We have been asked to put on a carving course next year. So here it is - a day of carving and painting birds and fantastic animals. This is free form carving in a Big Tree style. Here's some images of what's come out of a days workshop trial, with Kirsty, Gail, Iver, and Chris. Check out the course dates and get booked up ......
This is the indoor workshop space that we use for prototyping, playing with new products and a place to retire into when it just gets too wild and windy outside in the big outdoor gallery garden.
We have been encouraged to build a shop front - A Big Treen Products page. (Treen literally means "of a tree", just in case you didn't know) We are always looking at new ways to create added value from our forest resource and to make products that are perhaps a bit different, quirky or of artistic and cultural value. Anyway here's some below and plenty more to be found on the shop page. All profits go towards community woodland regeneration projects and social forestry benefit here in Scotland. Let us know what you think about the products.
Such a nice day and such a nice group of folks booked up for our second basket making session this year. Expertly led by Anna Leibmann - Mary, Cate, Helen, Gavin, Elaine, Anne, Mary and Jane made beautiful baskets. Massive technique shown and demonstrated in all the final products - well done guys. Keep making !!!
Since prehistoric times, through to medieval and to the present industrial age of the Scottish Borders where we live the wooded landscape has been used for fuel and building materials. Our landscape has been forested, scoured by glaciers, reforested, deforested, farmed and is slowly, slowly getting some of our trees back into the landscape. Its an area of continuous occupation for over 5,000 years. A long "relationship" with trees. The Big Tree Society supports community woodland activity throughout Scotland and beyond.
Because we live in Scotland and we get so much rain, we take our green landscape for granted sometimes. Its not until you start to break down the green spectrum and analyse the palette that you see just how many 00's of green there actually is.
Was a hot day stripping the willow with Sho, Anthony, Elise, Allister, Paul and Alex. We all harvested, stripped and made six amazing chairs for the garden. Great craic as usual amongst the new makers.
We know, we know ... its only May 2017. !! However we've been asked so many times for 2018 course date, as we have been booked up for this year for a while now. So as to avoid disappointment - you might want to consider some course dates for the early half of next year. Spaces filling already ! Courses here
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