A collection of cool crafted bears and bear-related projects from the creators at TheBigForest, a growing independent design brand.
In the first half of the book five stylized versions of real bears, including a brown bear and a panda, pal up with five imaginary bear figures that are themed around different occasions and activities around the year—a romantic bear for Valentine’s day, a vampire bear for Halloween, a Christmas Santa, and a vacation surfer. The second half of the book brings bear motifs to a range of stylish sewing projects—appliqued onto or crafted into pillows, tote bags, jewelry, and other gifts and accessories. Each project provides detailed step-by-step instructions and templates, and lots of ways to customize the design.
• Contemporary designs in fashionable felt, based around one of the world’s most popular animals
• Simple-to-sew projects with detailed instructions that are easy enough for beginners and even kids to follow (one of the writers is a trained educator)
• Includes fun stories woven around the imaginary bears and fascinating facts about the real bears featured
Published by Fil Rouge in the UK and Barrons Educational in the US this has been an interesting and exciting side-project to TheBigForest and we know you will be delighted with the book! Like everything we do its been a 100% Benjamin and Michael creative collaboration.
In the US it’s availbile here from 1st September 2014
The Netherlands its available here from 1st September 2014
In the UK its available at Amazon and good bookshops near you (they can order through Search Press) from the 4th August
In Estonia you can buy it here. We are big in Estonia I’ll have you know!
Or we will be selling signed copies through our Etsy shop shortly!
There will also be Christmas kits linked to the book! More news on that as it happens!
* Update – apparently there has been shipping problems to the warehouse so it looks like its ‘out of stock’ on some websites. It will be ‘in stock’ by late August in the UK and late September in the US.