Welcome to Atalia Bear Studio by Natalia Oelofse !

Contact us taleobear@gmail.com

Bear making in Bloemfontein

Bear making in Bloemfontein

Welcome to the home of Atalia Bear Studio in Bloemfontein.
We supply "all your teddy bear dreams", be it custom made teddies or supplies that allow you to make your own teddies. We are also stock South African made "Loubear Mohair", so visit us to see and feel new coat for your next bear.

We as well giving free demonstrations on how to start to do magic of teddy bears. If you
like what you see you can join us for workshops held at our spacious studio to make you own first bear or get on with classes, learn something new, advance yourself by taking on challenges .

The workshops are aimed at the enthusiastic beginner as well passionate teddy bear maker and teddy bear lovers to make teddy bear. Although basic sewing skills are necessary for stitching
bear we will teach you as well, so no worry if you never stitch anything before.
You will be making your very own mohair bear using traditional bear making techniques such as cotter pin jointing, glass eye fixing, stuffing and nose stitching, etc.

This is relax, friendly atmosphere and perfect learning environment (booking essential)
Minimum amount of students per workshop apply.

Beginner's course - you will learn all ins and outs of bear making and after this you be ready to advance on any of following workshops and classes. Small groups or even private tutoring.

The cost of workshops are from R550 - R995 (depends on bear size, materials used, difficulty, techniques, etc. ) per person (payable in advance), which covers teddy bear kit (pre-cut for quick start) and include 3 lessons ( 6 hours) that you need to finish bear, homework is a must .
Classes held in mornings from 10-12 and evening from 17-19 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you need alternative day please contact us.

Bring along a bear you are working on and need some help with, it's only R100 per hour, we supply all tools* needed to finish your bear and advise on finishing touches.

Please contact Natalia for any further information on 0835644087 or email: taleobear at gmail dot com for information, dates and how to book your place for workshop or classes time table.

Workshops available at ATALIA BEAR STUDIO

To advance on workshops bears/ animals you must complete a beginner bear's course with us .


January   - Mink or real fur bear ( advanced only)
February  - Valentine Bear/Donkey
March     - Easter Bunny, Chick or Duckling
April     - Elephant / Fox
May       - Owl / Piglet
June      - Panda / Open mouth bear

July      - Pug (doggy)/Teddy bear
August    - Ballerina Bear or Clown master

September - Boxer (doggy)/ Hippo baby
October   - Mink bunny (advanced only)/ Rhino baby
November  - Lamb or Christmas theme bear

Studio close over summer school holiday

2016 Schedule will be available soon.

Coming soon duck and penguin workshops, sloth, alpaca and many more

Children workshops and classes (afternoon), enquire by email or call us for more information.