Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Ashlyn and Darien learn to make a Softie Bear!

Wayneston Studios welcomes Ashlyn and Darien on 5 December in the Kids School Holiday Workshop!

This is their first time learning how to sew and both did their best to complete their bear!

We are so proud of you. Well done! We look forward to meeting both of you again!



Tuesday, December 19, 2017

School Holiday Workshop on 18 November 2017

The School Holiday Workshop held at Wayneston Studios last month was very fun! We were excited to meet 2 young children joining our class!

On 18 November, Chloe and Celeste came to learn how to make a polar bear and elephant together with their mum, Jenny.

It's was their first time learning to sew and both learnt quickly!

Happy kids, Celeste and Chloe

Polar bear made by Celeste

Elephant made by Chloe

After the class, Jenny invited us to their house the following week to do another private workshop with them and this time three of them did a softie bear together!

It was a wonderful bonding time for the parent and children together. To the children, it's a reward for working hard in school and having a break.

Jenny joins the class as well!

Thank you for your support Jenny, Chloe and Celeste!
We look forward to meeting all of you again soon!

Wayneston Studios & Team

Monday, December 11, 2017

"Lucky" Puppy Workshop in January & February 2018

Meet Lucky the Fortune Puppy! 

For 2018, Wayneston Studios is pleased to introduce a brand new workshop!

Learn to create Fortune Puppy - "Lucky", in celebration of the year of Dog!

In 2 lessons, you will learn sewing and jointing techniques. As a bonus, you will also learn how to create wire armatures for the puppy's ears and tail!

So come and join us and have fun! Bring your very own handcrafted "Lucky" and fortune home! 

Course Fee: $280 (Includes all materials)
Time: 12pm - 4.30pm (2 lessons, 4.5 hrs each)

- Sunday (7 & 14 January 2018)
- Sunday (21 & 28 January 2018)
- Sunday (4 & 11 February 2018)

*Weekday classes are available, via appointment only.
*A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to reserve your seat for the class.

Plamodel Pico Ashes (BJD Model Kit) is now available in store and website!

Plamodel Pico Ashes (BJD Model Kit) is now available in store and website! Enter discount code*: BEARYXMAS upon check out to enjoy 10% discount.

*This code is valid for one time use only till 31 December 2017.

Wayneston Studios & Team

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Softie Bear Workshop at Poi Ching Primary School, 24 November 2017

Wayneston Studios is honored to be invited to Poi Ching Primary School to conduct a Softie Bear Workshop.

As it was during the school holidays, children and parents specially took the time to come to the school to attend the session hosted by the Parents Support Group of the school.

In total, there were 29 students who signed up for the workshop. The children were very attentive in class and Wayne rewarded them with a squeaker to put into the tummy of their bears. Wayne also issued out fabric hearts to the children, which could be placed into the bear's tummy or sewn on. The heart represents kindness which we hope to cultivate into the children from young.

The children were very attentive and well behaved, following Wayne's instructions as he guided them. We were glad to have several parents from the Parents Support Group helping out in the session, assisting the children when they faced difficulties. The children first inserted the nose and stuffed poly fiber into their Bear's head and legs.

After the head and legs were done, they inserted a squeaker and fabric heart into the bear and closed the opening.

Wayne demonstrated how to sew the eyes onto the Bear's face. We were very glad to have a group of helpful parents assisting with the sewing for some of the younger students.

At the same time, parents took the opportunity to learn sewing techniques from Wayne which they could later on teach their children during their free time.

After the event, we took a group picture together with the parents and students.

Thank you Poi Ching Primary School for the opportunity for us to share our bear-making experience with everyone.

We look forward to working with Poi Ching Primary School again in the near future.


Wayneston Studios & Team

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Pico Dragon Plamodel Kit is now available at Wayneston Studios!

Wayneston Studios is pleased to work with Aileen Doll to bring Pico Dragon Plamodel Kit to Singapore!

This is a BJD (Ball Jointed Doll) kit which you assemble by hand. It includes 2 pairs of eyes and eyes stickers.This is a perfect gift for your loved ones this festive season!

Enter discount code*: BEARYXMAS upon check out to enjoy 10% discount.
*This code is valid for one time use only till 31 December 2017.

Cheers & Merry Christmas to all!
Wayneston Studios & Team

Friday, December 1, 2017

Intermediate Bunny Workshop by Margaret Burke 10 - 12 November 2017

Wayneston Studios is pleased to invite Margaret Burke, an award winning bear artist from Australia, to conduct a 2-day Intermediate Bunny Workshop.

This workshop attracted 5 students to sign up and even Wayne himself couldn't resist and joined in!

The students were all given the bunny kit in advance to complete sewing, assembling and stuffing the bunny first before coming for the class as Margaret focused on teaching the intermediate techniques to create the face and eyes.

The first thing we learned were to paint star burst glass eyes. We started off by painting a thin layer of glitter. After the glitter dried, we added multiple layers of colours, removing  some areas to create patterns and later futher adding another layer of finishing coat to the eyes. As all eyes were painted differently, they all look different and unique!

While waiting for the paint to dry, Margaret taught everyone how to start with needle felting. This was the first time Chio and Benadette learned needle felting and we could see the anxiousness on their faces!

Margaret also shared the different types of felting needles and their uses. After the introduction, everyone started building the face with felting shapes on both side of the face to make them symmetrical.

Needle felting took lots of time! Everybody probably stabbed the wool a few thousand times at different angles to make sure the wool interlocks together, hardening them. After the faces were done, Wayne taught all the students needle sculpting techniques on the nose bridge, setting their glass eyes and making wire armature ears.

Margaret later also demonstrated the use of soft tip brush to apply soft pastels to highlight the face, paws and toes. After the final details are completed, we gave all the bunnies ribbons to give the final touch!

Look at all the bunnies! They all look completely different because that's the beauty of handmade craft! Everyone have added their own personal touch to what they created which are uniquely theirs.

We took group photos with Margaret after the class.

We want to thank  Margaret for her guidance and sharing her knowledge with us. We look forward to her class again next year!