Monday, September 9, 2019

Needle Felting Workshops in November by Colleen Spies



We are pleased to invite Award-winning Needle Felting Artist, Colleen Spies from USA to conduct an Intermediate Needle Felted Elephant Workshop and Beginner Needle Felted Unicorn Workshop at Wayneston Studios.

https://waynestonstudios.com/collections/workshops/needle-felting-workshop

This is a special workshop not to be missed. Seats are limited, sign up now to avoid disappointment.


For more information, email to Wayne at waynestonbears@yahoo.com.sg

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Come Celebrate our 2nd Anniversary!


Wayneston Studios is TWO!!!

To celebrate this joyous occasion, we are offering a 20% discount for our basic Teddy Bear Making Workshops.

Book now and you have the option of scheduling a workshop date at your convenience but no later than 30 December 2019.
*Applicable for Skyler Bear | Lindsey Bunny | Lucky Puppy | Lemon Butter Bear | Scruffy Mouse Workshop

Hurry, this Teddy Bear Making Workshop Sale ends on 30 September 2019. Simply enter code upon checkout: HAPPY2ANNIVERSARY

Book now : http://bit.ly/bearworkshop (You may send us a PM or email for PAYLAH/PAYNOW/Bank transfer options)
All materials provided | Suitable for 13 years old and above | Prior sewing experience not required

But wait, there's more. We are also offering a 20% discount on all Wayneston Bears EPattern on our website : www.waynestonstudios.com

The discount will automatically apply upon checking out. *This Sale ends on 31 August 2019.
Thank you for your continued support.

We will continue to strive to create newer workshops and better Teddy Bears for our students and collectors!

Cheers,
Wayneston Studios & Team

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Thank you for joining our workshop at ACM!


Greetings to all!

We would like to thank you for participation in our Teddy Bear Workshop last week at The Asian Civilisation Museum.

We have uploaded pictures taken at the event on our Facebook page, you may visit this link to view them.

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NEWS UPDATE!

These will be the next few events which we will be attending this year.

- Percy Penguin and Lucky Puppy Workshop @ Bear Essence, Melbourne

Wayne will be conducting another two more workshops this year at Bear Essence!
Dates: 24 - 26 October 2019
For more info and registration, kindly contact Kim at: kim@bearessence.com.au

- Melbourne Bear Bazaar > 27 October 2019

Wayneston Bears will be exhibiting in this event.
For more info, visit http://www.themelbournebearbazaar.com.au/

- Singapore Teddy & Friends Show 2019 > 16 & 17 November 2019

Wayneston Studios is pleased to organise the 2nd Singapore Teddy & Friends
Show this year at Our Tampines Hub.

- Saturday, 16 November will be open to the public who have registered for the workshops.
- Sunday, 17 November will be the main exhibition event open to the public.

Visit our website and Facebook for more updates and info.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SGTeddyFriendsShow/
Website: https://sgteddyandfriendsshow.com/

Thank you once again, we look forward to meeting everyone soon!

Cheers,
Wayne Lim

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Call for Artists! Join us at the Singapore Teddy & Friends Show 2019


Calling all local and foreign Teddy Bear & Doll Artists!
You are invited to join the Singapore Teddy & Friends Show 2019.
This year we have more than 30 International Artists from 12 different countries participating in this event.
We still have a few tables left! Please drop us a PM or email us if you are interested!
We welcome you to join us in this fun and exciting event.
We are also sure you will have a great time shopping and tasting many of our local delicacies in Singapore.
For more information on the show, visit our website at:
https://sgteddyandfriendsshow.com
Click on this link to view images of our last year's event.
https://sgteddyandfriendsshow.com/gallery/
For enquiries, kindly contact Wayne at info@sgteddyandfriendsshow.com

Cheers,
Wayneston Studios & Team

Thursday, July 18, 2019

New Workshop - Learn to create a Sloth!


Wayneston Studios is pleased to introduce a brand new workshop the August!

Learn to create a Sloth!
This is an Intermediate Workshop for junior bear artists and hobbyist.

We will cover techniques such as constructing internal wire armatures, creating claws and needle felting the nose.

Register your interest now at the link below.
http://bit.ly/slowmoe
or send us a PM for payment details.

*Weekday classes are available too, please contact us.

See you soon at Wayneston Studios!

Cheers,
Wayne Lim

Friday, July 12, 2019

Softie Bear Workshop @ The Asian Civilisations Museum on 26 & 27 July 2019



Wayneston Studios is pleased to collaborate with the Asian Civilisations Museum to conduct this Teddy Bear Making Workshop at a very special discount (U.P $50) during their Special "Guo Pei" Exhibition.

Workshop dates: 26 & 27 July 2019
Time: 6 - 7.30pm
Venue: The Asian Civilisations Museum
1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
Registration is now open. Limited to 20 participants per session only.

We hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Wayneston Studios & Team

Friday, April 5, 2019

New Bear Expresso!

Introducing one of our latest bear named Expresso!

He is very tiny, only 6 inches tall. Expresso has loc-line armature on his head and spine with wire armature on his limbs. He also has a pair of realistic resin eyes.



Thank you, Expresso has been adopted!

You may view more pictures of him here:
https://waynestonstudios.com/collections/artist-bears-1/products/artist-bear-expresso-by-wayneston-bears

We hope you will like our new creation.

Wishing all a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Wayne

Monday, March 4, 2019

See you in Japan Teddy Bear Festival 2019!



Wayneston Bears will be participating in the Japan Teddy Bear Festival 2019 held at the Ebisu Garden Hall in Tokyo on the 16th &17th of March 2019.

Venue: Ebisu Garden Hall (1-13-2 Mita Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan)

Wayneston Studios will be closed from 14 - 22 March 2019. Business resumes on Saturday, 23 March 2019.

We look forward to meeting our Japanese friends and collectors again soon! See you there! 

Cheers,
Wayneston Studios & Team

Friday, February 15, 2019

Blog Review - Singapore Teddy & Friends Show 2018


This was our first time hosting a Teddy Bear Show. It took us a lot of courage and determination to organise such an event, with zero experience.

The main objective of the event was to promote appreciation for toy making and to build a connection between the human touch and the art of Teddy Bear making. The show’s main focus was Teddy Bears, which are deemed to be soft sculptures that most people can associate easily, as they hark back to fond childhood memories.



Many years ago, we used to have a Singapore Teddy Bear Show annually, however, the organiser decided to discontinue due to personal reasons. We decided to revive this event again, because it had given fond memories to many collectors and Singapore needs an event like this, to encourage more people to learn and appreciate the art of Teddy Bear and toy making.

At first, we had a difficult time finding artists to participate and at the same time, we have to search for an appropriate venue accessible for the public to come to the event. Besides these, there were also many hidden costs involved such as venue, tables and chairs rental, publicity expense, website maintenance, printing expense and part-time helpers to facilitate the event.

With all these, this event was a gamble which involved a high risk of losing money because we had no expertise, no sponsors or help to do our first show. To make things worst, Wayne was unemployed during that time when he started his shop - Wayneston Studios.

Our decision was to continue because it could be one last chance for us to try organising this event as this could be the only juncture we have spare time to plan and execute the show.

In the middle half of the year, things took a turn for the better, when several overseas artist friends came forward to help and support the event. This gave us motivation and encouraged us to make things work together.

We spent a lot of time building our own website, creating a Facebook page and sending many Press Releases to the media. As the show got closer, we had our tables fully booked and garnered a total of 24 International Artists from 12 different countries namely Australia, Estonia, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Russia, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, USA, and Singapore!



Tatiana Scalozub (Ukraine)
June Su Nandar Naing ( Myanmar)
Maki Manabe and Kazumi Kumamoto (Japan)
Colleen Spies (USA)
Betsy Toh and Claresta Lim (Singapore)
Karen Wei and Lin Yuan-Zeng (Taiwan)
Esther Lee (Singapore)
Anna Potapova (Russia)
Margaret Burke (Australia)
Katrina Bittar (USA)
Kristina Lemeshko (Ukraine)
Maria Filatova-Chan (Estonia)

Marina Osetrova on the right (Russia)
Wayne Lim (Singapore)
We also even invited Artists to conduct workshops on Friday for the public to sign up. We had overwhelming response for all the workshops and some of them were even fully booked! We were pleased to see parents and children both having a great time bonding while participating in this event and we received more requests to have more variety for this coming year's show.

Inuka Workshop by Margaret Burke


Let's make Dolly Shoes Workshop by Carmel Ooi







Inuka Bear Workshop by Margaret Burke




Hagire-Chan Workshop by Maki Manabe
Needle Felting Cat Brooch with Colleen Spies
Our event last year was held at the Visual Arts Centre, located next to Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station. On Saturday and Sunday which was the main event, we had more than 350 visitors. Among the artists, we had several local new artists joining us namely Vanessa Chin, Geam Y S, Kelly Tan, Rachel Ting, Nicole Ding, Joanne Lee who has been making bears for less than a year. Each of them managed to create more than 10 Teddy Bears to display at the show.
New Artists, Geam Y S (Singapore) and Vanessa Chin (Malaysia)

New Artist, Kelly Tan (Singapore)

New Artist, Joanne Lee

New Artist, Rachel Ting (Singapore)
Besides Teddy Bears and Art Dolls, we also showcased bear making supplies with a wide selection of Fabrics, Joints, and Eyes for making your own Teddy Bears. We also received positive feedback from the collectors at the show, with many expressing their appreciation at the works. Some of them even adopted several Teddy Bears and Dolls from our artists.













































Dinner with the participating artists
We were pleased that the event was a resounding success and we decided to continue the show again this year. We will have several artists returning and we have already booked a new venue at "Our Tampines Hub" which is twice the size of the Visual Arts Centre. We hope this year, we could welcome even more artists and visitors to the event.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our family members and volunteers for offering their help. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank each and everyone who came to visit our show and we hope you will continue to support our event this year. More information and details for this year's event is below.

Singapore Teddy & Friends Show 2019

Dates: 16 & 17 November 2019

Venue: Our Tampines Hub, Function Room #2-05

Website: https://sgteddyandfriendsshow.com


P.S Calling for all Artists, if you are interested to join us in this year's event. Kindly email to info@sgteddyandfriendsshow.com and we will stay in touch with you.

Cheers,
Wayneston Studios & Team