Born out of a discussion at 2009 Portsmouth Kite Festival the Polar Bear is a near life size inflatable that can be flown from a your kite line or from a pole as ground display.
This is a cut down online workshop which contains no patterns and is free to people purchasing complete kits from our store. If you want the complete online workshop please see here.
If you don’t want make your own then we sell completed bears through our store.
In addition to running the workshop online, we also do it in person for groups of up to 20 people over a weekend for more information use the contact form.
The workshop is normally run over two days, but a partial kit is supplied a month prior to the event so that the time consuming applique work can be completed up front. An experienced builder can complete a cub in the two days, full size bears typically take a few hours more.
- Lectures 45
- Quizzes 0
- Duration Lifetime access
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 3
- Assessments Yes
Equipment and Materials
Essential tools, equipment and materials required to complete the workshop
Appliqueing all the small detail pieces onto the bear.
Initial assembly of parts
Constructing and fitting the ears
Constructing the head
Head to Neck
Assembling the head to the neck
Head/Neck to Back
Attaching the back
Head/Neck/Back assembly to Chest Piece
Finishing and attaching the vent
Assembling the front leg
Assembling the front half of the the bear
Buttocks and Tail
Assembling the buttocks
Assembling the hind legs
Bringing it all together
Assembling and fitting the bridle
Showing your bear