Have you always wanted to
make a bear?

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Welcome to my world of Teddy Bears. All my bears are hand made. The patterns are my designs. They are dressed in unusual bright colours and styles. I can help you create your own bear on my one day courses or you can come and see me at the craft fairs and venues that I love. If you have a bear that is in need of repair, contact me here.

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Hand Made Bears

All bears are hand made. The fur is made of mohair. They are in the style of bears of yesteryear. They are jointed except for some very small bears. The eyes are glass eyes or French Boot Button eyes. The paws can be wood felt or rexine but I have not strayed far from this, due to tradition...

Clowns Bears.

Clowns

Some bears love the circus and some are lucky enough to take part. These are my clowns. They have beautiful ruffs around their necks and most like to wear hats.

Old Boys Bears.

Old Boys

I have some older bears from yesteryear. They are usually old English Bears but labels are lost and the designs are so general that it is difficult to state exactly which company they were made by. When a label is found, only then can we be really certain of it's make. These vary depending on my find and how it is restored.

Clothing.

Clothing

Some of my bears wear sweaters and some wear hats. The colours are vibrant and all clothing is designed and hand made by me. I love creating these clothes and gather wool from all over the world on my travels. Bears are not usually far from my mind, especially when I visit my family in California....

Restoration Work.

Restoration Work

Family bears are so precious to us that a wealth of experience and care is needed for any restoration work. There are standards and criteria that must be met. I restore old bears and this is usually charged at a reasonable rate. I will undertake most repairs but a close inspection is preferred.

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Courses

Have you always wanted to make a bear?

I can show you how. The bear you will make,is an 8 inch, fully jointed bundle of joy, made with 100% mohair. The eyes are boot button eyes and the joints are cotter pin.

This course is a one day course, starting at 08.30am and ending when your bear has life. The date is up to you, you pick a date and I will try and match it.

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I was educated in the Midlands and completed a four year Honours Degree in Fine Art.

This was followed by a years post graduate in specialist teaching, obtaining a Distinction.

I then spent twenty nine years as a Police Officer...

Commissions

Pink Bear.
With regard to commissions, no request is impossible. I make all my own bears and related items and therefore any task is met with relish and open to discussion.
Green Bear.
I have undertaken many commissions, some unusual and some traditional.
Purple Bear.
I have made coloured bears, where the mohair is dyed to a specification and I have copied old photographs for anniversaries, matching the images with bears.

74 High Street
Cobblestone Walk
Steyning
West Sussex

BN44 3RD


Tuesday - Saturday

07885 075890