Making time

Just finished making our first clock of the year, designed by us, and made in the shop. The multi-layered Forest Fox clock We’ve never found a clock that is suitable for a child that wasn’t, well, childish. A pirate ship might do them for a few years, but they will still outgrow it. What we wanted was a clock that would appeal to any age, but with enough fun for a child. We’ve be open…
Wooden wand with engraved Elvish

Magic from the New Forest – Elvish Wands

Our wands are made from hand-coppiced hazel and silver birch. Coppicing is the traditional forestry practice of cutting these short-lived trees, to encourage regrowth and as a consequence increase biodiversity of the woodland. Our wands are sourced from the award-winning Pondhead Conservation Trust based a mile from our shop. Hand-cut then walked home where they are shaped on a shave horse with a draw knife, then dried on our aga. Next walked up to the shop…