Hi, I'm Elena Vinogradova - the teddy bear artist (Russia, Moscow).
My profession was the teacher- psychologist, but always my favorite was a home needlework .
For a long time I combined work of the methodist-organizer of pre-school education with the handmade creativity.
I always was fond of toys create: a textile toys, a folk style out from a clay and then a dolls out of a porcelain.
Among creative hobbies were a soft toys too.
As a great teddy bear fan, one day I decided to make my own teddy bear.
Now the teddys making is my greatest passion!
Since year 2003, I created a lot of the teddy bears and friends.
I love to invent images, to develop patterns for them, sew, decorate, to painstaking work on the details of clothing and accessories for each of the created characters.
I like to creative search - so I create all kind of the teddy bears wiht a different design
Several times during a year I participate in a teddy bear fairs.
Previously I participated in a Germany, Sweden, Belgium exhibitions too.
But now due to my certain circumstances - I take a part at the Moscow Fairs & online teddy bear shows only )))
Created by me characters "found a home" not only in Russia but also in many other countries.
Previously I participated in a teddy bear competitions.
My characters won prizes in the competitions in a various categories ("Best Russian bear" 2009", "Best traditional bear" 2007, "Best Bear Friend " 2006. ). And in February 2009 I held a small Solo exhibition of my teddy bears in the Vahtanov Galery (Moscow, Russia).
During 3 years I gave many workshops for a teddy bear beginners makers.
But now I don`t have any master classes.
The process of teddys creating takes up all my free time (as non free time too ).
My rewards for the participation in some teddy bear competitions)))