Dottie Bears are collectable character bears created from my own patterns using high quality mohair and other fabrics. Every bear is unique and has its own character which comes alive as they are made. There is a Dottie Bear to suit everyone, whether you love traditional bears or those with a more unusual look.
Dottie Bears are collectors items, not toys and not suitable for anyone under the age of 14 years. Every Dottie Bear comes labelled with its own name and hand-made with love.
Dottie Bears is a member of the Essex Craft Guild (formerly Essex Guild of Craftsmen) and is proud to be recognised for the high standard of craftsmanship that goes into creating each bear. We display at many of the Guild events during the year which are listed on our events page.
Dottie Bears are uniquely designed collectable character bears and are the creation of Wendy Marcon-Knightley. I first started making teddy bears over 30 years ago while I lived abroad. I returned to the UK in the early 90’s when family life and a career took over and I gave up all my hobbies. In 2015 I decided to take a career break and decided to start sewing again. I realised how much enjoyment I used to get from creating something and having time to relax and suddenly Dottie Bears started to come alive. The rest, as they say is history……
By the way, where did Dottie Bears come from? My much loved dog, a Jack Russell Terrier called Dottie.
I’m passionate about creating bears and love developing my own designs and bringing each one to life.
Dottie Bears is a hobby in my spare time and I still have a full-time job. However I value excellent customer service and I aim to deliver my own expectations to all my customers. My rewards for selling Dottie Bears is not just about profit, its about giving a bespoke personal service to every customer for every purchase because I care.
When you buy a Dottie Bear you’re not just buying a bear, but supporting genuine local craftsmanship hand-made with love.