Tuesday, July 31, 2012

NEW ThReAdTeDs® XX long Pile

The new ThReAdTeDs® XX Long Pile fabric is awesome!! The original color is white and does dye into beautiful colors.  The white and colors are available in my web-shop in normal size pieces 9"/9" and bigger pieces 18"/18" for white only. The long hair is great for scissor sculpting.
Bunny in picture is not finished yet, he is the prototype design for a new pattern/kit. He still needs some tweaks but he already can show the look of this wonderful ThReAdTeDs® XX Long Pile mini fabric.To give an idea..Bunny is 4" tall if standing.

I have done some experiments with RIT dye on XX long Pile. 
 It was messy but I like the result.
I probable used to much dye.. I had to rinse..and rinse..and rinse....
I have to figure out how to do this better so for now I have only 4 pieces 9"/9"
1 piece I am going to use for my next project..don`t know what it will be yet.. the above 3 pieces I offer for sale and are €10,- / $12,50 each.  First come first serve...

Monday, July 9, 2012

URSA Award Competition open for voting!!

Please vote now in the 7th Annual URSA Awards Competition !! Click on the above icon/link to see all the entries.  Please feel free to share the link and/or invite your friends to cast their vote too.

 The idea of the URSA is that all bears are seen and voted on. When you are going through all categories, you will come across my entries:

 In Category 1: Wee Little Bare Bear or Bud you find BonBon, a traditional teddy bear in a non traditional color.

In Category 10: Crocheted Bear or Bud, I entered Victoria, a N.O.S.T.© (New Old Style Ted), unique design for ThReAdTeDs®.

I enjoyed it so much to enter the All the same Category last year, so couldn`t resist to join again.  This year the pattern was given for a bunny. In Category 19 I entered my creation made from the All the same pattern: Panda Bunny. 

  Now I don`t keep you any longer, there are 17 categories and 109 entries to judge and vote for.  You can vote until 29 July in the first round. In name of all participants; Thank you so much !!  Here again the icon/link to bring you to all entries: 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

From one show..to the other...

Already a few weeks ago we were in Stratford Upon Avon for the Teddy Bear Artist event 2012.
A wonderful Show, it was great to see so many friends and customers again.
The challenge was great, so many wonderful entries. I was honored to receive a third place in the miniature category for Rainbow Bears.

A little time was left to visit the new MAD museum. It was small, but real fun to look at all the mechanical pieces of Art.
 Only one of the many great pieces you can find in the MAD museum.
I am preparing now for the show in Lindau which will take place on 21 and 22 July. It is in our holidays, so if weather will be nice, we might stay a few days longer.
I work on new pieces for the show and hope to show some of them here in my Blog in the next days....  Please check back or visit my website for a show preview.