About Me

Mabledon Road Bears are created by me, Sue Shillingford in Kent, England. I have been making bears since 1997 and am a member of The Guild of Master Bearcrafters. I had a few years out from 2004 and had a "proper job" for a while but it wasn't long before I was sewing again and 2008 saw me back exhibiting at bear fairs and I am still doing so today.  

Mabledon Road Bears range in size from 4.5 to 10 inches tall and as well as bears (obviously) I also make pandas, hares and little dogs. I mostly use mohair or alpaca fabrics, and I like to make the bears quite heavy so they nestle comfortably in your hand. They are all made to my own designs and are usually one offs.

  These bears are traditionally made using cotter pin joints and glass eyes and are therefore intended for adult collectors only.  They are not toys and are not suitable for children under 14 years.

 Commissions and shop enquiries are welcomed.

Mabledon Road Bears are available at selected bear fairs - see my fair dates page, through private sales - just e-mail me using the contact form on the home page, and at the following shops:

  • Westmead Teddies - High Street, Godshill, Isle of Wight, PO38 3HH.
  • Tel: 01983 840643
  •  Apple Pie House
  •  Gloucester Antique Centre, Gloucester Quays, Gloucester GL1 5SH
  • www.applepiehouse.com

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