Paperback: 125 pages
Publisher: North Light Books; 1st edition (August 1997)
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 11.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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Debbie Kesling magically unveils the mysterious art of miniature bear-making and makes it possible for anyone to enjoy this wonderful craft. Whether you are just a beginner, or you'd like to perfect your skills, this book is the only one you will ever need to produce quality minature bears. The explanations are clear, concise and easy to understand. The author, who is a renowned bear artist herself, includes some darling patterns to get you started and reveals great tips that others would have kept a secret. This book is the next best thing to having a master at minature bear-making right at your side to help you, 24 hours a day!
This is the best book on miniature bear making I've encountered. The author leads you thru the easiest to the most difficult with ease. You don't have to buy this book for one or two favorite patterns, all of them will be your favorite. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to make miniatures.
Debbie Kesling's book has given me hope that even I could make a miniature teddy bear. After seeing her work up close, I was certain I could never manage the mastery evident in each bear she creates. During the years I taught crafts, I never ran across a more clearly written how-to book, especially with such detailed photographs and a willingness to share secrets to success learned from years of experience. Her book is typical of her work... precise, well-composed and full of substance.
If you love making miniatures you will love making this gorgeous little bears the only porblem is once you start you cannot stop.The instructions and patterns are very easy to follow specially if you start from 1st project and go right through the book.
How to Make Enchanting Miniature Teddy Bears by Debbie Kesling is as perfect a book as the tiny teddies she makes. Just as each bear is executed with thought, planning, and skill, so is this book. The text provides not only an excellent guide to the world of miniature bears, their design, and creation, but is a very enjoyable read. The photos are sharp and detailed and give the user an excellent picture of each step in the process. This book is absolutely number one!
Filled with a wealth of information and beautifully photographed, Debbie Kesling's book is an absolute neccessity for the beginner as well as the more experienced bear maker. Every bear lover should have a copy. It is a wonderful coffee table book as well!
This book is well thought out. Its step by step instruction on Minature Teddy Bear making is the best I have come across. The author starts out with simple teddy making projects and ends with the more difficult projects near the end of the book. It flows perfectly. The information that the author gives is very helpfull information that could otherwise be hard to attain. She is open with her hints and tips on the Art of Minature Teddy Bear making. The photographs and instuction are very clear and easy to follow, very well done. I read it and followed all the projects from begining to end. This book has very valuable information in it to help one make and start their own Teddy Bear bussiness. The book is also a wounderfull for the person who wants to just learn how to make these great little Teddy Bears for themselves. I am impressed! I have read and looked at a number of teddy bear making books. I would have to say that this book tops the chart for content,instruction,information and a feeling of warmth and wounder in the enchanting world of Teddy Bears. Carole J Mackie-Venne (firstname.lastname@example.org) Huntington Beach, California, USA
Explaining the hows and wherefores of making any kind of craft item is difficult at best. Especially when you have to do it totally in print. But Debbie Kesling has succeeded beautifully. Not only is this book well written with clear explanations, the photos are beautiful. Anyone even mildly interested in the art of miniature bearmaking will find this book enlightening and entertaining. I have been making miniature bears myself for 7 years and learned a thing or two from Debbie's wonderful book.
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