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Rinn Posts: 22

Hi there,

I am VERY new here.  Have been following since just after Xmas and am enjoying learning from you and find all your creations inspirational.  (Will make sure I post in the newbies section once I get my girls to sleep tonight  bear_grin

I am waiting for my tools and materials to arrive via post so I can start my very first bear  ***nods excitedly***

I have been thinking about how I am going to give my bear character.  I have seen some good tutorials on feet, noses, a good one on eyes came with my pattern.....

What I am looking for is a tutorial on how to trim the fur into shape.  Do you have to brush it a certain way before you trim?  Do you position the scissors with or against the grain?  Im sure that trimming is one of the most important parts of giving a bear character and I am nervous and don't know where to start!  I have Googled without much luck.

My bear will be made of 1" straight dense alpaca

If anyone could point me in the right direction I would be very appreciative.


dangerbears Dangerbears
Posts: 6,021

Hi Rinn,

I think you're talking about scissor sculpting the face -- particularly the muzzle? if you look in the library menu under muzzles, you'll find lots of info. Here's a recent thread:


teeeej Brisbane
Posts: 623

Here's a good tutorial with lots of photos... … orial.html

Check out Monica's other tutorials as well. lots of good photos. bear_thumb


rowarrior The Littlest Thistle
Posts: 6,212

There's also a class at E-Bearz University on this:

Sherroy Sarchie
Posts: 192

Here's a good tutorial with lots of photos... … orial.html

Check out Monica's other tutorials as well. lots of good photos. 



Wow Therese I think I love you lol bear_wub . I have been looking for somwthing like this for a long time. Does anyone know any others?

Rinn Posts: 22

Dangerbears- I had had a little look though the library, but didn’t know what to look under!  Thanks for the pointer, heaps of useful info in there.

Teeeej- Awesome tutorial!  The number and detail of pictures is soooooooo good.  I will feel much more confident being able to refer back to these.

Rowarrior-  E-Bearz University is so cool!  There are so many of those courses that I REALLY want to do.  Will have to pace myself.  I mean I don’t even have my tools and materials for my first bear yet (-;  (I am TRYING to wait patiently for them to arrive lol)

Being so new to bear making I have NO IDEA where to even START looking.  These links have given me a heap of inspiration, but also a realisation that there is so much information, coaching and guidance out there that I had no idea was available, and have no idea how to find it.  Im hoping that hanging around here I will be privy to a lot more of these helpful links (-:

Thanks again!!

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