Conservatory, Courses & Lectures
Thu 05 Sep 2024 - Fri 06 Sep 2024
Teddy Bear making Workshop
10am - 4pm each day
£155 including materials and cream tea
During this two day workshop you will learn the dynamics of cutting and hand stitching mohair. Be taught all the stitches used in bear making, how to insert glass eyes and cotter pin joints.

This traditional bear making workshop will run in the magnificent Richardson Conservatory within the Walled Garden.

Meet and make Nico, a traditional handmade bear.

This 1920’s style bear is made using 100% Steiff mohair, fully movable cotter pin joints, glass eyes and an embroidered snout. Nico has plastic pellets in his tummy and is stuffed with polyester stuffing. Nico is 23cm high when standing and 17cm when sitting.

You will receive a bear making kit with all the materials to complete your bear. Specialist tools and bear making equipment will also be available for use. You should be able to complete your bear in 2 days. However, should you not Jacqueline will have demonstrated the process in full. You will also receive a copy of your bear pattern and a comprehensive booklet of instructions. 

Suitable for Adults. Due to the ratinee (multi directional mohair) this workshop is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to those more experienced bear makers. But we do recommend some basic sewing skills. Please note: that due to some materials Nico is a collector bear, not a toy.

About the course leader:

Jacqueline is a bear maker/designer. Having a weakness for all things small and furry Jacqueline has been making and designing bears for over 30 years. Jacqueline has 2 kits Milo and Roxy which she sells through Duttons for Buttons and has a few more designs on the table. Recently Jacqueline has introduced Bunnies to her collection of mohair designs. Teasers can be found through Jacqueline’s social media and on her website

Booking Information
To book your space please email

Contact Details
Contact Name: Jacqueline