The Travelling Pixie in Hong Kong
Teddy Bear Workshop
I’ve been nagging my mum for ages about wanting to join a teddy bear workshop together, so two weeks ago when my mum asked if I would like to accompany her to a teddy bear workshop I couldn’t help but scream OH YEAH!
3 hours is definitely NOT enough to finish this teddy! Prior to our arrival, the teddy’s head, torso and 3 of its limbs have already been stuffed with wool, so our task was to stuff its last arm, its two ears, sew its button-eyes on and sew its head and limbs to the torso. I highly doubt that we could even finish a teddy within a day if we had to start from scratch. After 3 hours, my teddy’s legs were still not attached.. Poor teddy! I’m gonna sew the rest of him up (yup I’ve just decided that my teddy’s my little boy!) tomorrow at home if I manage to get all the tools I need.
The workshop leader was a famous teddy-bear craftsman from Taiwan (whom I never had the chance to ask her for her name – we’ve all been calling her ‘teacher’ for the past 3 hours, a Chinese courtesy.) Her needlework was so quick and ‘fluent’ that you’d almost believe that making a teddy bear would be an easy task. Well until you start doing it yourself that is. Despite the seemingly endless hours of squinting my eyes and accidentally poking myself with a needle, I had absolutely the best time of my life that involves a needle, thread and buttons.
At the end of the workshop, my mum and I simply lost the control over our impulse to shop and our love for handicrafts and bought 7 more DIY teddy bear kits (big uh-oh for dad!) Hopefully, we would be able to show our own teddy bear collection soon :)