Winter is drawing to a close. The long dark nights are becoming a thing of the past. As the sun rises up and announces the coming of new life, the seasons change and we move forward into springtime.
We are celebrating the coming of the new season with the launching of a series of Giclee prints taken from an original mixed media painting, Arise, by our very own Gail Dixon.
The painting itself depicts the sun rising up above a Hilltop bringing light, colour and life to the community that nestles beneath it.
The prints are available in a variety of sizes unmounted, mounted or framed. Mounted or framed prints come signed by Gail.
Framed prints will be framed by hand in our own workshop using our bespoke picture framing service using locally grown wood
You can find Arise, as well as prints of Gail’s other work, here.
We’re excited to announce that our exclusive Christmas cards are back in stock! While it may feel that Christmas is too far away, we’ve all been caught out by how quickly it comes around!
So, if you are looking for a special Christmas card to give friends or family, these may just fit the bill.
Each of these cards are taken from an original photograph by Mike Dixon and feature glittered details that have been applied by hand.
They are available for £2.50 each or you can get a pack of any 5 for £10 (in-store only).
You can buy these Christmas Cards online, individually or in pre-selected packs, here.
These wonderful handmade tree decorations by Mike from offcuts of timber left after making his frames and chopping boards.
They are roughly finished and are charming on their own, but particularly so when grouped together in a little Copse.
As you can see, when grouped together the variety of the woods used – Ash, Beech, Elm, Oak, Sycamore – achieve a beautiful range of colour, texture and pattern which makes each Copse unique! Each piece of timber used is grown locally in the borderlands of Scotland.
These are available in our Dumfries store and Online either individually or in randomly selected “Copses” of 3 or 5 trees (£8.99, £26 and £42 respectively)
October 2017 Photography Exhibition
We will be holding an exhibition of the photographic work of The Handmade Crafthouse this Autumn. Preparations are well under way as the pictures begin to come together. There are still lots more frames to make, glue, pin, sand and oil. Photos to print, mount, glaze and then finally, display.
Preparations are well under way at The Handmade Craft House for an upcoming Photography Exhibition of our own photography which is to be held this coming October.
More details to follow…
Gail’s been busy putting together these wonderful outdoor-themed handmade cards. The range is called Pineneedle and each design features a stitched pine tree.
These unique cards are available in our Dumfries store and are £3.99 each.
Some new Beech cheese boards have arrived in store. Like all of our cheese boards and serving platters, these are handmade by Mike Dixon using locally grown timber from the borderlands of Scotland.
These boards feature some truly beautiful grain and have a lovely, delicate milkiness to the colouring. As with all our boards, they are suitable for preparing and serving food or just to bring a touch of rustic charm to your kitchen!
The boards featured here start at £18 for the small, handled platters, ranging to £39 for the table runner.
You can find more of our exclusive boards and platters here.
We’ve got a few new designs in our popular Photocards range. These cards feature photographs taken by Mike Dixon and come cello-packed with a recycled kraft envelope. Each card is blank inside for your own message.
The Photocards range – which includes wildlife, landscapes and flowers – can be found here – each card costs £2.50.
Celebrate Father’s day with these quirky cards illustrated by Tim Pattimore. Each card features a particularly “daddish” hobby with a variety of items that go along with that pass time. The cards are blank for your own message and come complete with recycled a envelope.
Designs available –
These cards are available in store at £2.50 each.
Introducing a brand new design for our Heart Of Wood handmade chopping boards and serving platters! These boards are big enough for all manner of food preparation tasks as well as looking gorgeous as part of a table display. (Just imagine a ploughman’s lunch or buffet with these pile high with cheeses, cold meats, fruits, berries and vegetable dips as the centrepiece!)
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