Dear friends, all of you are greeted with me and my bears!
Yesterday the IX Moscow International Exhibition of Collectible Teddy Bears ended. I participated in this exhibition for the second time and introduced about 30 Teddy bears in fantasy and in classical style, created from Italian and German viscose, as well as the Soviet antiquarian plush. The size of my bears this time was from 12 to 34 cm. I densely stuffed them with sawdust and metal granulate for stability. The head and legs are rotated by means of a cotter pin. My bears have distinctive features and have their own unique image.
All the bears are clothed in clothes made from natural Japanese printed cotton, silk, muslin, with the addition of embroidery, knitwear knitted on knitting needles and crochet. Teddy bears in leather shoes. In the collection of «Footballers» I made each bear a leather ball stuffed with small sawdust. In the collection «Best friends» I sewed miniature clothes, knitted hats, socks, scarves and stuff. And the most extensive collection I had on the marine theme. I introduced six sailors and a captain. All bears are made in vintage style and are very delicately aged. Three bears: Captain Alex, the sailor Tanya and the sailor Klepa were the face of the exhibition, their images were printed on large banners that hung even on the main entrance of the exposition.
At the exhibition was truly a holiday. There were a lot of Teddy masters who already have a name and are just beginning. I have a lot of emotions, impressions, new acquaintances. I want to thank everyone who came to me for their kind words and delight. Thanks to the organizers for the positive and excellent mood!
I’ll wait for the next exhibition, which will be held in 2018.