Beginners and experienced crafters alike will appreciate this expert guide to making one-of-a-kind teddy bears and their outfits. It presents step-by-step instructions, basic patterns, and instructions on how to customize the bears in order to create truly personal keepsakes and gifts. Illustrations include over 150 diagrams, plus 16 color and 11 black-and-white photographs.
According to Ted Menten, premier authority on the subject of collectible teddy bear construction, making these plush little companions can be a highly creative pursuit. Unlike other toys that were once handmade and are now machine-produced, teddy bears remain basically the same as they were when first created in 1903. Emphasizing the fun, expressive aspect of this time-honored handcraft, Menten offers a unique new technique developed in his popular teddy bear-making classes, using basic patterns that can be modified and interchanged to create uniquely personal bears any crafter will display with pride. Ted Menten is the author of Gentle Closings and After Goodbye. He also created the magazine Teddy Bear Review, has written 19 books on the subject, and conducts teddy bear-making classes around the world.
The Children's Music Studio provides music teachers, parents and early childhood educators a wealth of materials and a clear roadmap for applying Reggio Emilia principles and practices to preschool and early childhood music education. Drawing on Professor Hanna's extensive experience researching and teaching in Reggio-inspired music classrooms, this pioneering book provides a comprehensive and in-depth manual for designing music ateliers-hands-on studios that capture the imagination and creativity of children. Informed by the cutting edge research on music learning, this practical guide includes detailed studio plans, examples of Reggio-inspired music studio explorations and documentation of children's work in music studios. In this book you will: - Discover how children can naturally learn music through the studio approach - See detailed examples and documentation of project-based studio learning - Understand how music learning increases overall artistic and academic literacy across the curriculum - Learn how to develop customized projects for your classroom that will teach children to think and communicate fluently through music and sound Early childhood and elementary music teachers will find this book especially useful as it provides innovative ideas for Reggio-inspired music teaching and learning techniques that can be integrated into the existing curriculum.
This book presents a comprehensive re-examination of the cinemas of the Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe during the communist era. It argues that, since the end of communism in these countries, film scholars are able to view these cinemas in a different way, no longer bound by an outlook relying on binary Cold War terms. With the opening of archives in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, much more is known about these states and societies; at the same time, the field has been reinvigorated by its opening up to more contemporary concepts, themes and approaches in film studies and adjacent disciplines. Taking stock of these developments, this book presents a rich, varied tapestry, relating specific films to specific national and transnational circumstances, rather than viewing them as a single, monolithic "Cold War Communist" cinema.
Use tubes, rods, metal sheets, and other industrial items to create chic jewelry. Detailed instructions for 24 projects feature illustrated step-by-step directions for assembling earrings, necklaces, pins, and other ornaments.
A unique exploration of the question, can art be fashioned out of glass? Analysis of the philosophical and circumstantial factors that reveal the early history of the movement and the clash of ambitions and power that marked the relationship between the worlds of so-called crafts and high art. 81 colour & 47 b/w illustrations
The teddy bear is thought to have originated in 1902, when a cartoon of President Theodore Roosevelt refusing to shoot a baby bear appeared in "The Washington Post," Since then, it has become the familiar stuffed toy of every child, a collectible object, and a container of historical, emotional, and sentimental information. Over a period of many years, the Canadian art collector Ydessa Hendeles has bought, via Internet auction, photos in which teddy bears are featured: snapshots, studio and group portraits, and photos of events and sports contests. Often the teddy bear is only marginally visible; nevertheless, through them, these two luxurious volumes show--on more than 1500 typologically organized pages, most of them in color--a fascinating visual story of 20th-century life. "The Teddy Bear Project" offers an amusing, often thought-provoking cultural history of photography, in which the parallel course of idyllic and civil life is just as present as are atrocity, war, persecution, and expulsion.
In these humor-filled stories, the fast-paced, action-packed police procedural genre is translated into a world inhabited exclusively by teddy bears. Inspector Blue Bearolli of the Grunion Beach P.D. Homicide Division and his two detectives, Bernard Bearstein and Billye Bare, combine their considerable talents to solve baffling murders committed by the ruthless and unscrupulous teddy bear criminal element. In The Trial of Emory Board, the inspector unravels the curiously entangled motivations that led to the shooting of a jumper from a high-rise apartment building as he plummeted to his death. Was this a suicide or a murder? In Hit Bear, Billye is befriended by a handsome cowbear who has been hired to eliminate the inspector and very nearly succeeds. In Billye, the beautiful young detective has difficulty maintaining her objectivity as she works on a case that chillingly recalls an episode in her youth when she was accused of murder.