Walking Stick Making
In Wales, the abundance of indigenous woods such as hazel, ash, alder and hawthorn has contributed to this once prolific rural craft.
The wood is cut in Winter, when the sap is low and left to season for at least a year. When they are ready the craftsman begins to shape the stick, by careful sawing, rasping and filing, working with the natural grain and knots found in the wood to best effect.
Blodwen has commissioned an award-winning stick maker, to produce a range of beautiful hand made sticks from native woods, ranging from carved shepherds crooks to walking sticks ideal for ramblers.
Learn More :
The British Stickmakers Guild - www.your-adviser.com/bsg
The South Wales Stickmakers Assoociation - www.southwalesstickmakers.org