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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • Safety
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Materials
  • Stitches
  • BEAR MAKING TECHNIQUES
    • Teddy Bear Design
    • Patterns
    • Fabric Layout, Marking and Cutting
    • Stitching the Bear
    • Stitching the Head
  • ASSEMBLING THE BEAR
    • Putting Joints in the Bear
    • Turning and Putting Joints In
    • Stuffing the Bear
  • TEDDY BEAR FEATURES
    • Eyes
    • Noses
    • Mouths
    • Ears
    • Finishing Bears
    • Antiquing or Stressing
  • MINIATURE BEARS
  • MAKING GARMENTS
    • Making Clothes for Bears
    • Vest and Bow Tie
    • Collars and Ties
    • Hats
    • Skirt
    • Dress
    • Pants
    • Tracksuit
    • Dungarees
    • Shirt
  • GALLERY
    • Traditional Bears
    • Classic Bears
    • Evolution of the Classic Bear
    • Bears on All Fours
    • Special Features
    • Simple Clothes
    • Unusual Costumes
    • HOmey Bears
  • Pairs of Bears
  • Scenes
  • Fantasy Bears
  • Special Bears
  • Miniature Bears
  • Patterns - Mix and Match
  • Index
  • Credits

Title: The Encyclopedia of Teddy-Bear Making Techniques: a comprehensive visual guide to traditional and contemporary techniques
Author: Alicia Merrett, Ann Stephens
Publication Date: TPB:2003
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., NY
Page Count: 160
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 3/4" x 8 3/4"
ISBN: 1402703937

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating There are four patterns(one's a miniature), all well marked. Three of the patterns are designed to mix-and-match parts. You get a tiny photo of each as reference.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are well broken down and you get photo illustration to go with them. They go over all the choices and give great instruction for each.

BONUS MECHANICS RATING:Star Rating Ms. Merrett includes a nice section on designing your own patterns that is pretty well laid out, and gives good illustration for her points, so she gets some bonus stars!.

SUMMARY- This was a solid book. The patterns offered in this book were pretty generic, but her instructions are really well done. I would recommend this book to anyone learning bearmaking.