It's the 2nd February and work is beginning on a commission from Kent Wildlife Trust. We have been working with Kent Wildlife Trust to develop Cromers Wood in Sittingbourne. The commission is for a sign for the wood, made from logs coppiced from the chestnut trees on site. Here's Garry carefully carving the letters. Garry is working towards his goal of setting up his own business and taking on his own commissions.
A cold week at the beginning of the month meant the group put in 110% effort to warm themselves by working hard on the following projects: a bench, a bird feeder, a drawer unit, continued work on the woodland sign, 3 tables, a register shelf, a hedgehog house and a Japanese inspired dolls house.....
Later that week, Stewart finished a beautiful register shelf commission. "Me and Dave built a commissioned book stand. We were asked to make it to keep the signing in book accessible for people using The Pulse. It was something new to build. I worked really hard and it's exciting to see it finished and being used." - Stewart Cherry
Ever inspired by the weather, Project Lead Terie commented on the group's Facebook page with "What a rainy start to our week...and what do we do on a rainy day? We make products for our pop up shop at Macknade on 24th March...." The group are preparing examples of bespoke furniture items and products for a stall at Macknade Fine Foods in Faversham. Elaine is making a trivet and says "I have never made one before, but I am enjoying it". The group also attached the top to a bedside unit that will be available for sale on the day. (If you want to find out what a trivet is, make sure you visit the Eco Shed shop at Macknade on 24th March!)
The work doesn't slow up at the end of the month. The last week has seen David working on a hedgehog house, Andrew is working on sanding his table top and the group is progressing with the bedside unit. Stewart continues to perfect his shelf building skills and says "I'm really happy with how my book shelf is going".
And to top off the month, on 26th February, the Eco shed has officially been branded! Look out for our mark on future products.
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The Eco Shed shop is open at 29 Park Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1RD from 9am - 3pm, Monday to Friday.