props for Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood

Last year I made a lovely set of bowls and mazers for Ridley Scott’s medieval film “Nottingham” then at the last minute it was canceled due to the pending actors strike. I just heard that it is up and running again and starts filming in 5 weeks. Russel Crowe is Robin Hood and Cate Blanchett […]

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lost crafts

Lost Crafts by Una McGovern has been a surprisingly good read. The book covers around 100 crafts with about 3 pages each. I expected it to be superficial and poorly written, the sort of thing you get in the local paper. In fact each craft gets a very accurate and concise summary with interesting anecdotes. […]

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wonderful snowy scenery

I live where I do because I have a deep connection with the natural landscape and being in beautiful places is very important to me. I never take the scenery for granted and in fact when you live in a hilly place everyday the light changes the view and highlights things you have never noticed […]

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more spoon racks

So I have been talking with Mathew about spoon racks and thought I would put a few pictures of different types up here. These date from the days when everyone had their own personal wooden spoon which they washed and popped back in the rack. First a joined one, these are quite common in the […]

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beautiful wooden spoons

I was just contacted by a chap in the US who does some spooncarving and chairmaking. He was taken with some pictures of a spoon rack on our website and wanted better pictures to show how it was made. So I thought I would put them here and a link to his site too. His […]

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