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Bear Making for Beginners (COMING IN 2022)

$125.00 $250.00

Who doesn’t need a teddy bear in their life?!
You can now learn how to create your very own bear in this 2 day workshop with Naomi from Bearly Bears.

Students will learn how to create a mohair or alpaca teddy bear (your choice) from start to finish.
You’ll also be able to accessorise your bear with ribbon or charms which can be selected on the day.



Date & Time:

This is a two-day workshop

This workshop had to be cancelled due to COVID lockdowns and will be rescheduled in 2022.
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We are so excited to be back teaching in person workshops in 2022, after COVID lockdowns and look forward to seeing you soon!


The Whimsical Bead Studio, in Healesville, Vic
EFTPOS & Credit Card Facilities Available



Naomi is a Melbourne based bear maker. She loves to create bears and bunnies of all sizes from mohair, alpaca and mini-bear fur.
She has been creating teddy bears under the name Bearly Bears since 1996, but in a full-time capacity since 2017.
Naomi originally started off creating small and tiny teddy bears which fit in the palm of her hand, but her pattern has evolved over the years to include a variety of sizes. Each bear is unique.
She absolutely loves what she does and can’t imagine ever not making bears. She has so many ideas for future creations floating around in her head. Naomi says, “I wish there were more hours in a day!


Skill Level:
This workshop is suitable for beginners and beyond.



$250 plus a kit fee of $45  payable to Naomi on the workshop weekend.

Price includes tuition, use of tools/equipment, morning and afternoon tea, tea/coffee.
Kit fee includes everything you need to create your bear – fur, paw pad fabric, thread, nose thread, eyes, joints, needle, stuffing etc. You will  also receive the pattern so you can create more bears at home!
There will be two kit options for the same pattern. One in sparse or straightpile mohair and one in alpaca fur. If you have a preference, please let us know before hand.



All bookings require a deposit with the balance to be paid on the day.

Payment plans are available so please do not hesitate to contact us if you require this option.
Bookings will be made on a first come, first served basis however a deposit must be made before your booking is secure.
Please see our Workshop Terms & Conditions page for full terms and conditions and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns.

Places are strictly limited.



What to Bring:

Everything you need is included in both the workshop and kit fee however if you’d like to, you can bring the following along;

  • Fine Point Scissors (or borrow ours);
  • Your lunch (or you can go into town on your lunch break);
  • Your kit fee;
  • Notebook/Pen/Pencil if you would like to take notes.


If you would like to book a position for this class, you can do so online (preferred, so we all have a copy of the transaction) or call Dani on 0412 662 179.
Once you have booked in, you will receive a manual ‘Confirmation of Booking’ email a week or two before the workshop which will include a booking reminder plus all the information you need for this workshop.


Please note, COVID safety measures will be in place on the day. These may vary from workshop to workshop according to current government regulations. You will be required to sign in  via QR code and hand sanitise your hands. Masks may also need to be worn. We ask that you remember that we are a home based business run by someone with chronic illnesses. Many of our visitors are also immune compromised. Please do not visit the studio if you are unwell in any way, have recently had a covid test and are awaiting the results or have been in contact with someone who has been unwell. If you arrive to the studio and are seen to have covid symptoms you may be asked to leave. We ask that you please respect our guidelines when entering the studio to keep yourself and everyone attending, safe. Thank you!



If you have any questions or concerns please just ask.

We look forward to seeing you at the Studio very soon!