William Firth Woodcraft to Attend Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair 2018

We are delighted to be able to tell you all that we are heading back our favourite Christmas Market, Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair Weekend 2018 for our third year in a row.

We made the conscious decision this year only to do ONE Christmas Market, and so it was an easy choice as to which one that would be.

Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair Weekend 2018Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair Weekend 2018

This year, the festivities are being held between Friday 30th November and Sunday 2nd December. As with previous years, the Chalet Village will be within the Market Square, and the Lunesdale Hall will have an indoor marketplace, full of different products for you to enjoy. All the amazing businesses get involved and with a hive of activities for children and adults alike, it is sure to be a spectacular (and extremely festive) weekend once again.

Handmade Cooking SpoonsWilliam Firth Woodcraft

We will be back in the Chalet Village this year, exhibiting a wide range of products (and even showcasing some new ones you may not have seen before!) and at a wide variety of budgets, so you are sure to find the perfect Christmas present this year for your loved ones. Be sure to pop down and say hello, as we love to chat to all the shoppers and visitors throughout the weekend.

If you’d like to find out more about Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair Weekend, please click here. 

If you have any questions or would like to know more, don’t hesitate to contact us.

We Have a New Stockist – Storie Paris

Storie ParisStorie Paris

Storie Paris is a beautiful, eclectic shop based in, you guessed it,  Paris in France. Priding themselves on ‘decoration, design and sustainable craft’, Storie is full of independent brands who create a wide range of products – now, including ours!

OUR WORK

Storie ParisWe have been working on a range of products for Storie over the Summer, including Kitchen Utensils, Serving Boards, Turned Bowls and more. The woods we have used include Walnut, Sycamore, Oak as well as Exotic woods Purpleheart and Zebrano.

We are so very proud to now be stocking in Europe, not just the UK and are very excited to continue working with Storie long into the future.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact us.

Found Gallery Dunbar

William Firth Woodcraft & Found Gallery, Dunbar

Found Gallery is a beautiful space located in Dunbar, outside of Edinburgh.

Found Gallery

Found Gallery opened in 2010 by husband and wife team, Amy and Simon. The gallery has become a real eclectic mix of handmade, beautiful pieces. Alongside Amy’s own artwork, a wide range of work is shown which changes regularly, and we are so pleased to say William Firth Woodcraft is soon to be one of them!

Found Gallery DunbarOur Work

We have been given complete free reign to come up with a selection of products that compliment each other, and that will sit well in the Found Gallery. We are working on a wide range of pieces that we believe will be perfectly suited to the space, and without giving away too much at this stage, there will be a mix of our most popular products as well as some exclusive, one-off pieces.

Found Gallery DunbarAmy said, “Here at Found we love the excitement of a great ‘find’.  Beautiful pieces, that are quirky, unusual and exquisitely made.  When I saw William’s gorgeous wood while meandering online one day, I knew he’d be a perfect fit for the gallery. A true contemporary craftsman, his work is 100% handmade, beautiful as well as functional and sits well with our ‘one of a kind’ ethos.  I’m excited to be showcasing his work, and look forward to selling loads of wonderful wood here at Found.”

We can’t wait to see our work in Found, and we’re even using it as an opportunity to visit in person, when we hand deliver the pieces. Our pieces will be available from the beginning of September.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact us.

Three Hills Brewing

Case Study: Tap Handles for Three Hills Brewing

We recently completed a project with Three Hills Brewing, creating Personalised Tap Handles for their range of Beers.

Three Hills BrewingThree Hills Brewing

Three Hills Brewing is a nano-brewery based in Woodford, Northamptonshire. Each 225l small batch is brewed with creativity in mind, focussing on creating new recipes with each batch rather than keeping the same beers each time.

Three Hills were looking for a new batch of Tap Handles to showcase their beers and so came to us to see if we could help.

Personalised Beer Tap Handles

We worked with Three Hills to come up with a range of Tap Handles that showcases the content they need on each handle and their branding. The tap handles were supplied with etching on three sides and an insert in the base, ready for Three Hills to use them straight away.

The complete order went out earlier in June and as you can see from this photo, they work a charm!

If you have any questions about the work we have completed for Three Hills or would like to get in touch about a bespoke order, contact us.

William Firth Woodcraft to Attend The Good Life Experience

The Good Life Experience 2018

Photography: Melissa Parsons

You may remember that in 2017, we attended The Good Life Experience as normal festival-goers. We even wrote a blog post about our time there, which you can read by clicking here. Well, this year, we are so pleased to let you know that we are attending The Good Life Experience 2018 and our products will be on sale all weekend!

The Good Life Experience 2018

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The Good Life Experience is a fantastic festival, hosted on the Hawarden Estate in North Wales and takes place in September each year; this year from 14-16th. Founded by Cerys Matthews, Steve Abbott, Charlie Gladstone and Caroline Gladstone, we can say first had that TGLE is a truly wholesome and inspiring festival, offering visitors such a huge variety of activities throughout their time there. From talks, to cooking sessions, to music and to the Marketplace, there is so much to do and see throughout the weekend, you are sure to have a fantastic time. The Good Life Experience aims to create experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. So far the 2018 line up includes DJs Trevor Nelson and Norman Jay MBE, brave adventurer Ben Fogle, poet Hannah Jane Walker and so many more, with even more to be announced.

William Firth Woodcraft

We had the pleasure of meeting Charlie Gladstone back in January at Top Drawer, and we got chatting about our work and the festival. Charlie mentioned that he would love to see us at TGLE again and urged us to get in touch regarding a stand there. So that’s exactly what we did! We will be attending the Festival all weekend and our work will be on sale. We are launching a new range of Serving Boards in Summer so this will be their first outing, too.

We cannot wait to attend the Festival, and urge you to check out their website as it is such a wonderful, wonderful weekend.

We look forward to seeing you there at The Good Life Experience 2018! If you have any questions or would like to know more, don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Whitworth William Firth Woodcraft

We Have a New Stockist – Introducing The Whitworth

The Whitworth Art Gallery is part of the University of Manchester, and is based in Whitworth Park.

The Whitworth

The Whitworth was first established in 1889, as the first English gallery in the Park; and in 2015 the Gallery received funding, allowing it to double in size and hold many more pieces.  The Gallery is now part of the University of Manchester, and is a place of research and academic collaboration. Part of the Gallery is a beautiful gift shop, and that’s where William Firth Woodcraft comes in!

Back in January 2018, we met the team from The Whitworth at an event, and were so pleased when they gave us great feedback regarding our products. Shortly after the event, we received an order of a variety of products that they would like to hold in the Gallery Shop.

The WhitworthOur Work

The order The Whitworth placed contains a mixture of Wonky Serving Boards, Cooking Spoons, Spatulas and a wide variety of Bowls.

As with all of our products and orders, each product is handmade from the finest timber and each piece of wood, particularly for the bowls in this case, is picked for its character and unique qualities. Every product is created out of our workshop in Scorton, in Lancashire, utilising best practices and traditional methods.

We’re so pleased that our work is featured in such a fantastic location, and we can’t wait to visit it in the flesh to see for ourselves! We’re very much looking forward to working with The Whitworth for a long time to come.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

This year, Father’s Day falls on June 17th, and William Firth Woodcraft is here to help you find the perfect gift, with our Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018.

Whether you’re buying for your Dad, Grandad, Husband or just someone in your life that you want to appreciate on this day, we’ve got you covered. We’ve selected our top 5 products that we think will make the perfect gift this year.

Under £30

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018Personalised Beer Paddle

A recent addition to Not on the High Street, our Personalised Beer Paddles are the perfect gift to accompany your Dad’s favourite beer this Father’s Day.

Crafted from Beech and holding either 3 or 5 third pint glasses that come packaged with the Paddle, it is a real showstopper of a gift and is sure to be cherished by your loved ones.

Click here to shop the 5 Glass Paddle

Click here to shop the 3 Glass Paddle

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018Personalised Serving Board

With the ability to personalise our Serving Boards, AND offering free delivery, this is a great versatile gift that really will be unique to its recipient.

Created from one solid piece of Beech, the wood is cut down from a plank and the rest of the shaping and finishing is done completely by hand out of our workshop.

Offering both the ‘Wonky’ Serving Board and ‘Long’ Serving Board and free delivery, you’re sure to find the perfect option here

Click here to shop the Wonky Serving Board

Click here to shop the Long Serving Board

Under £50

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018Personalised Beer Caddy

One of our most popular products of the year so far, our Personalised Beer Caddies are a great, product, ready to fill with 6 of your loved ones’ favourite beers. Crafted from Beech and complete with a mounted bottle opener, the Caddy can be personalised with your message ready to give this Father’s Day.

As with all of our products, our Beer Caddies are 100% handmade, and would truly make a fantastic gift!

Click here to shop the Personalised Beer Caddy

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018Desk Tidy

The perfect way to organise anyone’s workspace, our Handmade Desk Tidy is a fantastic and unique gift to give this Father’s Day. Whether it’s to hold pens, pencils or even small tools in a shed, garage or workshop, this piece is a truly stylish way to organise just about anything!

The Desk Tidies take several days to produce from start to finish, due to the finishes and patterns that represent William Firth Woodcraft’s style and quality of work. Created from a variety of woods, each product is unique and has its own character, meaning you’ll be giving a truly memorable gift this Father’s Day.

Click here to shop the Desk Tidy

Under £100

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018End Grain Chopping Board

Our Hero product, and still one of our most popular since we launched in 2016, the End Grain Chopping Board is the ultimate addition to any kitchen, and really would be a showstopping gift this Father’s Day.

Our Boards are made completely by hand from start to finish, meaning they take well over a week to produce each single board. Available in both 14×8″ and 16×10″ and either patterned or striped, you’re sure to please with this beautiful gift!

Click here to shop the End Grain Chopping Boards

If you have any questions or would like to know more about our Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

William Firth Woodcraft part of Not on the High Street Birthday Campaign

As you may be aware, we are now part of the Not on the High Street family. Throughout the year, the website launches various campaigns and we are thrilled to let you know, we have been asked to be part of the ‘Birthdays’ campaign!

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Now in its twelfth year, Not on the High Street brings together independent designers, makers & businesses and puts them on a fantastic platform, that has a reach worldwide. With thousands of partners, and millions of customers, Not on the High Street is keen to give independents a chance to be shown, and we are now one of them!

Birthdays Campaign

Not on the High Street Birthdays CampaignLaunching in March 2018 and active through to June 2018, the Birthdays Campaign features businesses that offer ideal gifts, both personalised and non-personalised, for every recipient imaginable.

Our Beer Caddy has been selected to be part of the ‘Best Gifts for Him’ section, and you can find it (with free delivery) on the website,  by clicking here. 

As mentioned above, the campaign runs to June 2018; we’ve already had an influx of Caddy orders so we’re very excited to see out the remainder of this exciting time for us.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

 

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.