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About the Course
Come join Lyn of Boo Bears, on a fun two day workshop to hand stitch your own collectable bear.
9.30am - Coffee and choose Mohair, cut out and start sewing
midday day - buffet lunch (included)
4pm - finish (may have some homework to finish off)
second day Same timings, we will be stuffing, jointing, pulling eyes in, constructing and sewing up the bears to take home at 4pm.
Lyn has taught over 80 people to make many mohair creations.
The bears are approximately 5", you will have a choice of beautiful materials including mohair, ultra suede and cashmere in an array of colours, lengths and textures. During the weekend you will cut out your pattern, draw around it, then cut and pin out the mohair, sew around the parts, stuff and joint the parts, sew up. Building it up is the best bit; finishing with the bear's head, ears, eyes and hand stitched smile.
They are completely hand-sewn and students participating in the workshop must be able to do back-stitch (tiny, tight stitching required). You may need to do some sewing on the Saturday evening to keep to the planned finish time.
Accommodation can be found locally in and near the beautiful town Cockermouth, Travelodge, Hotel Premierinn, local Bed and Breakfast, The Trout Hotel.
All photos made by Lyn Roberts.
Please note they are not suitable as a children's toy.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Buffet lunch is included along with refreshments both days.
All materials and equipment need to make your bear.
I SO enjoyed the weekend workshop with Lyn and her Boo Bears! Lyn is a very welcoming and patient teacher, nothing was too much trouble and there was a lovely warm atmosphere the whole weekend. We had such a great time bringing our bears to life, if you are swithering about doing this workshop, don’t, book it now, you definitely won’t regret it!
Jill - - #29451
Brilliant weekend. We made a real bear, jointed, hand sewn and full of character. Lynn welcomed us into her home, plied us with tea and biscuits and a lovely lunch and somehow, managed to coach us all to be our creative best and achieve on day 2, what seemed unlikely at 09.30 on day 1. The format was very easy going, relaxed and supportive, no question was a daft question type vibe and we were helped every step of the way. You need to be able to hold your own with a needle and thread, other than that, you soon pick up what you don’t know. ( Or Lynn does it for you 😉 ) It was a great feeling to be able to say the ‘F’ word and we were all super proud of our bears. Thanks Lynn, we had a great time and am sure will be back!
Tamsyn - - #29314
Response from Boo Bears Cumbria:Tamsyn thank you for the review, I am filled with joy every time someone says the "F word" aka "finished", to wake their bear up, lol.
Fantastic watching the magic as your bear appears. Lyn is so patient and helpful. She is definitely the bear lady. Wished we lived nearer so we could join Bear Club. Thanks again for our lovely bears xx
Diane Whiteley - - #29283
Response from Boo Bears Cumbria:Thank you Diane, always welcome if up this way to bear club, see you in Nov to make your Robin bauble. Lyn
Boo Bears are adorable creatures. They are fun to make.
Lyn is a talented accomplished teacher, she is patient and kind, She has a very calm, relaxing and confident way of teaching that puts you at easy.
I suffer from social anxiety but never felt anxious at all when I attended.
You are greeted with a warm welcome and a lovely cuppa.
Kits and classes are extremely good value for money.
You will love what you can achieve at boo bears.
I recommend 100%
I have created 4 bears and have 2 more planned for this year.
Don't hesitate book today.
Jayne Hall - - #20817
Response from Boo Bears Cumbria:Thank you for your kind review Jayne
A great way to be introduced to a new hobby.
Lyn has such patience with all her participants and is always on hand to help where needed.
Loved making mine. Xx
Emma Jackson - - #20385
Response from Boo Bears Cumbria:Hello Emma
Absolutely love Boo Bear Club. Lyn is so welcoming and enthusiastic, always a cuppa going and the results are fantastic. Try it, you won't be disappointed.
Alison Shield - - #20381
Response from Boo Bears Cumbria:Thank you Alison for your kind review.
Attended Lyn’s bear making course a while back and every aspect was excellent. Warm welcome, second to none tuition, (very patient!) great banter, warm, brews on tap great value...what more could you want!?
Ashleigh Hetherington - - #20343
Response from Boo Bears Cumbria:Hello Ash,
A fabulous workshop! Such a friendly, relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. There is nothing Lyn doesn't know about bear-making! I fell in love with my very first bear, and kept going back to make more! They are a joy to make and a joy to treasure. Everything is provided, and support is given every step of the way. Every home should have one! A truly lovely workshop x
Leah Borg - - #20339
Response from Boo Bears Cumbria:Hello Leah,
Brilliant course and great teacher, met lots of lovely friends along the way - bonus was a little family of bears, a moomin and a Fox, all unique!
Lyn provides everything and is really helpful when you need to get the hang of something (or when you get your ladder stitch wrong... again!)
Highly recommended 😊
Suzy - - #20337
Response from Boo Bears Cumbria:Hello Suzy,
What a great course, fun and so pleased with my little bear. Lyn is a patient teacher and guided us all through making our bears from start to finish. Practice your back stitch before you go! There was such a lovely choice of colours, everyones bear was different and unique.
I would highly recommend this course.
Amanda Forkin - - #20334
Response from Boo Bears Cumbria:Thank you Amanda for your kind review, yes Practicing your back stitch is a very good idea before hand. Love your little bears
What a pleasure it is to make your very own hand sewn glass eyed completely unique mini bear. Lyn will be there to help you every step of the way. From selected your mohair to the final stitch, you will create the perfect little friend for either yourself or a loved one that they will treasure forever. Bear Club is so much fun and totally addictive as none of your bears will be the same!
Christine - - #20333
Response from Boo Bears Cumbria:Hello Christine, thank you for your lovely review.
Lyn Roberts is such a fabulous teacher and SO patient and knowledgable. She never bats an eye when I need showing something yet again. I have learnt so much about hand sewing skills, which has given me the confidence to try other patterns and designs. Can definitely recommend Lyn as a teacher, you won’t regret it.
Sarah Stevenson - - #20332
Response from Boo Bears Cumbria:Hi Sarah,
As long as you have some basic sewing skills you will manage to make your very own bear. Lyn guides you along the way with excellent tuition and gently helps you to make your own stunning bear. You are sure to be really happy with your creation. I was so pleased with mine I went back to make more!
Siobhan Gascoigne - - #20328
Response from Boo Bears Cumbria:Hello Siobhan,
You couldn't ask for a better teacher in the craft of hand-sewn bears than Lyn. She has years of experience making miniature jointed hand sewn mohair bears; Knowing the best way to work with the materials, the right stich size and the best strength of thread etc. Loads of mohair colours and hair lengths to choose from. Lyn's relaxed teaching style makes the atmosphere wonderful, we laughed our way through the bear making, when not concentrating on our stiches. Whether you want to make a smiling bear or the grumpy traditional bear face, Lyn has done them all and guides us well. At the end a beautiful mohair bear that will bring back lovely memories. It's definitely worth checking out the photos of Boo Bears. And it's in Cumbria, one of the best places in the world.
Nicci - - #20320
Response from Boo Bears Cumbria:Thank you for your lovely review Nicci.
Fantastic teacher, full of enthusiasm and good humour. Making the bear is fun and any tricky bits Lyn was quick to help and put me right. The hard work is definitely worth it as the end result fab. Looking forward to making lots more bears with Lyn.
Emily Prier - - #20312
Response from Boo Bears Cumbria:Thank you so much Emily for your kind review, Your bears are beautiful.
A welcoming, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Lyn is a a very experienced, enthusiastic and knowlegable tutor, giving constant support to the group, during a step by step approach to creating your beautiful bear.
Basic back stitching experience is advantageous to get the most out of the sessions. The end product us definitely worth the effort, 'Create something beautiful'. Once you've completed one you will be planning the next in no time.
Louise - - #20306
Response from Boo Bears Cumbria:Thank you Louise, very kind words, I'm looking forward to hearing all about Crufts and seeing at the next workshop.
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