~  Let me tell you about my Bears  ~

Princess4Paws Designs and Creations

by Marge Wiese, Thread and Fiber Artist

One-Of-A-Kind (OOAK)

Miniature Collectible Crocheted Teddy Bears

Needle Felted Fiber Sculptures

Traditional Mohair and Faux Fur Teddy Bears

Bear Friends (Bunnies, Mice, Elephants, etc.)

My thread and fiber creations range in size between approximately one to twelve inches standing. I use a variety of threads, yarns, various fibers, furs and techniques in the creation of my Teddy Bears and Bear Friends. I may offer a limited edition of a particular style, or series of similar designs. Each collectible creation is handmade by me. Some may look similar, but no two will ever be exactly the same. They are all One-Of-A-Kind (OOAK).

 

My Teddy Bears and Bear Friends are created as

artistic collectible items, 

designed for the adult collector. 

They are not toys, and are not suitable for small children.


Miniature Collectible Crocheted Teddy Bears

 

For my miniature crocheted Teddy Bears and Bear Friends, under six inches, I use the very small sizes of crochet hooks to make the hundreds of tiny stitches that go into each lovable creation. For the small size creations, six to twelve inches, I use slightly larger hooks and often crochet with multiple threads at the same time to create unique colors for the basic bear or bear friend. As I crochet, I create the "fabric" that makes the shape of each bear or bear friend. Their sweet loving features are individually hand stitched with care. Gentle shading is added to enhance the individual personality. Each creation is filled with lots of love, hugs, and some "beary special" polyester or wool stuffing. Most of my crocheted creations are five-way jointed to allow for creative positioning. Some of my creations are dressed, or have accessories. Some of the accessories are carefully shaped, then stiffened, to retain their unique shape.


Needle Felted Fiber Sculptures

 

My needle felted sculptures vary in size. I use a variety of different types of wool when creating my sculptures. Needle felting is a wonderful creative art form. There is no right or wrong way to create a needle felted project. My preference is to have my sculptures firmly needle felted when completed. The process of needle felting involves stabbing, or poking wool, with a special barbed felting needle over and over again. As you continue to stab the wool it compresses, creating firmness and shape. Bits of wool are added, and the stabbing process is repeated, forming a firm base or core for the sculpture. As you continue to add and felt more bits of wool, your sculpture takes its desired form. I do not use any type of interior form or shaping aid, just bits of fiber, slowly compressed to create the fiber sculpture piece. Completing a needle felted wool sculpture can range in time from one day to several weeks, even months, depending on the complexity of the desired results.


Traditional Mohair and Faux Fur Teddy Bears

I have recently added traditional mohair and faux fur Teddy Bears to my available creations. These will be offered in a variety of sizes. Some will have the traditional Teddy Bear faces, while others will have unique needle felted faces.  This will allow me to offer more creativity with my bears. Each one is designed and created to bring joy and happiness to the collector!


Additional Information

 

As my Princess4Paws Teddy Bears and Bear Friends are born, they are issued a signed detailed birth certificate (Certificate of Authenticity), with a photo of the creation. They also come to you with signed hang tags.

 

Princess4Paws Designs and Creations are brought to life in a smoke free environment.

 

Please browse through my website and view my creations. Most photos shown are examples of my work, and have already been adopted. Creations available for immediate adoption will be featured on my "Available for Adoption" website page.

 

I am currently participating in online Teddy Bear Shows presented by "Bear Hugs 4 U".  The visitors to online shows can enjoy shopping in the comfort of their home or other location for a period of four days with these events. Please visit my "Teddy Bear and Doll Shows" website page for more information.

 

If you have any questions, or would like to place a special order, please visit my "Contact Me" website page to send me an email with your message and return contact information. I would love to hear from you! I will respond as soon as I am able.

 


PLEASE NOTE:

My Teddy Bears and Bear Friends are created as

artistic collectible items, 

designed for the adult collector.

They are not toys, and are not suitable for small children.

 

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