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Happy 15th Birthday!!

That's right, The Teddy Tree is 15 years young!!  So to celebrate let's have a.....




Come wish us a Happy Birthday - Sale starts 9.30am Tuesday May 17 and continues until 5.00pm Saturday May 21.

20% off storewide*

*excludes classes, handmade or already discounted items, no lay-by on sale items, mail orders welcome

That's right, 20% off all bear making supplies, fabrics, haby, yarns, soft toys, Charlie Bears, Deb Canham Artist Design Miniatures, kits ... the list goes on & on.  Heaps of new stock has been arriving in the last few weeks, so there's plenty to choose from in store.  Extra discounts apply for end of bolt patchwork fabrics.  Up to 50% off on some discontinued lines.

Please make sure to Like and Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with all our news & products.  Thank you for helping us reach over 700 Likes, looking forward to the next benchmark!  We will be giving away another bear when we reach 1000!

How are your entries coming along for this year's Challenges?

Challenge entries close Saturday July 23 at 3.00pm.  Patterns and Mohair for the Challenges are still available, you still have plenty of time to get your bears completed.  All of the entries will be displayed at the WA Craft Show at Claremont Showgrounds in August 5, 6 &7.

"Learn to Knit" with Maree

Here's your chance to learn to knit - or improve those rusty half-remembered skills!!  The very clever Maree Reynolds has agreed to teach and has designed a "Sampler" rug in fun and easy squares, to gradually build your skill set.  Knitted in lovely 8ply acrylic yarn so that it is easy care, lots of colour choices available.

Saturday May 21, 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Saturday June 18, 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Cost:    $20.00 per lesson, plus kit if required

"Learn to Crochet" with Martin

Learn to crochet with our very talented expert, Martin Anderson.  If you can already crochet and just need a refresher, want some assistance with a pattern or to understand a fancy stitch, then this is the class for you.

Tuesday May 24, 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Tuesday June 7, 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Tuesday June 21, 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Cost:    $20.00 per lesson, plus kit if required

"Back to Basics" with Jennie Boylan

Let's go "Back to Basics"!!  This is lesson 3 of 3 in the series, working on the nose & finishing.  If you've missed out, don't panic, these classes will run again.  Over a series of classes, Jennie will step you through making a bear's head from the beginning - helping to solve common problems like getting the head gusset centred and efficient and even stuffing.  2nd and 3rd classes will cover sculpting (needle & scissor) and placement of eyes, ears and noses.

Saturday June 11, 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Cost:    $20.00 per lesson, plus kit if required

"Any Bear" with Brigit Charles, Brigits Bears

Highly celebrated artist Brigit specialises in teaching you to recycle your old fur coats into treasured family heirlooms and also has a wonderful range of realistic "Ark Animals" for you to create.  Brigit's bear patterns also lend themselves to the more traditional mohair fabrics, for those of you who don't fancy working with recycled furs.

Sunday June 12, 9.30am - 3.00pm
Sunday July 10, 9.30am - 3.00pm

Cost:    $60.00 per day, plus kit if required

Quilts for Foster Kids

Come and join us for a feel good session of quilting for a cause.  Quilts made in these sessions will be donated to Soroptomist International for distribution to children in Foster Care throughout Western Australia.  It's not essential to know how to quilt, we have people on hand to guide you.  No matter what your skill level,  we can use your help!

Saturday May 28, 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Saturday June 25, 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Bookings preferred (to make sure we can cater for you all!) Any time you can spare us between these hours would be appreciated.
Cost:  Your time and skills only, but any donations of fabric and quilting supplies gratefully accepted.

Crochet for a Cause (or Knit to Do your Bit)

Last year we donated 25 crocheted granny square rugs to a Dialysis Clinic - our target for this year ... as many as possible to donate to a good cause!  Come and join us for a happy session of easy crochet to make up some granny squares for our next batch of rugs.  Any time you can spare us will be appreciated.  Don't worry if you can't crochet - we will be happy to teach you for free (but we will keep the granny square you make!!)

Saturday June 4, 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Saturday July 9, 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Bookings preferred (to make sure we can cater for you all!) Any time you can spare us between these hours would be appreciated.
Cost:  Your time and skills only, but any donations of yarns gratefully accepted.

Bearmakers' Retreat Weekend, Toodyay

Our second Bearmakers Retreat Weekend for the year is fast approaching - there is still a couple of spots available, so come and join us for a fun time at the fabulous Avalon Homestead, Toodyay!

The next retreat runs from 3pm Friday 1 July to 2pm Sunday 3 July (with an option to stay until Monday 4 July). 

Join us for some fresh country air and lots of fun and laughter.  It's a wonderful opportunity to make a head start on those UFO's that you have stashed away, start a new project or just catch up with your craft-loving friends.  Cost includes twin share accommodation and meals from Friday evening through to Sunday lunch. You can either book over the phone or in person.

Cost: $290.00 (includes meals and accommodation)


Regular Classes

Our regular classes are a great way to meet new people, socialise and learn a new craft.

Weekly Classes

Daytime:     Tuesday 9.30am - 12.00pm 
                      Thursday 9.30am - 12.00pm 
                      Saturday 9.30am - 12.00pm
Evenings:    Wednesday 5.30pm - 8.00pm (fortnightly)
                        (May 18, June 1, 15 & 29 2016)

$20 per lesson

These lessons are suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to the more advanced. Bookings are essential!  Class times are strictly as listed, as teachers have other commitments to attend to after class!

Social Mornings

Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm

$12.50 per session

(aka "Stitch & Bitch") This is not a lesson, though there is a teacher on hand in the shop should you require a little advice.  If you require constant assistance, we strongly recommend you book into one of our weekly lessons  as shown above.
Class/Workshop Terms & Conditions
  • Bookings essential!  Especially evening classes.
  • In fairness to both teachers and other students, no babies or children in class.
  • No smoking inside.  (You can take a break if you're desperate!)
  • Bring your basic sewing supplies eg scissors, pins, needles, awl, pliers etc - don't forget to label them!  
  • Bring your own sewing machine if you wish to machine your project.It's a good idea to come and choose your kit (fabric, pattern etc) before the day of the class, as this decision can often take a while.
  • If you wish, kits for workshops can include all materials required to complete your project.  Optional accessories  are available for purchase.  If you don't want us to include the basics like stuffing and threads in your kit, please advise at time of booking.
  • 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place in a workshop.  Your place is not booked until this deposit has been received.  You can book either over the phone or in person with cash or credit card.   If a workshop is cancelled due to insufficient numbers or any other unforeseen circumstance, your deposit will be refunded or transferred to another workshop of your choice.  Full day workshops include a light lunch.  The Teddy Tree does not accept responsibility for changes in the personal circumstances of its students.  
  • A minimum of 5 people required for any class to run.


226 Scarborough Beach Road (Cnr Egina St)
Mount Hawthorn  WA  6016
p 08 9201 1011


9.30am-5pm Tues-Fri
9.30am-3pm Sat
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