!


Hi everyone! We are pleased to introduce a brand new workshop!


If you have never made a Teddy Bear before and would love to experience creating one, this is a prefect introduction.

Learn to create a Mohair Teddy Bear, sized 6 inch tall, prefect piece as a travelling companion.

This travelling companion has a cute wobble head joint and you will learn to make a simple bag for him.

Dates: 19 - 31 May 2018
Time: 12pm - 6.30pm (1 Lesson)
Course Fee: $200 (All materials are included)

Visit https://waynestonstudios.com/pages/book-a-workshop
or email to waynestonbears@yahoo.com.sg to reserve your slot!


Cheers,
Wayneston Studios & Team

Thursday, May 3, 2018

2 latest bears, Mikhail and Winston Blue

Sharing today are 2 of our latest bears, Mikhail and Winston Blue.

Mikhail is made from a pattern designed by Joanne Livingston.




Mikhail is also one of Wayne's favourite bear which he has ever created. He found a new mum in April at Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Convention.




This is Winston Blue, another handsome bear which I have created from soft synthetic fur. He has also found a new mum last month.

We hope you like our new creations and wishing everyone a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Wayne

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Bundle Baby Workshop, 20 & 21 April 2018

Carmel, Nicole and Joanne

Wayneston Studios is pleased to collaborate with Art Doll Artist, Carmel Ooi to conduct a Bundle Baby Workshop in April. This workshop has welcomed 4 students, namely Hema, Esther, Joanne and Nicole.



Carmel shared with the students the type of clay and tools used to sculpt the doll. Each student was given a pre-baked head armature with eyes in the correct position before adding and baking clay in layers. Using this method the polymer clay requires multiple baking times so that each adjustment remains hard and fixed at the desired position before adding more detail to the face.




Once the eye muscles/structure was ready, the students later added cheeks, lower jaw and lips to their baby. Each baby has a different expression and they are truly One-of-a-Kind. After the head is done, Carmel showed the students how to make a soft body for the baby and gave each of them a hand-sewn blanket for the baby to sleep in.


Joanne and Nicole's babies

Hema and Esther's babies

Esther, Carmel and Hema

At the end of the class, we took several group photos. We would like to thank Carmel for her time and for sharing her valuable knowledge with us. We look forward to having her in Wayneston Studios again to conduct another doll making class.

Hugs,
Wayne