My Name is Geri Ashton and I would like to welcome you to Ashton Bears. I was born and grew up in Devon and now live in North Devon with my husband David who is a beef farmer. I have been making soft toys/bears since I was a teenager and was taught to sew as a girl by my father on a treddle sewing machine as he seem to have a gift for it. I quickly began to work out patterns for myself and have always done some form of dressmaking but I always went back to the bears over the years.
I have now launched Ashton Bears and have worked hard at designing and creating OOAK bears. I will sometimes do a series, such as Farmers, country or seasons along with many others that come to me when I working out a bear for the first time. I would like to thank my husband who is my best critic and also for his continued encouragement and support. I have many craft fairs and shows throughout Devon that I will be attending in the year please look out for dates and venues.