Pat Bears by Patty Demper
In April 1997 I got the bear fever, which is well known by bear friends. I bought a piece of upholstery fabric and made my first bear called Firsty. Firsty, which can be seen on this website, wasn't quite what I wanted it to be. But I didn't give up and made another bear and another... By this time the bears became more beautiful and I wanted to pass on the skill of making bears to others. The idea emerged to give courses. Via an exhibition I came into contact with my first students and because they were very enthusiastic, many courses followed. For the courses I needed sample bears and kits with material, patterns and so on for the bears to be created. Soon I didn't like to make kits of existing patterns and started to design my own. Now all kits are Pat Bears design (see the © symbol in the Gallery pages). My stock of bears grew a bit big and some bears are therefore looking for a new owner. Of course this must be a nice new boss for the bear. All bears are unique because I don't like to make the same bear twice.
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