Making Teddy Bears: Projects, Patterns, History, Lore

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9781579903794: Making Teddy Bears: Projects, Patterns, History, Lore

Teddy Bear's a century old! Celebrate by looking back at his long life, enjoying teddy trivia, viewing bear paraphernalia, and making one to hug and love. Here's the original cartoon that inspired the toy, as well as the first bear on the market. A design timeline shows its evolution in shape, design, color, and sometimes dress. But, the charming pièce de resistance is the parade of project bears, divided into three sections: single pattern pieces like Fuzzy Wuzzy Snuggle; medium level ones like Autumn Ted, Honey; and jointed models, like Homer and Bumble.

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Few beloved childhood items have the impressive pedigree of the teddy bear. In Making Teddy Bears: Celebrating 100 Years, Paige Gilchrist walks us through the bear's illustrious history, beginning with the famous 1902 legend of Teddy Roosevelt sparing a bear cub's life, and tracing the teddy bear's development through the decades. Wonderful sidebars explore such topics as the collecting craze, teddy bears in the movies, teddies as goodwill ambassadors, and care and repair tips. And naturally, no tale of the teddy bear would be complete without profiles of Winnie the Pooh, Smokey, Paddington, and other big- name bears.

The how-to segments are nearly lost amid this wealth of great bear lore, but as the title implies the book indeed teaches how to make teddy bears and does it well. Three master patterns (for single-pattern, nonjointed, and jointed bears) lead to 16 project variations, each with full instructions and color photos. A gallery of "art bears" by various contributors rounds out this delightful celebration of the 100th anniversary of everyone's favorite stuffed animal. - -Amy Handy

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Book Description 2002. Soft Cover. Book Condition: New. Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Bring to life the most cuddly, adorable, spirited parade of bears you've ever seen. The teddy bear, now celebrating its 100th year, has given us the perfect shoulder to cry on, comfy belly to snuggle up to, and fuzzy face to rub. Teddies have also captured the hearts of collectors, who fill their homes with everything from bear-related. memorabilia, like board games and serving platters, to dozens of the stuffed animals themselves. Using only three master patterns, you can join in the centennial celebration by making a wide range of lovable bears each with his or her own distinctive personality. Whether you display them, give some away as gifts, or just find them irresistible, this celebratory collection--jam-packed with historical photos and information, as well as teddy facts and trivia will capture your creativity and heart. Bookseller Inventory # OOP-2002-9781579903794-WH3

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