Ancient scripts symbols and legends

hand carved Celtic knot cuff

Ancient scripts, symbols and legands For many years now we have been using runes, symbols and other text in our leather work, but what does it all mean? and why do use it? This post will try and help decipher some of the words and the meanings behind them as well giving an insight into […]

Birch cutting at Highcombe Edge

Birch cutting at Highcombe Edge We have finally started cutting birch for next seasons besom brooms, the birch we cut now will be used from about June/July onwards once it has seasoned in a dark place. We have to say a massive thank you to the National trust team at Hindhead common and the devil’s […]

A view from the sharp end

A view from the sharpend a Stihl msa220C battery saw

A view from the sharp end A review of our newest chainsaw the Stihl MSA220c battery saw Background Before we review our newest saw we thought a bit of back ground was in order, for those not so familiar with the Chainsaw landscape. Historically the two big players in the forestry industry, chainsaw wise, have […]

East Meon Country Fair

man in shorts operating a pole lathe

Title: East Meon Country FairLocation: East Meon village hallLink out: Click hereDescription: We have been supporting this event for a number of years.This year we will be back bigger than ever with both our Broom squire and pole lath demonstrations, both making unique products for you to buy, all of our timber is cut from […]

Wandering Witches’ Art & Craft Fayre

our stall at wandering witches fayre

Title: Wandering Witches’ Art & Craft Fayre – Witches pirates, and a one armed bandit Location: Portchester Community Centre Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD Link out: Click here Description: This will be a New event for us and as we are going to be out side weather dependant. For a number of years we have been […]

Beltain Festival

Title: Beltain Festival Location: Butser Ancient Farm Link out: Click here Description: Beltain is the ancient Celtic celebration to mark the beginning of summer, with music, dancing and the burning of the giant Wickerman. We have been celebrating with festival goers for a number of years, as always we will be bringing our pole lathe. […]

Black gold; 10 years in the making

Black gold; 10 years in the making Our charcoal story started 10 years ago with a course on the Hampshire/Dorset border, just outside Cranbourne, with the aptly named Pete “the Charcoal” Jameson (PJ). Pete threw us in at the deep end and we learned the processes and the smells of charcoal burning. Our next journey […]

Shamrock Quay Festival

A side view of a person using a using a pole lathe

Title: Shamrock Quay Festival Location: William Street, SO14 5QL, SO14 5QL Southampton Link out: Click here Description: This is a new event for both Hampshire Farmers Markets and us but it looks like being a stunning show. even better we will have our full range of products for sale and a few little surprises too […]

Beltain at Butser

Title: Beltain at ButserLocation: Butser Ancient FarmDescription: We are honoured to have been invited back to demonstrate and sell at this year’s Beltain Event. We have been moved along the site this year opposite the beer tent (event better) and we will have lots of Celtic a Pagan Theme.Start Time: 16:00Date: 2016-04-30End Time: 24:00

‎Meon Springs Country Experience Weekend‬

Title: ‎Meon Springs Country Experience Weekend‬Location: Meon springs WestmeonLink out: Click hereDescription: The Meon springs countryside event gets bigger and better every year and as always we will be in a prime position in the main show field along with other members of Hampshire Coppice Craftsmens’ Goup. Start Time: 10:00Date: 2016-04-09End Time: 16:30