We pay great attention to detail in every bear we make.
Each one is made by hand from the drawing of the pattern on the material to sewing the facial features. The only machinery used in the process of making is one of our vintage sewing machines to ensure the seams are firm enough to take the filling.
Robert is in charge of making sure our machines are kept in tip top condition oiling and cleaning them regularly.
Once we have sewn the bears parts we join them together using traditional cotter pin joints and add a pouch of steel shot to their stomach for added weight and to help them sit properly.
As they are pieced together the bears start to speak to us and this is when we decide their facial expression. The positioning of the eyes and ears can totally change a bears expression and character.
When completed each bear has their Rose-May button attached. These are ceramic and made for us by Rita a local ceramic artist.
As well as our online store we attend events around the country which we update regularly on our events page and our Facebook page.
Rose-May bears are not toys. They have small metal components, glass eyes, ceramic button and metal joints and do not comply with toy safety standards.