The pattern was allowed to be shrunk, enlarged or made in the original size, but no other alterations were allowed. Entrants are able to make the pattern in any combination of fabrics or furs they wish. The Fabric Challenge this year is a 25mm fur length grey/green mohair with a brown backing. Entrants may “boil, bake, dye, shave or use in original state” and make whatever bear (or animal) they wish from this mohair.
The challenge is to teddy bear makers to create their own interpretation of the Challenge Bear Pattern for 2016 – “Victor”.
The results of this annual challenge are always stunning and a very popular special feature exhibition at the WA CRAFT Show.
Look for the WA Teddy Bear Challenge at the show – located next to The Teddy Tree’s huge exhibitor stand.
226 Scarborough Beach Road – Mt Hawthorn
The Teddy Tree has been helping WA Bearmakers with classes and supplies since April 2001, and can be found in the high traffic retail area on Scarborough Beach Road, in Mt Hawthorn WA. The Teddy Tree’s wares include the largest range of Teddy Bear making supplies in WA, as well as a large range of giftware, commercial bears, soft toys and collectables.
But we’re not just a teddy bear shop! Pay us a visit and check out our large range of eclectic patchwork fabric, including panels and pre- cut kits. If you’re looking to learn we hold regular classes and project based workshops by local, interstate and internationally recognised bear artists. Bear making classes suitable for all levels from beginner to the more advanced.