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Traditional Bear Making Weekend

Dates to be confirmed shortly

The Royal Lion Hotel has teamed up with Alice's Bear Shop in Lyme Regis to bring you a wonderfully creative weekend learning the traditional skills of teddy bear making. By the end of the weekend you will have made an 18cm, traditional, fully jointed, mohair teddy bear and secured a full knowledge of how bears were originally created.

The teddy bear experts from Alice's Bear Shop will teach you all you need to know to create your heirloom, hand sewn bear. They will teach you how to cut mohair (the traditional bear making material), how to insert cotter pin joints enabling your bear to move its arms, legs and head, how to insert traditional, glass eyes and how to stitch a perfect nose and mouth. The course is aimed at both beginners and experienced bear makers and the only pre-requisite is that course participants can hand sew.

The course will run from 9.30am – 1.30pm on both the Saturday and Sunday mornings where you will learn how to create your bear and the afternoons have been left free to give you the chance to discover the town, visit Alice's Bear Shop (& hospital for poorly bears and dolls) or to even practise what you have learnt during the morning!

 

 

Alice's Bear Shop is a few doors away from The Royal Lion Hotel and houses a stunning range of new, vintage, collectable and handmade bears and soft toys. The shop is also home to one of the few remaining teddy bear and doll hospitals in the world and is open 7 days a week for admissions and visits!

In addition to full use of the hotel's facilities during your hotel stay, the price includes all of the materials needed to create your 18cm, fully jointed, mohair finished bear plus a 10% discount from any bear making supplies purchased from the Alice’s Bear Shop throughout the duration of the weekend.


Charlotte bear
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