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Memory Teddy Bear

This class will guide you through creating your own Keepsake Bear. We will begin with a sentimental material of your choosing. Sentimental materials can be material that honors a moment in your life or can hold memories of those you love and lost. The Keepsake Bear allows you to keep those memories close and huggable for the years to come. You will leave class with a one of a kind 17'' teddy bear.  This class requires the ability to machine and hand sew independently. Lunch will be provided. 

Date: February 18th, 2023
Time : 10- 4 - doors open at 9:30 for set up but we begin promptly at 10.

Kit: Includes pattern, pearl cotton for nose, eyes, and Polyfil stuffing

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Instructors: Sally Winey & Abby Cornelius
Sally Winey is the owner/founder of Winey Bears. She has created over 45,000 handmade collectables over the last 40 years. 
She is most well known for her design work for manufacturers like TY as well as her brightly colored rainbow bears. 
She was first in the field to bring bright colors and unique designs to the traditional teddy bear. Over the years she has also become known as the Bear Doctor. She has cleaned, repaired or restored tens of thousands of stuffed animals restoring the memories that these beloved toys carry. Now she is focused mostly on her repair business Winey Bears Repair as well as teaching others in hope of inspiring a love of creating for future generations.
Abby Cornelius is the daughter of Sally Winey. She grew up making teddy bears after school and on weekends she would be working Teddy Bear and Art Conventions with her mother or assisting in teaching classes. She later spent 16 years in the corporate world but last year decided to come back to the family business. She is delighted to carry on her mothers legacy of creating and restoring memories one stitch at time. 
Learn more: 
FOLLOW Sally & Abby on Facebook/Instagram/TiKToK/YouTube @wineybearsrepair

Instructor: Sally Winey and Abby Cornelius
Lunch provided and bear kit includes pattern, pearl cotton, eyes, and stuffing

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