Please find below a list of links to sites we think you may find useful.
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We are lucky to have one of the country's most talented carvers living a short distance from us in North Kessock.....Gabriel Moyne. Originally from France, Gabriel has a real passion for Celtic , Pictish and Viking related art and design. His work is breathtakingly professional with the greatest care taken over the finest of details.
Have a look at his site, or better still try and catch him at one of the many craft fairs and shows he takes part in.
We think Gabriel has a real "eye" for Celtic design - especially zoomorphic patterns which he relief carves on a variety of material that he obtains from us. From favourite designs to one off commissioned pieces - browse his site and admire what's on offer - you are sure to be inspired and impressed !!!!
The BSDA have a detailed and information packed website that's well worth a look.
The Association itself centres it's activities in the Scottish / Northumbrian Border country where there is a long and expert tradition of horn stickdressing, taught at night classes in the winter months by experienced tutors.
Don't miss the main show of the season - Northumberland County Show, Bank holiday Monday at the end of May each year for a fine display of work.
The Scottish Crookmakers Assoc have a long and distinguished history of promoting and encouraging the craft in Scotland, centred around the Borders but being supportive of interested groups and individuals further afield. The calendar highlight is the Border Shepherd's Show , the first Saturday in October at Yetholm, where a fine display of 250+ good, traditional , practical sticks are exhibited and all the current seasons winners compete for the Champion of Champions Trophy - well worth a visit if you are in any way interested in sticks!!!
Calleva are a group of enthusiastic and progressive Stickdressers based in Berkshire, publishing their own excellent regular magazine on the craft and club activities and participating in shows and demonstrations on a very regular basis.
Visit the Hants and Dorset groups site - one of the South Coasts most active groups, lots of Shows, meets and info on site.
Bill is one of the most talented carvers around. Good practical sticks with fine detail and finish in horn, wood and antler. Lots of fine work on view on this site. Lincolnshire based.
Dafydd's work is much sought after. It is unquestionably the very best that is available - anywhere. Be it plain or carved form you are after, each piece is flawless, perfect in every detail.
Follow the web link for contact details or catch Dafydd at the International / World sheepdog trials. Also for finely crafted mouth whistles.
Seamie Heffernan - Eire's hardest working stickmaker with a huge array of finished work always available.....browse the well photo'd gallery on this site for many examples of Seamie's work.
The quality of Dorset based Steve's fine traditional sticks will speak for themselves. A fantastically colourful website cataloguing a fine array of the most sought after shapes in horn and wood.