Mary

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I met Mary in the Autumn , she came to visit the workshop on her travels from Canada, and loved it. Mary has come back for 3 months to volunteer and learn basket making. Mary will start with cutting more willow and coppicing the Marcassie Farm hedgerows, which are full of hazel, rose, hawthorn, and …

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A big thank you.

A huge thank you to Amy Downing , for helping me get the new web site organised , and Beth Maiden from four elements design, for putting the whole thing together.  What a lot of work it has been , i could not of managed this with out them THANK YOU.

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Creel making.

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Karen has had a wonderful time researching the history of local Creel makers of the past. Creels have there own type of construction, they are made upside down, originally they were made by sticking the stakes in the ground, but for ease sake Karen made a wooden frame for the stakes. Willow was grown on …

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New wood burner for the workshop.

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How lucky are we to have a friend, that can turn his hand to anything. Duncan Stewart made our new wood burner ( the dragon es) it not only keeps us warm in winter, we also can keep the kettle on all day, cook our lunches. The dragones burns all our willow off cuts, from …

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