There's something I've been wanting to try for a while now so i thought I'd suggest it as a New Year challenge on here.
Ok, here goes...
What I mean by 'floppy' bear is one that is fairly loosely jointed and the body is almost totally filled with pellets so the bear sits there and 'sags'. I think short pile fabric/mohair is best for this as it will show off the wrinkles on the tummy!
Here is an example (from an artist called Jo-Ann)
Other people may have some examples.
Oooooooooooh fun - but please don't have the cut off too late - I need some pellets and the Teddy Bear supply shops close down over summer - won't be open until Mid Jan. I always go crazy before Christmas, buying up big because i'm worried about running out of supplies. I never come close to what I had before I ordered - but oh well, it doesn't go to waste!
YES! I wanna particpate - what fun!
Hi Klippie, it's Gemma from CC.
Of course you can join in! I thought it would be a fun challenge for everyone!
I've already started mine but I'm not sure how long it will take me to complete as I have about 4 bears on the go at the moment and only get to do a few hours in the evening!
Gladys, take all the time you need!
Hi Klippie WELCOME TO TEDDY TALK! Glad that you did jump in
Gemma this is a good challenge! I am having a good time getting the pattern done. I have a few bears to make and I am going at it slow. I am glad that I do not have to hurry.
I can't wait to see the bears that everybody comes up with!
Have a great week.
Bear hugs and Golly smiles.
Hello ladies! I would be honored to join in the festivities! You can definately count me in! I love making floppy, saggy 'ol bears! Some of my favs!!!
Im new to TT and the challenges, so tell me how it all works. Is this a personal challenge to push the boundries of our comfort zone?
Hi Gemma, great idea !! I love floppy bears !
I'm always late for the "challenge" and I may not able to
finish it before the dead line( if it's too early)because
I work so slow... but I love to try it and can't wait
to see everyones floppy bear & golly or animal !?
Hello klippie and Kim ! big welcome to TT !! :hug:
, please make a big floppy tummy Golly !!
Big baby golly ? no ?
Hmm, This sounds like fun and I'd like to give it a go too... I'm not quite sure how to go about making a bear saggy without it it just being a big shlumpy lump. lol Do you just stuff the tummy with glass or plastic pellets?
I usually stuff my bears pretty firmly so this wll be different for me. It's good to stretch yourself!
I can't wait to see what everyone creates! :dance:
Welcome aboard Bonnie!
I'm personally going to put just plastic pellets in the body of my bear (I'll do the arms, legs and head as normal...probably!). I thought that if the head seems to flop forward too much that I'll put a little bit of polyester fibre fill in the top of the body (not firmly - just so that it supports the neck joint a little).
Ok...Here we go... This is my "Floppy" bear. Belive me is floppy and heavy but, because of the fur, you can not see the folds on his tummy too good. The fur is plush. I have to be honest here...This is a bear I made a "few" years ago and cleaning my cabinet I found him. I am making one, with Mohair, shorter, for the challenger. Maybe that will show better the floppiness
Now I want to see more!! .