Welcome to Gemini Bears June 2004
This is the8th of our online newsletters. If you wish to view
the previous newsletter with it's tips etc
then click the link.
Jumbalier,Scaramouche, Noodle, & Calliope, Diesel,
and Kapiti have all been added to the site since the last Newsletter.
Jumbalier is a small elephant made entirely from velour and
has no paw or foot pads. Simple and easy to make.
Scaramouch is a portly little bear made from mohair fur. His
centre head section is cut away from the face and his pads and inner
ears are from mohair cut back. He is 14 " (35 cm) tall and is an
original design by Chris Cotton of Gemini Bears ©
Noodle is a 9½" (24cm) bear with extremely large ears and
outsized feet. His small closely set eyes give him a worried look..
Calliope (A distant cousin of Poser) is a "flying" pig with
no footpads and trotter like paws. He is 11½(29cm) long and is easy to
make. The wings are optional.
Diesel is a Donkey and a smart one too.
Kapiti is a Kiwi . Chris just had to make him when she found
the fur. He is the national bird of New Zealand
Tips from Chris
- To set the eyes firmly in place
get your partner to press on the eye firmly with their thumbs, while
you pull on the thread.
- We are running out of new tips
to add. After all a cuddly soft little friend needs to be easy to make,
and we already have pages of helpful hints in the previous newsletters
- We very happy to hear from you
with clever suggestions to make bearmaking even easier
I hope these tips are of value to you, but if you require
further help please do not hesitate to contact me.
Email Chris to add any any
bits of advice to the next newsletter of if you have a tricky problem
you would like to discuss.
Sorry the news letter is a bit sparse, you tend to run out of things to
say after 5 years The new patterns just keep flowing out, with lots
more still in Chris's mind.