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Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Who likes purple? It’s not actually that purple, the last picture is the most representative of the real color.

Delphine is 25cm tall and costs 139 Euros

Ps Juna is very happy, she ‘s living in Amboise France Europe

Workshop: Maak een Border Bear

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

This page in English

Dit is uw kans om uw berencollectie uit te breiden met een eigengemaakte Borderbear!
Wij starten binnenkort met de workshops.


U maakt een echte mohair beer van ongeveer 37 cm groot en leert in een dag alle ins en outs, zodat uw beer zo veel mogelijhk op een echte Borderbear lijkt!


De gewrichten van armen, benen en kop worden draaibaar gemaakt middels schijven, schroeven en borgmoeren. De workshop begint om 10 uur ‘s morgens met een lekker kopje koffie of thee en gebak. Uw beer ligt dan al geknipt en in elkaar genaaid klaar. Dit in verband met de tijd. We willen dat u met een mooie beer naar huis gaat en dat we dat in een dag voor elkaar krijgen.

Een bijkomend voordeel van de voorgestikte beren is, dat u die drempel dan al heeft genomen en er minder mis kan gaan. Voordat we beginnen met de beer in elkaar te zetten, krijgt u eerst uitgebreid uitleg over hoe u (eventueel thuis) uw beer moet knippen en in elkaar moet naaien.  Omdat we de beer zo maken, zoals de Borderberen al jaren worden gemaakt, zult u zien dat het een tijdrovend en intensief karwei is.

U wordt de hele dag verwend met een uitgebreide lunch, ‘s middags, thee of koffie met lekkers en ‘s avonds een heerlijke maaltijd.

Onze ervaring heeft geleerd dat uw beer rond 9 uur ;s avonds helemaal klaar is.

U heeft dan nog de gelegenheid om uw beer op te leuken met een mooie satijnen strik en/of bel.

Ook is er kleding aanwezig in de maat van uw beer, voor als u hem of haar meteen in de kleren wilt steken. (deze kleding is niet in de prijs inbegrepen)
Wel in de prijs inbegrepen zijn alle materialen voor het maken van uw beer, de patronen op ware grootte met uitgebreide werkbeschrijving (diverse kleuren mohair beschikbaar) en alle drankjes, hapjes en maaltijden.


De beschikbare datums zijn

  • Donderdag 3 of vrijdag 4 maart 2016
  • Donderdag 24 of vrijdag 25 maart 2016
  • Vrijdag 8  april 2016
  • Donderdag 21 april 2016
  • Maandag 2 mei 2016
  • Woensdag 25 mei 2016

Omdat er per groep niet meer dan 6 personen gaan meedoen, krijgt u de hele dag volop aandacht bij het maken van uw beer.
We starten met het maken van Flinth (als u een jongensbeer maakt) of Celeste (als het een meisje wordt).
De workshop vindt plaats in Baarle-Nassau (NL) en de kosten voor de workshop bedragen 225 euro.


Workshop: Make a Border Bear!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

This is your chance to expand your collection of bears with your very own Border Bear!
We will start the workshops soon.


You will make a mohair-furred bear measuring about 37 cm tall and in the process, learn many tricks that will let your bear look like a real Border Bear!

DSCN6002The joints of the arms and head will be articulated using discs, bolts and lock nuts. The panels of your future bear will have been sewn for you in advance in order to save time. We’d like you to leave with a beautiful bear and we’ll make sure that is going to happen on that day.

The advantage of presewn panels is the certainty of a good shape, so you won’t risk any unwanted deformations. You’ll probably learn as I did, even after years of experience, this part is very time consuming.
But before we start assembling the bear, you will be extensively instructed on how to cut and sew the panels just in case you do want to repeat this process on your own.

During the day you will be treated with a varied lunch, tea and/or coffee with a little treat in the afternoon and in the evening, a tasty meal. We’re expecting your bear to be finalized in the evening, around 21:00. Then there is the opportunity to decorate your creation with a nice bow-tie or a bell for example.

On top of that, we’ll have some beautiful garments to dress up your bear if you like (not included in the base rate). The base rate does include all materials for making the bear (various colors of mohair available), actual size blueprints and detailed explanation and of course all drinks and food.


We’re aiming to get our next group to consist of no more than six people (each participant deserves our full attention!)

Currently available dates are:

  • Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th of March 2016
  • Thursday 24th and Friday 25th of March 2016
  • Friday 8th  of April 2016
  • Thursday 21st of April 2016
  • Monday 2nd of May 2016
  • Wednesday 25th of May 2016

We’ll start by making brother Flinth (boy) or sister Celeste (girl), you can see what he or she might look like in the pictures.

The workshop will take place in Baarle-Nassau (NL) and will start at 10:00 in the morning with your choice of delicious hot drink and a pastry.

The cost of the workshop will be 225 euros.


Book: Thirty Four Borderbears

Sunday, November 8th, 2015


A modest collection of portraits gathered in this cute little booklet. As the title says, it contains the portraits of 34 sisters and some nice detail pictures for you to gawk at.

Order yours for 17,50

No Newsletter? Check Spam

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

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We noticed that our last newsletter wouldn’t send due to technical reasons. So we flipped some switches and after a test, the last newsletter has been sent.

If you didn’t get an email, please check your spam box, some email providers filter out our mailings.

We’re sorry if we caused you any inconvenience!

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Some Pictures Recovered

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Thanks to taking many pictures, WordPress and Google’s image search we managed to get a bunch of the bear portraits back online. Note that many of them are actually second-choice pictures. But hey, now at least we can enjoy them!

Also, we decided it might be interesting to see what our adopted family members do nowadays. So to give you a taste, look at the message Stubby wrote!

Pictures Lost

Friday, June 15th, 2012

With much regret we have to inform you that we have had some irreversible data loss on our website and picture database. This means that many of the portraits of our bears are lost…  🙁

We are working hard to ensure that you can visit our site as you might have done before.

Sorry, sorry, sorry!


Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Generally, bears are not very preoccupied with appearances. That is, if you’ve been watching documentaries about these beautiful animals, catching fish and scratching trees. By now, you know the Border Bears, a curious family in which each member has rather different ‘hobbies’ than their ‘natural’ counterparts.

And this 18cm small white mohaired jewel is an exceptional specimen. A precious example of not being like her remote, and may I say barbaric, cousins in the wild. She might just be cover story of the Border Bears’ self-imposed image.

Does she trod around on here gobelin footpads, bathing in luxury and looking in that mirror, claiming she is a jewel? A mere object of desire, to be an accessory?

Or is she actually smarter than that? Realizing how people actually see her, slightly mocking us by posing excactly how we want to see her. Mademoiselle Adorée might just play that game of being beautiful for us. Enjoying the fact that she is above all that.

We might never know, as she doesn’t really talk about it. Mle Adorée probably lives by the fact that a bear is not defined by its words, but its actions. Nevertheless, we probably enjoy and respect her one way or the other, acting or not.

Well done, mademoiselle, you really made us think here!


Not Receiving Our Newsletter?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Dear Borderbears-newsletter-subscribers,

Regrettably, we have noticed that some of our subscribers have not received our newsletters.

Even after some testing, we have not been able to reliably find the cause of this. But what we do know, is that the newsletter email might be ending up in your junk or spam box, due to some aggressive filtering by your provider.

So until we’ve found a proper solution to this problem, please bear with us and look in your deleted/spam/junk mail box!

Thank you for your understanding.

Border Company in BärReport

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

We are excited to announce that German bear magazine BärReport has written a cover story about Border Bears. Also, we provided the magazine with a pattern that you can use to make your own bear (like the one on the cover).

You can pick up the 2010 September-November issue. If this magazine is not available near you, please try to order an issue from their website.

Thanks, BärReport, for the wonderful story!


Saturday, September 5th, 2009

To be Announced

The fair will be at: Brabanthallen,Diezekade 2, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.