The Little Brown Dog Workshop sources and commissions beautiful solid wooden shapes for crafters, artists and toymakers. Our items are natural and tactile - just perfect for your own creative projects. We love natural materials and finding gorgeous, high quality shapes is as important to us as it is to you.
We're working to source more locally so that we have a fully traceable, ethical supply chain and reduce our product travel miles. At the moment most of our turned shapes are from the US and Europe. Most of our stamp cut shapes originate in China - at the moment we can't find suitable alternatives to these.
You can find lots of lovely things in the shop and join in with what's going on in the workshop via Instagram and Facebook. We're working up to some brilliant project ideas and artist features on the blog and you can also get an exclusive look behind the scenes with the newsletter.
I've got a few plans in the pipeline for some gorgeous, exclusive new shapes and projects. I'm ridiculously excited about it and I'd love you to keep in touch to be first to hear the news!
It all happens in our little workshop, perched on the edge of a steep, wooded valley in the Staffordshire Moorlands, near the Peak District.
We have an old home - chaotic, mid-renovation and embarrassingly eccentric. We don't have plaster on many walls yet and the vegetable garden is more organised than the house. In spite of our rescue greyhound, wild rabbits doze on the lawn amongst the daisies.
We are surrounded by trees and nature and there's a lot of wildlife. The garden is full of birds, from the tiniest goldcrests to wheeling buzzards and tawny owls. Something's digging up the bark near the shed at night and there are newts and dragonflies in the pond. I am inspired by nature and the inability to lose a child-like hope that communities of tiny magical creatures might exist in the undergrowth.
The studio has stacks of books, jars of ribbons, pots jammed with paintbrushes, boxes full of paints, papers and tins stuffed with little treasures. There are wood parts everywhere. I pack, paint, draw and make in the middle of it while the dog lounges about on his ridiculously large bed.