Bolthole Rawtenstall

We Have a New Stockist – Introducing Bolthole Rawtenstall

Bolthole Rawtenstall has been in the Rossendale valley town for over 11 years, and was recently taken over by husband and wife team, Peter & Jayne.

Bolthole RawtenstallBolthole Rawtenstall

We were fortunate enough to meet Jayne at Top Drawer in London, back in January 2018, and we couldn’t believe it when she said how local she was to us. We talked Jayne through our products and discussed the potential for some different items and perhaps an exclusive range. We were delighted when Jayne then went on to place an order, and we hear our products are doing very well in the shop to date!
The shop is full of beautiful items, including eclectic gifts, books, candles and homewares, and now, William Firth Woodcraft products, too.

Our Work

Bolthole RawtenstallBolthole houses a currently exclusive range of Serving Boards, which are slightly larger than our ‘hero’ product that you’ll be used to seeing. We can’t wait to launch a new range of Serving Boards in Summer 2018.

Jayne said, “I chose these wonderful handmade  pieces because they really add something unique and special to our curated range of homeware products. We don’t have many so we make sure to try to source the unusual quality pieces that our customers love. It was an extra special experience a few weeks ago to pop across to see William at his workshop and see where the pieces come to life; such a rare opportunity as a retailer! I’m looking forward to introducing more of William’s pieces to the range in the future.”

We’re so happy to be working with a local, beautiful shop owned by such a lovely couple. We hope to work together long into the future.

If you have any questions about working together or would like to know more, click here to get in touch.


Handmade Personalised Beer Pump Clips

Case Study: Tap Handles & Pump Clips for Thornbridge Brewery

Recently we have completed a bespoke project for Thornbridge Brewery, creating personalised handmade Pump Clips and Tap Handles for a variety of their beers.

Personalised Handmade Pump ClipsThornbridge Brewery

Thornbridge Brewery started brewing in 2005, out of the grounds of Thornbridge Hall. From being an original 10 barrel brewery, to winning over 350 awards, the Brewery now operates from two sites and the company have many Pubs. Also attending many Beer Festivals throughout the year, Thornbridge asked William Firth Woodcraft to create a variety of bespoke Pump Clips & Tap Handles to assist.

Personalised Handmade Pump Clips & Tap Handles

Personalised Handmade Pump Clips & Tap HandlesWe were tasked to create personalised Pump Clips for several different beers, as well as Tap Handles to go with them. Produced from American Black Walnut, an initial shape was created that was followed for each clip, making each uniform but still completely handmade. The same process occurred for each Tap Handle and then each product was finished with personalisation through a laser etching machine.

Once etched, each product was then finished and checked and then sent out to the Brewery.

Personalised Handmade Pump ClipsWith over 86,000 followers across three social media platforms, and such a huge variety of beers on offer, we were honoured to be asked to work with such a prestigious Brewery, and we hope to work together long into the future.

If you have any questions about our work with Thornbridge Brewery, or you’d like to discuss working together, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We Have a New Stockist – Introducing Hive Homeware

We are extremely excited to tell you we have a new stockist, Hive Homeware based in Cardiff.

Hive Homeware – A Shop for People who Want to Buy Less. But Better.

Hive homeware is an online platform with monthly ‘preview’ events across Cardiff, Wales and the rest of the UK. Hive Preview events offer a rolling array of complementary services aimed at bringing in shoppers for reasons beyond the typical collection of homeware, such as in-store coffee shops, live bands and events.

Hive is not only environmentally and socially conscious, but also conscious of the moment – some would call this mindful. Hive understands that a true appreciation of the every day is not a skill that everyone has innately, but it is indeed one that can be learnt. Hive encourage their customers, through the relationships, they build with them and the items that they purchase to celebrate craft, embrace longevity, and redefine their understanding of ‘value’.

To find out where Hive will be previewing next, visit

Our Work

Hive are currently stocking a range of our Kitchen Utensils, which will also be available online soon via their website.

Founder of Hive, Shaun Hocke said, “We discovered William Firth Woodcraft at Top Drawer in London in January – As always with these sorts of trade fairs we weren’t there to buy wooden craft, but hey that’s how it goes. We came across William and Jess tucked away, and it was clear from the start they are passionate about what they do. At Hive we only work with people who we feel share of passion and drive for what they do. We love how every single one of their products are 100% handmade from start to finish and is therefore unique.”

We truly feel that our brands are similar in the way we do business and the way we work together, and we are so excited to be working together, and hope to for a long time to come!

If you have any questions or would like to discuss stocking our work, click here to get in touch.