Throughout the year, our Guild Challenge Group hosts a variety of fun challenges, themed to help inspire members' creativity ...
Our most recent challenge is titled 'Around the world in four seasons' and has challenged members to represent their country's current season in teddy bear (or animal) form.
Denise Casey represents the USA's summer season with 'Sophia', a delicious strawberry bear with needle felted face and finely detailed felted accessories. A wonderful taste of the blooming strawberry fields where Denise lives!
Gill Cattroll represented a typical English summer with her multi coloured bear 'Dover', created using dainty floral cotton print to contrast beautifully with a freshpretty pastel palette.
Natalia Oelofse represents her South African Springtime with this adorable little owlet 'Sava', preparing for his first flight!
Paula Carter represents her English Summer with a pretty rose pink bear called 'Dainty Bess', named after a lovely old fashioned English shrub rose.
Becky Chase recalls childhood summers in the USA playing outdoors late into the evening, whilst watching fireflies under a starlit sky. Her midnight black bear 'Stella' wears a red white and blue star strewn necklace to celebrate Independence Day, capturing another of Becky's favourite US summer memories.
Claire Ryan represents a fun English Summer bursting with vibrant blooms in the form of this wonderfully unorthodox and very cheerful rabbit!
Kay Cooper represents Summer in Western Australia with her beautifully coutured 'Emily Rose, dressed to impress in fabulous blue hat and pretty sky blue dress, contrasted with feminine rose print.
Oxana Lyashenko's adorable little 'Sunshine' bear represents this year's wonderfully sunny Summer time in both Moscow and Canada perfectly. A sweet-faced, golden traditional teddy bear, wearing sweet little dungarees to explore the great outdoors!
Congratulations to all who participated in this lovely challenge!