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All our work is carried out on-site and in full view of visitors.  We are happy to encourage interest in the techniques and methods of our profession and to demonstrate and discuss individual cases when requested. 

We offer a full restoration service for all teddy bears and other soft bodied toys from cleaning and repair through to replacement joints and eyes. 

We do not discriminate against age or value but do require a proper viewing of the patient to fairly assess needs.

(Please contact us to discuss options.)

NB:  We are happy to discuss the care of larger collections where required.

Exclusive Bartie Bristle Limited Editions!
Bartie Bristle is our own design and is only available to purchase here.  He comes in a variety of sizes and styles including special issues.  Bartie is quite unique and very much the centre of attention here at Bear It In Mind.


Pop-up Clinics

Bring your teddy bear along for free advice on identification, age or ‘clinical’ needs.  Some treatments such as eye replacements and claw stitching will be available for a small charge on the day.  Other more complex repairs and restorations can be taken back to the studio workshop to be carried out. Demonstrations of traditional bear making techniques throughout the day.

Free.  Small charge for repairs carried out on the day.


Saturday 28th January
10.30am - 3.00pm
Koko’s Bear Shop, Ryde, Isle of Wight
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Saturday 4th February
10.00am - 3.00pm
Woods Restaurant, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells
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Sunday 26th February
10.30am - 4.00pm
Hugglets, Kensington Town Hall, London
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Saturday 4th March
10.30am - 5.00pm
Merrythought, Ironbridge, Shropshire
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Sunday 11th June
Woburn Abbey Teddy bear Festival
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Saturday 17th June
10.00am - 4.00pm
Alton Teddy Bear Festival
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Sunday 10th September
10.30am - 4.00pm
Hugglets, Kensington Town Hall, London
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Sunday 19th November
10.00am - 4.00pm
London International Antique Doll, Teddy Bear and Toy Show, Kensington Town Hall, London.
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Bear it in Mind - Collectable Teddy Bears (including Merrythought) Restoration, Cleaning and Repair.

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