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daria lvovsky
Member
51 years old
Gender

female

Your Full Name

daria lvovsky

Location / Country

israel

Etsy Address

daria lvovsky on etsy

Flickr Address

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]

Are you a Doll or Teddy bear artist or maker?

Doll and artist bears animals maker

If you are an artist or bear maker what type of bears do you design and make?

needle felted animals and dolls

How long have you made bears or dolls?

10years

Are you a Teddy Bear collector?

no

How many Teddy Bears does your hug hold?

1

What attracts you to a new Teddy Bear the most?

.

Describe what your dream Teddy Bear would be and look like.

.lovely

Are you a Doll Collector?

no

How many Dolls does your collection hold?

0

What attracts you to a new Doll the most?

waldorf stile

Describe what your dream Doll would be and look like.

waldorf stile

Describe when and why you started to collect Dolls or Teddy Bears.

no

To remain a TBAAF member I will read and comply with the membership rules on the FAQ web page on site, and also agree to all the following statements: I understand that: TBAAF requires me to fill in all the profile questions above for me to remain a TBAAF member. I will be sent regular weekly newsletter and notification emails from the TBAAF administrators. My account will be deleted at any time, without warning if I am found to not be complying with any of the TBAAF membership rules. I do agree and am happy to fully participate and be a member of TBAAF.

daria


Gill Cattroll
Member
Female
Gender

Female

Your Full Name

Gillian Cattroll

Location / Country

Monmouthshire

Website Address

http://www.bowerbirdbears.co.uk

Twitter Address

Bowerbird Bears

Are you a Doll or Teddy bear artist or maker?

Teddy Bear artist

If you are an artist or bear maker what type of bears do you design and make?

Traditional jointed Bears using different fabrics as well as the tried & tested Mohair & faux Fur

How long have you made bears or dolls?

Since 2011

Are you a Teddy Bear collector?

yes

How many Teddy Bears does your hug hold?

35

What attracts you to a new Teddy Bear the most?

quirky and colour

Describe what your dream Teddy Bear would be and look like.

Difficult one !!!

I have seen one Bear that was made from vintage mohair with painted pattern on him. I would love one but using colour instead of the greys he was in. One of the things I want to have a go at in the future.

Are you a Doll Collector?

no

How many Dolls does your collection hold?

1

What attracts you to a new Doll the most?

nothing

Describe what your dream Doll would be and look like.

Love fabric dolls

Describe when and why you started to collect Dolls or Teddy Bears.

My Husband bought a Tillington Bear Hare at Huggletts this Feb that has started the artisan Bears. But I still have some of my child hood Bears

To remain a TBAAF member I will read and comply with the membership rules on the FAQ web page on site, and also agree to all the following statements: I understand that: TBAAF requires me to fill in all the profile questions above for me to remain a TBAAF member. I will be sent regular weekly newsletter and notification emails from the TBAAF administrators. My account will be deleted at any time, without warning if I am found to not be complying with any of the TBAAF membership rules. I do agree and am happy to fully participate and be a member of TBAAF.

yes


Jellystone Bears
Member
Male
37 years old
Gender

Male

Your Full Name

Keith Hatton

Location / Country

Telford, United Kingdom

Website Address

http://jellystonebearsworkshop.moonfruit.com

Ebay Address

http://rockstaratemyhamster

Twitter Address

http://www.facebook.com/jellystonebearsworkshop

Are you a Doll or Teddy bear artist or maker?

Teddy Bear Artist / Maker

If you are an artist or bear maker what type of bears do you design and make?

I love the older bear designs of Merrythought and Steiff, but I like some of the more modern techniques of appliqued paws, eyelids, claws etc...

My bears are always changing as I improve, and I have tried to incorporate some of the old and new techniques to make my own designs.

I also make animals, and my portfolio of bears and animals include... Elephants, Mice, Dogs, Cats and Rabbits.

How long have you made bears or dolls?

Since August 2013

Are you a Teddy Bear collector?

Yes

How many Teddy Bears does your hug hold?

12

What attracts you to a new Teddy Bear the most?

The creativity

Describe what your dream Teddy Bear would be and look like.

I really like Charlie Bears. Their faces are beautifully sculpted. My ideal bear would be a long mohair Charlie Bear, with appliqued paw pads, eyelids with eyelashes, in a dark purple and deep red. He would be around 10" and heavily weighted with cotter joints in the arms and legs, but with a wobble pin head. 

Are you a Doll Collector?

No

How many Dolls does your collection hold?

0

What attracts you to a new Doll the most?

N/A

Describe what your dream Doll would be and look like.

N/A

Describe when and why you started to collect Dolls or Teddy Bears.

I started making Teddy Bears in August 2013... It was my wife's and my 2nd Anniversary on September 1st 2013 and the 2nd Anniversary is 'Cotton'.

I decided a Teddy was perfect as they are stitched with 'Cotton', but I didn't want to just buy any Teddy Bear for her. I looked into patterns and fabrics and bought my first bear making kit to make my own bear for my wife. It was a Steiff / Merrythought style pattern, with golden honey mohair and looked beautiful on the picture.

I made my first bear and was shocked with the result as it looked like the picture and I'd never made a bear or anything out of fabric in my life! The bear was called 'Cotton' and my wife loved her, and I realised that I loved making that bear and thought... "Why not give it a go?!"

I purchased a new pattern and fabric and I was totally hooked!! In the short time that has followed I have learnt a lot of new techniques through trial and error and I've designed my own animals and patterns. I now love making bears and I'm passionate about each one I make. My wife inspired my new passion and I had no idea that one bear would turn into a life long obsession! 

To remain a TBAAF member I will read and comply with the membership rules on the FAQ web page on site, and also agree to all the following statements: I understand that: TBAAF requires me to fill in all the profile questions above for me to remain a TBAAF member. I will be sent regular weekly newsletter and notification emails from the TBAAF administrators. My account will be deleted at any time, without warning if I am found to not be complying with any of the TBAAF membership rules. I do agree and am happy to fully participate and be a member of TBAAF.

Yes I agree


Blinkley Wood Bears
Member
Female
Gender

female

Your Full Name

Samantha Pamela Jean Mason

Location / Country

High Peak, England

Website Address

http://https://www.facebook.com/BlinkleyWood/

Etsy Address

BlinkleyWoodBears

Bearpile Address

http://www.bearpile.com/artist/3291

Are you a Doll or Teddy bear artist or maker?

teddy bear

If you are an artist or bear maker what type of bears do you design and make?

Traditional hand crafted, fully jointed bears

How long have you made bears or dolls?

7-8 years

Are you a Teddy Bear collector?

Yes

How many Teddy Bears does your hug hold?

16

What attracts you to a new Teddy Bear the most?

I like the old and well loved antique vintage bears

Describe what your dream Teddy Bear would be and look like.

An old large bear from the 1920's - A Franell Bear

Are you a Doll Collector?

only my childhood dolls

How many Dolls does your collection hold?

3

What attracts you to a new Doll the most?

if it reminds me of my own dolls

Describe what your dream Doll would be and look like.

Wendy Boston rag doll from the 1960's

Describe when and why you started to collect Dolls or Teddy Bears.

Kept childhood bears, hubby got md Giorgio bears and I've treated myself 2 years ago to vinrage bears.

To remain a TBAAF member I will read and comply with the membership rules on the FAQ web page on site, and also agree to all the following statements: I understand that: TBAAF requires me to fill in all the profile questions above for me to remain a TBAAF member. I will be sent regular weekly newsletter and notification emails from the TBAAF administrators. My account will be deleted at any time, without warning if I am found to not be complying with any of the TBAAF membership rules. I do agree and am happy to fully participate and be a member of TBAAF.

I agree