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Dorset Coppice Members

Alexander Huxley

Contact: Alexander Huxley
13 Kinsettle Estate, Semley, Shaftesbury, Wilts , SP7 9AJ
Tel: 01747 851547
Email: arg.huxley@btinternet.com
Web: huxley-sticks.co.uk

Stickmaker, coppice worker, creator of coppice products.

Andrew Lakeman

Contact: Andrew Lakeman
Upalong, , 3 Main Road, , West Lulworth, Dorset , BH20 5RW
Tel: 07989 174320
Email: andrewlakeman@btinternet.com

Andrew makes natural wood catapults, primitive bows, antler & wood products, antler brooches, wooden candle holders and walking sticks.

Bodger John

Contact: John Gillingham
Redbridge Farm, Dolmans Hill, Lychett Matravers, Dorset , BH16 6HP
Tel: 07982 247570
Email: john@bodgerjohn.com
Web: bodgerjohn.com

Bodger John provides training and workshops in a range of green woodworking and pole lathe crafts.

Conygar Coppice

Contact: Anthony Brown
1 The Orchard, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset , SP5 5QL
Tel: 01725 552814
Email: capablebrown@btinternet.com
Web: conygarcoppice.com

Education, Forest Schools, Alternative Structures, Hedgelaying, coppice work, hurdles (Sussexgate and Dorset) bespoke green woodwork, composting toilets, Douglas Fir and Larch sawn to order

Coppiceworks & Touchwood Crafts - P&J Snelson

Contact: Pete & Jilly Snelson
Well Cottage, Westrow, Holwell, Sherborne, Dorset , DT9 5LF
Tel: 01963 23680
Email: coppiceworks@aol.com

Our range of Touchwood Crafts include Walking sticks, Welly boot stands, Coat pegs and Racks, Bug boxes, Billhook holder, Beanpoles, Peasticks, Garden Planters and Obelisks and many more crafty things !

David Cowell

Contact: David Cowell and Helen Lawrie
5 Bryanston, Blandford Forum, Dorset , DT11 0PR
Tel: 01258 488781
Email: lawrieh22@btinternet.com

Blacksmith available for projects or teaching courses. Also miniature equine low impact outfit available for small scale woodland extraction from difficult to reach areas. Suitable for coppice work or anything else you can think of where a machine simply won't do. We don't take ourselves too seriously but you may be amazed at the power to weight ratio

Denise White

Contact: Denise White
84 Harkwood Drive, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset , BH15 4PF
Tel: 01202 801164
Email: Denise.driftwoodart800@talktalk.net

Driftwood art & natural wood art

Earthworm Landscapes & Forestry

Contact: Gerald Orlebar
Wimborne, Dorset
Tel: 07811 946 830
Email: contact@earthwormlandscapes.co.uk
Web: earthwormlandscapes.co.uk

Restoration of neglected woodland and coppice. Flail services to clear bramble, rhododendrons, etc. All types of excavator services, new paths and ditches,. Tree shears to clear overgrown tracks. Specialist in installation and management of wildflower turf.

George Darwall

Contact: George Darwall
3 The Mead, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset , SP7 0PH
Tel: 01747 811888
Email: ghddarwall@yahoo.co.uk

Pea sticks, beanpoles, kindling, wattle hurdles, carved wooden love spoons, hedge laying and rush seating. Illustrated talks on crafts, conservation, wildlife and historical topics.

Greenwood Workshop

Contact: Toby Hoad
Homestead, Bushey, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset , BH20 5JP
Tel: 07984 488894
Email: toby@greenwoodworkshop.co.uk
Web: greenwoodworkshop.co.uk

Greenwood workshops

Hedgerow Crafts Pyrography

Contact: Mandy Staple
Tel: 07767 893324
Email: mandy@hedgerowcrafts.co.uk
Web: hedgerowcrafts.co.uk

Pyrography means "writing with fire" and is the traditional art of burning a design onto wood. Each piece is unique due to the individual character and grain of the wood and the creative process of pyrography that is used to enrich the wood.
All the designs are based on Mandy’s love of trees, birds of prey, wildlife and nature and she uses a wide range of British woods all sourced locally.

Huw Edwards

Contact: Huw Edwards
Litton View, Hoopers Lane, Pucknowle, Dorset , DT2 9BE
Tel: 07773453226
Email: huw.edwards@aol.co.uk

Hurdle maker; walking sticks; tent pegs; general coppice products; demonstrations.

Ian Rockett

Contact: Ian Rockett
70 Field Close, Sturminster Newton, Dorset , DT10 1QW
Tel: 07554 665955
Email: irockett@clayesmore.com

Bushcraft courses & tuition.

James Foster Landscaping

Contact: James Foster
1b Chapel Lane, Yenston, Somerset , BA8 0NH
Tel: 01963 371307
Email: jsflandscapes@gmail.com
Web: jamesfosterlandscaping.co.uk

Garden landscaping firm which designs, builds and maintains gardens. We also carry out hedge laying and small woodland management work either for conservation, aesthetics or for timber production. We aim to offer bespoke garden structures such as pergolas, fencing or rose arches using locally sourced timber.

Jim and Margaret King

Contact: Jim and Margaret King
Marim Pilmore, Holt, Wimborne, Dorset , BH21 7DB
Tel: 01202 888692
Email: marg_king@hotmail.co.uk

willow baskets basketry
We also run day courses.

Jon Broome

Contact: Jon Broome
165 East Street, Winterbourne Kingston, Dorset , DT11 9BQ
Tel: 07874 982902
Email: jonleonne@btinternet.com

Blacksmith and green woodworker.

Ken Hilton

Contact: Ken Hilton
21 Raymond Close, Verwood, Dorset , BH31 6DL
Tel: 01202 823662
Email: ken.hilton100@gmail.com

I make a range of items such as bowls, tee light holders, globlets, boxes etc.
I use mostly traditional English woods such as Oak, Ash, Beech, Walnut & Yew. I have used some European woods on occasions as some of the grains can be stunning.
I am willing to take on comissions so if you would like something made then get in touch. All my work is from my own designs and I try and make each piece unique.

Now offering wood turning taster days, please ring for details.

Mobile: 07813 434253

Loose Reins

Contact: Marc Gibbs
Ridgeway Farm, Lanchards Lane , Shillingstone, Blandford Forum, Dorset , DT11 0TF
Tel: 01258 863533
Email: Enquiries@loosereins.co.uk
Web: loosereins.co.uk

When the trail is stretching out in front of you, the sky is blue above you and the daily grind is well and truly to the rear, that’s one amazing feeling. Loose Reins is all about finding and enjoying that feeling, about discovering some wind-down time and enjoying the simple things in life. Out on the trail is where life makes sense. Taking in views for miles from the top of the Wessex Ridgeway or slowly trekking along leafy forest paths, you can find your trail best in the saddle, out in Loose Reins Country. From complete beginner or regular wrangler, it makes no difference. We have experienced Western Instructors giving lessons at all levels, organising family fun and leading your trails.

Mark Mitchell

Contact: Mark Mitchell , BH18 9EL
Tel: 07814 113286
Email: markmitchellarts@gmail.com
Web: markmitchellarts.co.uk

Artist and arts facilitator that uses coppiced materials in the creation of sculptures and installations for festivals, commissions etc.

Mike Provart

Contact: Mike Provart
Tel: 07836 326975
Email: mikenjean@ntlworld.com

Volunteer member

Interested in Bushcraft (several professional courses), Knots ( member of the International Guide of Knot Tyers), wooden spoon making and machine wood turning (novice). Also coppicing and most of the Groups activities.

My other interests; fishing, walking, backpacking, cycling, gym work, computing, guitar abusing, music, calligraphy

Natural Woodcraft

Contact: David Ewers
Occomore Cottage, East Morden, Dorset , BH20 7EP
Tel: 07588432812
Email: naturalwoodcraft@btinternet.com

Woodturner and Bodger
A woodworker in the traditional style characterised by the use of hand tools and green timber.

Nick Owen

Contact: Nick Owen
11 Sydenham Crescent, Wool, Wareham, Dorset , BH20 6ES
Tel: 07866 380524
Email: n.owen865@btinternet.com

Ecologist and Woodland Manager. Woodland management plans balancing timber, wildlife and site history or practical management work including coppice restoration, glade creation/maintenance and group felling. Over 25 years experience, small jobs welcome.

Oakey Smokey

Contact: John Joseph Sweeney
May Cottage, 40 Barrack Row, Durweston, Blandford Forum
Email: john@oakeysmokey.co.uk

Traditional 'pimps' - small bundles of birch & hazel that provide an ideal natural firelighter. Bespoke and bulk orders taken.

Paul Brayshaw

Contact: Paul Brayshaw
38 Chilfrome Close, Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset , BH17 9WE
Tel: 01202 603245
Email: paul@pbrayshaw.co.uk

Hand made green wood spoons and green wood crafts.

Pete Etheridge - Greenwood Coppicing

Contact: Pete Etheridge
'Durnscot', Church Lane, Sway, Hants. , SO41 6AD
Tel: 07793275039
Email: greenwoodcoppice@gmail.com

Ecologist and woodsman providing small woodland management works (inc. coppice management/restoration), coppice products and charcoal. Preparation of woodland management plans, felling licence applications, hedgelaying and ecological/protected species advice.

Peter Jameson

Contact: Peter Jameson
9 Lytham Road, Broadstone, Dorset , BH18 8JW
Tel: 07729 437553
Email: charcoalpeter@gmail.com

Charcoal (lumpwood and artists drawing charcoal), pole lathe products, traditional wooden hayrakes.

Peter Thomas

Contact: Peter Thomas
Old Rectory Cottage, Rampisham, Dorchester , DT2 0PT
Tel: 01935 83247
Email: peterlivingwood@gmail.com
Web: peterthomaslivingwood.co.uk

Woodturner - producing functional and artistic pieces expressing the organic nature of wood all of which must be sourced in Dorset.

Stickmaker - walking and working sticks

Commissions taken.

Read & Ryall

Contact: Hannah Read & Jonathan Ryall
Mews Cottage, Mill Lane, Durweston, Dorset , DT11 0QD
Tel: 07780113094
Email: readandryall@outlook.com
Web: readandryall.com

Hannah and Jonathan (aka Read & Ryall) are a creative couple whose skills span art, design, carpentry and mental health & wellbeing. We create bespoke woodwork that aims to reconnect you to the natural world. We can see the ever increasing need for breathing space in our fast paced busy, modern lives and we understand the incredible benefits of spending time in nature. By creating 'spaces to breathe' we hope to create a sanctuary for you and your family that encourages play, quiet or space for sharing. We believe each of these elements are essential in improving our overall wellbeing.

Rosemary Plomer

Contact: Rosemary Plomer
6 Hillview, Kingston, Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Tel: 07907 630040
Email: rosierosyroo@gmail.com

Bushbabies/Buddies
Childrens Woodland Stay and Play Group
Tuesday and Friday 9.30 - 12.00
Contact 07449 315650 or email rosierosyroo@gmail.com

Pre-school education + art and crafts

South Downs Coppice & Craft Centre

Contact: Darren Hammerton
"Longstock", Broad Lane, Swanmore, Hants , SO32 2PD
Tel: 01489 892383
Email: darren@out-of-the-woods.co.uk

Offering a range of coppice products and medieval timber framing.

Stephen Bartlett

Contact: Stephen Bartlett
532 Chickerell Road, Chickerell, Dorset , DT3 4DL
Tel: 07921 292002
Email: stephendbartlett@btinternet.com

Stephen provides coppice restoration, firewood sales, pea sticks & bean poles and hedgelaying.

Stevens Master Thatchers

Contact: Tom Stevens
10 Millstream Close, Wimborne, Dorset , BH21 1DW
Tel: 01202 881954
Email: tom@stevensthatch.co.uk
Web: stevensthatch.co.uk

Stevens Master Thatchers
Wimborne based thatcher using Dorset hazel and English straw.

The Dorset Charcoal Co

Contact: Jim Bettle
Hazelbury Bryan , DT10 2EB
Tel: 01258 818176
Email: Jimbettle@dorsetcharcoal.co.uk
Web: dorsetcharcoal.co.uk

Producers of top quality charcoal to suit all requirements, from BBQ`s to Biochar!
Suppliers of firewood and kindling, loose or netted. Tuition in the skills of charcoal production.

The Dorset Woodsman

Contact: Shaun Harvell
Shapwick, Blandford Forum, Dorset , DT11 9JU
Email: thedorsetwoodsman@gmail.com
Web: thedorsetwoodsman.com

Professional hurdle maker, sculptures, rustic furniture and artwork. Hazel and Willow coppice worker.

Tim Dunning Conservation

Contact: Tim Dunning
The End House, Burton Lane, East Coker, Yeovil, Somerset , BA22 9LJ
Tel: 07585 706415
Email: timdunning2013@btinternet.com

Buy or sell all species of wood. Walking sticks, spars, timer. Hedgerow and woodland management.

Treekit

Contact: Michael Storey
Unit 3, Building 446, , Aviation Business Park, , Christchurch, , Dorset , BH23 6NW
Tel: 01202 573575
Email: mike@treekit.com
Web: treekit.com

Supplier of arboricultural, rigging and tree climbing equipment.

Trevor Ball

Contact: Trevor Ball
1 Rose Cottage, Rampisham, Dorset , DT2 0PR
Tel: 01935 83793
Email: rampisham.keeper@btinternet.com

Natural edged woodturning and hollow forms

Wild Woods

Contact: Rick Smith
Halstock, 2 Meredith Close, Yeovil, Somerset , BA22 9GA
Email: info@wildwoodsdorset.co.uk
Web: wildwoodsdorset.co.uk

Zach Watts Master Thatcher

Contact: Zach Watts
31 Chantry Lane, Newtown, Beaminster, Dorset , DT8 3ER
Tel: 01308 862012
Email: zach@dorsetmasterthatcher.co.uk
Web: dorsetmasterthatcher.co.uk

Master thatcher that uses either combed wheat reed or water reed. I am experienced in both traditional and modern thatching methods using Dorset coppiced hazel spars.