The Grumpy Wood Gnome emerges every now and then from his shed and brings us a box full of the things he has made. Always turned items, always from local wood and often from bits and pieces he has foraged or reclaimed from somewhere. He selects each piece of wood specially and using skills he has honed from years hiding in his shed, he makes exquisite wooden items. If they don't live up to his exacting standards, they go in his stove.
The pin cushions or pin cases we have at the moment are English Yew, spalted sycamore or beech. The pins stick in the tightly coiled wool cloth that Mrs WG packs in left over from her stash of making historical clothing (she also runs sewing workshops for us). It is a design that we think especially useful and cleverly thought out. If you are in Shropshire and hear a rummaging in the woods or hedgerows and catch a glimpse of a long ginger beard, it may be Grumpy Wood Gnome!