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Teddy Bears With A Past

Both beginning and accomplished artists should learn everything they need to know about the art of fine bear making. By using old fur coats, mohair and other plush fabrics, readers will be able to create eight projects that can be treasured for years to come. Besides step-by-step instructions, easy-to-follow illustrative photographs, and full-size patterns, this book provides the reader with foolproof techniques for creating bears using furs and plush fabrics.

Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: kp books (May 2000)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0873418565

ISBN-13: 978-0873418560

Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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I have always wanted to make a bear out of recycled fur. Well this is the book that will teach you how. It is only for the person who is willing to be a patient sewer, but then aren't all teddy bear makers? A very exciting book, with beautiful photos and Nancy Tillburg is sharing everything with the teddy bear world. I highly recommend this book.

What a great book for those wanting the special instructions needed for working with reclaimed fur coats. This book deals mainly with real fur and how it is treated differently than mohair. However mohair directions are also included. If you buy this book and Nancy's other book "101 Bears to Make" you will have all the information you need on bear making.----------------------Pam

This book was very helpful in my first bear (and bunny!) making adventure. Although some of the instructions had me tilting my head in confusion, for the most part, this book made sewing my bear very easy. Her instructions are in depth, and there are many pictures to follow. You can easily learn the different stitch techniques, as the pictures are large and very well explained. This is a great starting point if you are new to bear making. Thank you, Nancy!

I'm an Artist who just made my first real fur teddy bear from a mink stole and this book helped make it possible. Thank you Nancy! Before I began my project, I searched the internet for advice and tips and Nancy's book was recommended more than once. Luckily, I already had a copy. I'd recommend this book for beginners to experienced teddy bear artists.

A great book for anyone making a bear for the first time. I was fortunate enough to talk to Nancy and purchase her other book 101 Bears so I have them both in my collection. When I get up enough nerve to cut my mink coat I will be using these books as my bibles!

I can not say enough about this book. It's every thing I needed to make Mink Teddy Bears, I'm thrilled.It's step by step and mow I can make my Bears.

Another AWESOME book by one of the true Pioneers of handmade Teddy Bears, with a wonderful focus on crafting vintage-style Teddy Bears, made from recycled old furs and vintage fabrics! As well as being a long-renowned and fabulous Teddy Bear & Plush Artist, Nancy is also a wonderful instructor.

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