Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Taiwan International Teddy Bear Show, 5 November 2017

Wayneston Bears / Studios is pleased to be invited to participate in the Taiwan International Teddy Bear Show this year. We were all excited because it's our first time visiting Taiwan.

Philip & Wayne
In total, there were more than 30 bear artists who participated in this show. The event was well-organised and venue easy to find. The show was held at Syntrend Creative Park, which is a shopping mall. Food was also easily accessible at the basement of the mall.

Before the show commenced, Wayne and Philip spent some time meeting and networking with Taiwan artists as they have not met before. Taiwanese artists were very friendly and thankfully with our common Mandarin language,  we were able to communicate easily.

This is the 14th show hosted by TWTBA (Taiwan Teddy Bear Association). The organiser, Mr Lim told us that he started the first show with only just 6 artists. He inspired us to continue the passion in bringing more local artists together to promote the art of bear making.

Wayne and Mr Lim (Organiser of Taiwan International Teddy Bear Show)
At the show, we were also very happy to meet our fellow artist friends namely, Marina Osetrova (Russia), Masaya Sato, Yuko Nakayama (Japan), Roy and Heather Lyell (New Zealand), Lynette Kennedy and George Weber (USA).

George Weber

L- R: Yuko Nakayama & Hiromi Numata

Masaya Sato

Marina Osetrova

Lynette Kennedy

 Some of the new friends we met were Danielle Chou, Karen Wei (Taiwan), Hiromi Numata (Japan) and Tineke Oostveen (Holland).

Yuliyea Chen

Danielle Chou & her beautiful daughter

Karen Wei

Mary Tang

Tineke Oostveen

Helen from Malaysia

Wendy Wu

Chieh Bear
Collectors entered the show room at 11am sharp, moving in an orderly manner and going through several rounds to look at all artists work before deciding which bears to adopt. We saw the same group of collectors at least 2-3 times, which is good as it meant that they liked our bears and kept coming back to view them.



On one side of the show room, there were Teddy Bear Supplies for sale while on the other side of the room, there were tables and chairs for visitors to purchase a Teddy Bear kit to complete a simple teddy bear for themselves.
 


Workshop area for visitors to make their own Teddy Bear

There was also a charity showcase for raffles draws at the very last hour of the show. We heard several shrieks of excitement when someone won bears made by popular artists.

Visitors purchase tickets and insert them into boxes with artist bears' name labelled.
We were glad that Lulu and Whitelite found a home. A lady purchased them at the very last minute before the show ends.

Thank you for adopting Wayneston Bears!
The Wayneston Studios Team!
We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for coming to visit our table, as well as the organiser for hosting such a wonderful event.

Cheers,

Wayneston Studios & Team

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Make-a-Mouse Workshop 18 & 25 October

Wayneston Studios is happy to have Marcia back again to make a mouse this time!

Marcia and her cute little mouse!

Marcia adopted a Wayneston Mouse, Scruffy few years ago and has always wanted to make another friend for him.


Making a mouse has some different techniques apart from the bear workshop she attended previously. After cutting out the pattern, Wayne showed Marcia how to shave of the fur on the face, paws and feet of the mouse.


Wayne also taught her how to make a wired tail and sewing it onto the body.

With Marcia's bear making experience, making a mouse is a breeze! After the mouse is completed, Marcia gave the mouse light colour shadings to enhance the expression and add whiskers onto his cheeks.

L-R: Buttermilk, Scruffy, Chips and Marcia's Mouse

Marcia's collection! The bear on the right is made by her! 

Cute little mouse made by Marcia

Thank you for joining our Mouse Workshop Marcia, we hope to see you soon again.

Hugs,

Wayne

Friday, November 10, 2017

Teddy Bear Appreciation: History of Bear Making and Teddy Bear Restoration by Kay & Brian Cooper


Do you have an old well-loved Teddy Bear that is beyond repair but you would still hug it to sleep every night?

Are you searching for an expert to help you restore your old Teddies back to what they used to be decades ago?

We are pleased to invite Kay & Brian Cooper, Award Winning Bear Artists from Australia, to have a sharing session on History of Bear Making and Teddy Bear Restoration.

Come and join us to learn the tips and tricks to revive your old Childhood Heroes!

Artist Profile:
Kay & Brian Cooper are the creators of "The Dolls Coop" and "Cooper Bears" with more than 20 years of bear-making experience.

They own a Teddy Bear Shop (Cottonwool Creations) and Teddy Bear Hospital in Western Australia.

At the end of the sharing session, Artist/Collectors are free to ask questions.

Kindly RSVP to confirm attendance as slots are limited.
Admission is Free.


For enquiries, please contact Wayne at: waynestonbears@yahoo.com.sg

Friday, October 27, 2017

Baby Whitley Workshop for Lucky Winners

On 27 August, 4 lucky winners namely, Ying Yip Cheng, Grace Lee, Zhen Hui Koh and Geck Woon Ng won the Facebook contest for FREE "Baby Whitley" Teddy Bear Workshop.

L-R: Geck Woon, Grace, Yip Cheng, Zhen Hui and her 2 daughters
The workshop was held at Wayneston Studios on Thursday, 31 August evening.
As soon as the class started, we felt the excitement from the participants as this was their very first time making a Teddy Bear.

Wayne shared with them the basic sewing and jointing techniques to complete their bear.





Baby Whitley which is 4.5 inch tall, however seems to be a little to small for them. They faced difficulty turning the body parts inside out and especially sewing the tiny little nose! However with perseverance and patience from all of them, they manage to complete their bears! Wayne is so please with their bears, each of them looks beautiful with their own unique personality!



Wayne with Zhen Hui & 2 daughters

Despite of the small bear body size, it actually took about 6 hours for the group to complete their bears! After the class, we took some group photos in the studio.


Proud Mummy of Baby Whitley, Grace!


Proud Mummy of Baby Whitley, Geck Woon!
We want to thank everyone for their participation in our give-away and we look forward to meeting everyone again soon!

Hugs,

Wayne