Thursday, March 8, 2012

Making Teddy Bears from Mink fur!

As you know I love making bears from
dense alpaca and my favourite medium mink.
When creating a bear from mink or any recycled fur, 
there are a few things you should know. 
The same basic bear making skills are required 
when creating any bear, however a few extra things
to know when working with mink will help. 
Understanding stitch length, turning the leather
and of course creating a face with scissor sculpting.
All these skills are valuable and can be used 
with working on dense alpaca or mohair. 

If you are interested in reading the complete 
its now available on the Bare Cub Designs website.
This is a free download! - Enjoy!


  1. Thank you Helen. This is very useful for me.

  2. Hi Helen, Is their much new things in the new book, than what we had when we purchased your wonderful tutorials?
    It is so good others will be able to purchase the book, because your work is so helpful.

  3. Thanks Kay - this is a light read - free download the club has over 150 step by step pohotos - so still much more valuable if you really want to create bears using mink. This guide was printed in the Teddy Bear Review and I thought I would share it with everyone! Hugs Helen