Tuesday, 21 August 2007

NEW SHOP Teddy Bear Supplies and Needlefelting

After playing shop owner for many years then taking a break to concentrate on making my own collector teddy bears, I have once again taken the plunge to open a new shop.

Get frustrated when you need a certain item to complete your special bear- well at Fredi's Workbasket you will find it, if we do not have it in stock we will make sure that it is ordered for you.

Our special "Wacky Wednesday" must not be missed- here you get the chance to learn and improve your bear making techniques or help with the "cant get my bear ears on correctly"

Super Shopper Card is also available and this will provide loyal clients with special offers.

A few helpers getting the stock unpacked.

Slowly things are finding a place- since this picture many more items have been added and things have been re-arranged.

What will make Fredi's Workbasket different to other bear supply shops,

  • We will offer the following:

  1. Schulte, Lou Bear, Hembold and Japanese mohairs,silks, alpaca,rayon and cottons
  2. SA Bear, TeddyTech, Fred-i-Bear, Mossie Bears- kits
  3. Nuts, bolts, cotter pins and disks, paw pad fabric,sewing threads
  4. Sassy mini bear fabric, Vintage rayon and short pile mini mohair
  5. DMC embroidery thread, Appleton thread
  6. X-Stitch teddy bear scene kits
  7. Notions- pins, glue, needles, fray-check, cutting mats, sewing machine needles, sewing machine oil
  8. Cutters, notions,
  9. Quilting fabric, mats and cuttters
  10. Books
  11. Needle felting- Foster & Wizpick needles and roving( Corriedale, Romney,Karakul, Mohair, Alpaca, Merino)-
  12. Silk ribbons
  13. Antique flowers
  14. Angelina
  15. Magazines (local and international) Books
  16. Mini bear knitting patterns * knitting needles, Alpaca wool
Classes on offer will be:( dates will be shown on the fred-i-bear.co.za website)
  • Traditional Bear
  • Open mouth Bear- add on mouth
  • Open Mouth Bear- teeth are made from resin and inserted into mouth
  • Weighted Bear
  • Mini Bear
  • Anime style teddy bear
  • Needle felted teddy bear
  • Needle felted rabbit
  • Needle felted golly
  • Needle felted bear muzzle
  • Log Cabin mini quilt for your bear to sit on
  • Smocked dress for your bear to wear
  • Silk ribbon embroidery either for the paw pads or inside of the ear
  • Hat making
  • Designing your own teddy bear
  • fimo clay making
  • Sewing machine repairs and servicing
  • Loyalty shopping card
  • credit card facilities
  • SHOP HOURS: Wednesday -Friday 10.00am-3.00pm
  • 1st Saturday in the month -9.30am-2.30pm
  • other times by arrangement
Both Ellaine and myself look forward to seeing you soon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Laura Lynn said...

WOW!!!! It all looks so awesome - and your classes!!! Hmmmm... how much for an airplane ticket from Chicago to South Africa? :)

Lynette said...

Ahhh hah now you could come over and enjoy some of the SA sunshine and see what keeps me out of mischief.

Today the electrician finished off his side of things, and I managed to get all the ultra suede cut, and yes I had two customers arriving- now that was good as I know it will be slow till people find me.

Classes also need work as its the notes that have to be prepared - well as I said lots to keep me busy with,

Bumpkin Bears said...

Lynette, the store looks wonderful, I hope you're doing well. x