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Welcome to Gemini Bears May 2003 Newsletter
This is the 6th of our online newsletters. If you wish to view the previous
newsletter with it's tips etc then click the link.
Buff, Scruff & Croaker, Christopher, and,Paprica have all been added to
the site since the last Newsletter.
Buff is a conventional little chap with a thumb on each hand. Mohair Bear very
easy to make
Scruff & Croaker are very good freinds. Frogs and bears have a natural affinity.
Frogs don't eat honey and bears don't eat flies.
Christopher is a beginners bear. He is just a baby wanting to be picked up and
Paprica is a little 5 " bear best made from tipped mohair.
Click Here to see them all.
June the 3rd is Chris's Birthday. From now till the
end of June all retail customers who order goods will automatically entered
into a draw to win a mystery kitset.
Cherie-Lynn Walsh from Britsh Columbia is the lucky June Customer.
Merbear is the new free Pattern
She is a mermaid. You don't get to see one of those every day
Tips from Chris :
- When making a small bear wait till you need to sew the very
small parts before cutting them out. That way they are harder to loose.
- If you are running short of mohair you can often save fur
by cutting the inside arm with the fur running the oposite way. It is unlikely
detract from the finished product.
- Put a little price tag on the bears in your hug at home.
A friend did this and has sold over 30 bears to visitors to her home.
- Make a mix and match bear from spare pieces of fur. Use a
piece of velour for the inside of the ears even if the pattern calls for fur.
- Take acrylic fur outside and give it a jolly good shake before
starting sewing. Some folks like to work with a teatowel on their laps.
- Never wear black when working with sheddy fabric.
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 trick problem you would like to discuss.
Kind Regards Chris