|Lisa Dopking - Megelles||
Joined Mar 13 2010
58 years old
Brisbane QLD Australia
I am an Australian bear artist and have been designing and making bears since 1985. I established my business in 1995 and the unusual name of ‘Meg-el-les’ is a combination of my daughters’ names Megan and Ellen.I also design and produce over 40 bear making patterns and bear stitchery kits.
My bears are from 6" to 24" in size. They are very traditional with a "country style" to the finishing details.
My first attempt at bear making was in 1986 after completing a patchwork quilt making course whilst we lived in Sydney. In 1990 we returned home to Brisbane and discovered the delights of fur fabric from Gerry's Teddy and Craft Design.
I very quickly started designing my own bears as I wanted to make a 'really' traditional style bear and there were no commercial patterns available. I then started to sell my own patterns and they were sold throught Australia at the major craft shows by Gerry's teddy and craft designs.
Each bear from Megelles is one of my original designs. My Collectable bears are mostly one of a kind or very small limited editions. I designs and make all the bears and their gorgeous outfits .