Monday, January 26, 2015

Make a Valentine Bear Workshop 18 & 25 January 2015

As the 1 Day Make a Valentine's Day workshop was well received, we have decided to create a 2 Days Valentine's Day workshop.

L-R: Wayne, Rain, Cindy & Anita
This workshop was spread over 2 weekends and thus, the students had more time to work on the finer details of making the bear. 

We are glad that there were 3 students who attended the workshop namely Anita, Cindy and Rain.

It was Rain's first time making a bear whereas Anita and Cindy have made bears about 10 years ago. This was a refresher course for both Anita and Cindy and after this, they may pick up Teddy Bear making again.

It was really enjoyable coaching the ladies. After just some simple explanation on sewing techniques, they understood and started sewing right away!

This group was really interactive and we had fun sharing with each other our own personal jobs, family and friends.

In the process of making the bears, the three ladies were quick to update their social media on their progress. They started taking photos along the way and immediately uploaded them online to share with their friends!

One of the things I really like to highlight and compliment them is on their nose stitching. I am really proud of their bear nose stitches as they are really neat. No touch up was required! After the completion of their bears, they decided to keep the bear noses un-waxed since they look perfect!

The three ladies were beaming with joy upon completion of their Valentine's Day Bear, despite the fact it wasn't made for their love ones but as a special gift to reward themselves. Looking at their happy faces, I too, feel accomplished that I have managed to complete my job of teaching them how to make a Teddy Bear successfully.

Blossom made by Anita

Bear made by Rain

Purple made by Cindy
I would like to thank Anita, Cindy and Rain for joining our class for the past 2 Sundays. It was my pleasure to spend my weekends sharing some of my bear making knowledge with all of you.
Hope to see you all again soon! :)

Hugs, Wayne

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Make a Valentine’s Day Bear 1 Day Workshop

In conjunction with Valentine’s Day, Wayneston Bears has launched 2 different Valentine’s Day Bear Workshops to cater to different groups of people.

Last weekend, we had 3 students signing up for the 1 Day workshop namely Kenneth, YiCheng and Hui Leng. This is the first time organising this workshop and we were pleasantly surprised that out of the 3 participants, 2 of them were guys making for their wives!

As it was the guys first attempt in making bears, I had to guide them along the way. It was not easy but through much determination and effort, they managed to complete their bears!

For  Hui Leng, she has learnt to make a Bear from another teacher 10 years ago. As she has prior experience making bears, she managed to complete the bear with minimal supervision and assistance! In fact, she had also indicated interest in attending the more advanced bear workshops in future.

Behind: Wayne and Kenneth
Front: Hui Leng and Yichen

We would like to thank all 3 students for attending the 1 Day Make a Valentine’s Day Bear Workshop. Certainly, it was not an easy feat completing a bear in 1 Day and we would like to commend all 3 students for their determination and effort!

Bear made by Hui Leng
We hope to see all of them again in our future Make a Bear Workshops!