Pauline Collison

Teddy Bear Artist

I was born an asthmatic and, as a result, had to be protected from household dust as a child. Because of this illness, and the fact that most cuddly toys at that time could not be washed, my mother was forced to make the decision to ban me from having a teddy bear. Although I still have asthma, it is easier to take steps to reduce the chance of an attack as an adult, so such extreme measures are no longer necessary. Consequently my husband bought me a teddy bear from Asquiths as a Valentine’s present in 1990. This was the start of my collection.

In an attempt to get an unusual present for my birthday in 1996, my husband took me to Oakley Fabrics to choose a pattern and fabric to make a bear to add to the collection. This bear was named Kit, as that was how he arrived, and I enjoyed making him so much that I decided to make them for sale.

My bears are not toys and are not suitable for children under the age of 14 years.

In 2017 I was approached by the famous toy shop, Hamleys of Regent Street, London to supply them with my Steampunk bears and, exclusive to Hamleys, my Steampunk pandas.

Please note that my bears are not toys and are not suitable for children under the age of 14 years.

Contact me

Email:

pauline.collison@btinternet.com

Web site:

http://www.xipitotec.co.uk/

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    My upcoming events

    Fair – Burley Village Hall

    28th - 29th March 2020

    Burley Village Hall, Pound Lane, Burley BH24 4EB 

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    Contemporary Easter Craft Show at Fort Purbrook

    11th - 12th April 2020

    Fort Purbrook, Peter Ashley Activity Centre, Portsdown Hill Road, Cosham, Hampshire PO6 1BJ

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    Milford Artisan Market

    13th April 2020

    Milford on Sea Community Centre, Sea Road, Milford on Sea, Lymington SO41 0PH

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    The Craft & Design Show at RHS Hyde Hall, Essex

    7th - 10th May 2020

    RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8ET (SAT NAV: CM3 8RA)

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    New Forest & Hampshire County Show

    28th - 30th July 2020

    New Forest National Park, The Showground, Clay Hill, Brockenhurst SO42 7QH

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    Fair – Burley Village Hall

    9th August 2020

    Burley Village Hall, Pound Lane, Burley BH24 4EB 

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    The Craft & Design Show at Brinsbury College, Pulborough, West Sussex

    14th - 16th August 2020

    Brinsbury College, North Heath, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1DL

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    Milford Artisan Market

    31st August 2020

    Milford on Sea Community Centre, Sea Road, Milford on Sea, Lymington SO41 0PH

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    Hugglets TEDDIES Festival 2020

    13th September 2020

    Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX

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    The Craft & Design Show at Lancing College

    24th - 25th October 2020

    Lancing College, Lancing, opposite Shoreham Airport, West Sussex BN15 0RW

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    Fair – Burley Village Hall

    31st October - 1st November 2020

    Burley Village Hall, Pound Lane, Burley BH24 4EB 

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    Contemporary Craft Show at Fort Purbrook

    7th - 8th November 2020

    Fort Purbrook, Peter Ashley Activity Centre, Portsdown Hill Road, Cosham Nr Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 1BJ

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    Fair – Burley Village Hall

    21st - 22nd November 2020

    Burley Village Hall, Pound Lane, Burley BH24 4EB 

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    Upcoming events with the Guild

    Loseley Park Garden Show

    24th - 26th July 2020

    Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1HS

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    Stansted Park Garden Show

    4th - 6th September 2020

    Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX

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