A Bit About Us
We are husband and wife team, Greg and Jess who started Handmade in Blighty in 2013 with a kernel of an idea to share our passion for our arts, crafts and our skills with others who would enjoy them too.
We live in the beautiful countryside of Somerset in England. We are extremely lucky to have wonderful woodland walks on our doorstep and often spend quality time outside being inspired by the nature around us.
BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED ITEMS, ALL HANDMADE IN THE UK
Our attention to detail is paramount in every item we make. We offer a range of woodenware using locally sourced British hard woods. Greg has a passion for wood-turning and turns stunning wooden bowls and platters using his lathe. He also makes handmade wooden chopping boards, serving boards, cheese boards, wedding cake stands and our popular salad hands. Greg has been carving spoons, ladles and kitchen utensils for years and shares his passion with others on our Blighty Bushcraft spoon carving courses which make a great gift for anyone looking to learn a new skill or hone an existing one. Jess hand paints art coasters, pot stands, place mats and lovely additions for the home. Every piece we make is handmade and therefore unique, adding to the character of the item. Most of the items we make can be personalised to order to add that extra special touch.
OUR COURSES, EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
We also teach our skills through Blighty Bushcraft. We run a range of courses and workshops including spoon carving, foraging, fire-lighting and bushcraft. We tend to use woodland in Somerset, however we are happy to travel within mainland U.K to run courses and events for you. Please contact us if you have something in mind, with as much notice as possible. We work locally with the National Trust, the Woodland Trust and many schools to name but a few. We believe that we all need to take time out of our busy lives to take in the great abundance of wonderful plants, trees and nature that we have around us. We have a wide range of options available from ongoing educational programmes, corporate team building to muddy bushcraft birthday parties. Please see our course page for further information.
PERSONALISED GIFTS PERFECT FOR WEDDINGS
Most of our items can be personalised to your requirements such as bride and groom names and wedding date on a handmade wedding cake stand. We can also inscribe on the base of our bowls or boards for anniversary, christening, birthday or retirement gifts to name but a few. We undertake special commissions so if you are looking for something in particular that isn’t listed on our website then get in touch and we’ll let you know if we can help. Our hand painted art coasters, table mats and pot stands also make great hand crafted gifts. If you would like to send your gift direct to your loved ones with a personal message and card we are happy to do so for you. Please see our product range for further details.
Proud to be British
LOVINGLY HANDMADE IN BRITAIN
At Handmade in Blighty we love what we do and where we are in the world. All of our products are handmade in Britain (Dear Old Blighty). Everything is handmade by us (or by fantastic local designers and makers) in our workshop in Somerset. We love inspiring other crafters and like minded people on Instagram and other social media. We feel there is a lot that can be learnt and shared about our crafts. We are always keen to get customer feedback on our high quality products and our services.