Click on this link to see a past discussion with lots of great advice ! You can also look in the library for many topics. Just go to the main forum page and look on the left part way down for the waving smiley . There is a drop down menu with all kinds of goodies
Hello from Austria - I'm happy to have a wonderful bear-maker as friend from down-under who has a wonderful bear-making tutorial:
more than that I found my way to create my own bear with this site - (sorry it is just in german) http://www.baerenfreunde.net/design.html
you can find out how to make your own pattern - and the only way for me to learn how to do it was "just learn it by doing" and bear by bear you will change some things and some day you will say: yes this is the bear I want to have him looked like!!! So just try it out!!!!
good luck - and just send me an email for any help I can give you!!!!
hugs from Austria - :hug:
Lots of great ones! I learned the most from Jennifer Laing and Ted Menten books! You'll get printed instructions, photographs, patterns and more by buying books and you'll have them to refer back to over and over!