Bear Making Course Info

"Bear Making is like actually breathing life into fabric!" "You simply take a flat piece of luxurious fabric and create something magical..." "Every time you repeat the process its different, you simply lose your heart and fall in love yet again and again..."

                                                                                                       Lorraine Edwards


If you are may be reading this wondering if you could possibly even make a bear, let us put your mind at rest, you are not alone many professional bear artists have felt like that at some point.

Nearly everyone our professional artist has taught has bought patterns, books and fabrics, then sat alone at home and made something they wished had turned out maybe a little more pleasing to the eye. 

Each of our unique bear making courses starts with an entirely brand new design. Every design wether it will be a teddy bear or a teddy bear friend teaches you the essential bear making basics required to produce professional collectable bears to either simply enjoy or sell. You are guided and encouraged to find your very own individual collectable mohair bear making style, ultimately enabling you to become a designer of your very own original mohair bears. 

At these bear making courses you will not only have our award winning professional artist 'Lorraine Edwards' help and advice, but quite often the help of other teddy bear making professionals who regularly attend our courses, simply for the pleasure of spending a day creating with other like minded crafters. 


Our bear making courses will teach you everything you need to know about professional teddy bear making, so you can progress on to the designing, marketing and selling your very own bears.

If you choose to attend one of our bear making courses as beginner or seasoned maker we can promise you will never feel intimidated by anyone. All the groups are small and friendly. The advice and support you will receive from attending is absolutley second to none. 

Each of our bear making courses are held in Telford, Shropshire UK unless otherwise stated! 

Each day course is held in a professional board room setting. The venue is within easy reach of all motorways and close proximity to the railway and bus station with available taxi cabs to hand if needed. Safe car parking is next to the venue. The venue also has its own friendly tea shop restaurant downstairs.

Our bear making course venue is situated right next to a new build Premier Inn but there are many more overnight accommodation possibilities. The surrounding square also has a beautiful park, public house, and cinema and many restaurants. For more information see our 'Places To Stay In Shropshire' link.

Bear Making Course Dates 2020

18th January - Russian Style Bear Making Course

8th February - Valentine Vintage Style Piglet Making Course

7th March - Prickly Hedgehog Making Course

11th April - Perfectly Poised Bear Making Course

9th May - Purrfect Cameo Cat Making Course

6th June - Vintage Clown Bear Making Course

25th July - Pattern Designing & Bear Making Course

29th August - Koala Bear Making Course

19th September - Autumn Squirrel Making Course

10th October - Vintage Dressed Elephant Making Course

7th November - Sleeping Dragon Making Course

** 5th December - Vintage Christmas Themed Bear Making Course

**These courses are also our Christmas Party Evenings!

Spaces are limited even on the 2020 courses

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Private Course Group Bookings 


We also cater for private group teddy bear making courses Monday to Friday only. If you can organise a group of six - eight people, can provide comfortable seating around a table, we will be happy to come to you to provide a traditional teddy bear making day course, if your desired dates are available in our calendar. Each person simply pays the private course fee which includes material costs, travel fees and may also include an overnight stay for the tutor if you reside a great distance from the Midlands. 

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