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

Aview 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 FestivalLocation: Butser Ancient FarmLink out: Click hereDescription: 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. why not come […]

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 took us to Wales to collect our […]

Hamble Festival

Title: Hamble Festival Location: Hamble-le-Rice Description: Another new show for us this year in the lovely village of Hamble-le-Rice (Hamble) and again we will have our full range for sale as well as a slightly different demonstration Start Time: 09:30 Date: 2017-05-06 End Time: 15:00

Beltain Festival 2017

Title: Beltain Festival 2017Location: Butser Ancient FarmLink out: Click hereDescription: This will be our third year at this beautiful event and it gets better every year. but remember it is a ticked event so get your tickets now.Start Time: 16:30Date: 2017-04-29End Time: 22:00

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 […]