Meet Otterburn the Memory Bear

Unfortunately I have to make it clear that this is not my idea or my doing, I’m afraid but I do take my hat off to the lady whose idea it was. The pictures of this memory bear were kindly sent to us by a lady whose relative had recently passed away and in her relatives wardrobe she found an Otterburn Mill tweed skirt. This is something in itself as we stopped production here at the mill in the mid 70’s.


In the build up to this Otterburn textiles had been used in the designs of the likes of Mary Quant and had graced the cover of Vogue. We still have some of the photo’s here in Weavers Cafe.


The skirt was used to commission a memory bear, as a lasting tribute and Zilla Brown of was the lucky lady who was given this task.


What you see are photos of the original skirt and the end result, which look fabulous and I’m sure will be a lasting reminder.

Memory bear