URSA Awards 2013

"Reach Beyond The Stars"

Category 8

Needle Felted Bears or Buds. Dressed or Undressed, all sizes.

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Tally is a OOAK 3 1/4" (nose to toes) 3D sculpted by needle-felting Corriedale wool roving in a butter cream and nutmeg color. German black, glass eyes. She wears a wool scarf. String jointed but likes to stay in her current pose while looking around.

Laura Anne Stapp

Lau's Bears - California, USA




Luluis a totally hand needle felted miniature creation, inspired by my own little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy of the same name. Measuring 6" tall and 9" long, she is predominantly needle felted in layers of varying lengths of black and white Merino wool with her tan points being silk fibres. Lulu has realistic dark amber and black glass eyes with her nose and paw pads being sculpted black polymer clay. She has hand shaded facial detail and a wears a pink hand made miniature diamante' collar with a dog bone charm.

Hayley Walker

Little Piggies Nursery - Bishops Waltham Hampshire, United Kingdom




Shakesbear is an OOAK needle felted sculptured bear. He stands at 11 cm/4.25 inches. Created using English wool tops, which was needle felted and sculptured as one piece and no armature was used.  The clothes were created with Merino wool roving which was first wet felted to make a cloth and then felted to the body to create shape and form. His writing quill is stiffened using fabric stiffener and Shakesbear’s eyes, nose and mouth were all needle felted in position. The writing on the manuscript was back stitched.

Jo Legg
jo-mo's - Hampshire, United Kingdom




Stars and Stripes is a 6" needle felted wool teddy bear. German glass eyes and is fully jointed. She has an embroidered nose, mouth and paws. Embellishments include ribbons and stars. OOAK.

Betty J. Franks

B.J.'s Bears - Illinois, USA




Lion-Tude is an OOAK needle felted Lion. He has armature with black glass eyes and recycled fox fur mane and tail. He is 5 1/2 " tall with an 8" long tail. He is completely needle felted with fur sewn over to create his main and tail end.

Denise L. Graham

Expressions by Neicie - Florida, USA




Rose is 14" tall and is needle felted over a wire armature. Her cape and hat are needle felted too. The bear can pose in almost any position. 100% wool, needle felted with a technique to give her the fuzzy, multi toned look. Hand painted details. Roses on her cape and hat are hand made.

Cinda Peterson

Walk a Dream - Washington, USA

At a Glance - All Entries in Category 8




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Cast your Votes in these active categories (number of entries in each category)  
 1 - Wee Little Bare Bears-Bud, 5" & Under (12)
  2 - Wee Little Outfitted Bears-Bud, 5" & under (6)
 3 - Medium Bare Bears-Bud 6-11" (14)
 4 - Medium Outfitted Bear-Bud 6-11"  (11)
  5 - Large Bare Bear-Bud 12-28"  (19)
  6 - Large Bear-Bud 12 to 28" Outfitted (9)
  7 - Diva's All sizes (8)
  10 - Costumed Bears - Buds (11)


  11 - Polar Bears (6)
  12 - Panda Bears (11)
85 Artist competing from 18 Countries
  15 - Animal Kingdom (14)
 Total of 163  Entries
  16 - Furry Pals - Cats & Dogs (11)
   Note: We never use category 13

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