• The Holly Bell
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a limited edition collectable

The holly bell is a hanging tree ornament which features the wonderful hand drawn illustrations of Tee from Bloom and Bear. This is the next step in our 'skew & ink' collaboration of craft which began back in March with the spring garden egg collection.

The holly bell is a limited edition, wooden christmas decoration for 2021. Each year we'll produce one new collectable decoration that will eventually grow into a collection of 6 handmade wooden, botanically themed christmas ornaments.

Each decoration comes beautifully boxed with it's own sustainable christmas story.

The holly bell is launching very soon and there'll be a limited amount produced. If you don't want to miss out then reserve yours by replying to this email and letting me know. When you do, as a Love Heartwood 'Heartie' you'll receive a 10% discount meaning you'll pay £18 not £20. Payment will be taken when the bells are ready to posted out. 

Skew and Ink is the name of the collaboration between Love HeartWood and another West Berkshire female-led, creative business Bloom & Bear. The collaboration’s named after the tools we used to create this new collection of illustrated wooden eggs. Namely, my skew chisel and Tee Stevenson’s ink.

Bloom and Bear is run by surface print designer and maker Tee who I first met this time last year. It was at the Newbury WI’s inaugural spring craft fair. The fair was being held only days before the first lockdown so customers were a bit thin on the ground. However, the silver lining to this was that we had plenty of opportunity to chat and get to know one another. Tee and I admired each other’s work and spent the time discussing our shared love of nature and our creative fields. And from that meeting a wonderful collaboration has developed. As a turner I focus on the creation of 3-dimensional objects whereas Tee, as a print designer works in 2-dimensions. This makes for a great partnership as our strengths complement each other perfectly.

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