What I am about to tell you has absolutely nothing to do with the bear in the picture. He is the bear I am currently working on...he isn't done, I am still detailing him and of course he needs to be dressed. But I know you guys like pics so I thought I would take one real fast to add. Besides you won't get to see him finished anyway since he is going to Philly for the show.
Now on to what I did want to talk about...yesterday I called and ordered a bunch of mohair. I have had an idea in the back of my mind for about a year now, and I finally got around to figuring out all the details of making it happen. In the next week to two weeks I am going to make a bear that I intend to teach as a class online. I have taught quite a few classes at show in the past and they were always so much fun! But I know that people can't always get to a show to do a class, especially if they live in another country. This is something you can do in the comfort of your own home at your own pace.
I am going to design a bear pattern specifically for the class, and you will get a kit and online detailed instructions with pictures on how to make it. It will still be the standard distressed, traditional style that I make. I just want to do a pattern that is especially for the class. You will be able to ask questions and we will have some discussion, etc. I will give you all the details on that when I formally announce it. There is also going to be a fun surprise too...but you will just have to wait and see.
Now what I need before I start designing is some feedback from you guys. First of all would you like to take a class like that? Also what size bear would you want to make if you did? Do you prefer presewn parts in a kit/for a class or would you rather sew them yourself? Anything else you might want to suggest would be appreciated. I will take any and all comments under advisement.
Again, the bear I will teaching is NOT the bear in the pic above! Just wanted to make sure no one thinks it is!
Thanks a lot! Hugs, K. <3