Clive on the lathe

Demo Joan & Linz

The Beginning of Woodland Turnery
Joan Clive
Joan and Clive Jones have worked with wood since 1974.

In 1983 Joan started learning Pyrography,using a wood burning soldering iron, before moving on to using a Peter Child Hot wire machine and then a Davan Twin nib Hot wire Machine. Joan still manages some pyrography (decorating spinning and weaving accessories) in between other jobs in the business but now also spends more time working on her lathe too.

In 1984 Clive started Wood-Turning using only a lathe attachment for his drill. The next year Clive acquired a 36" bed Coronet lathe and now has 2 electric lathes. Clive use to turn anything from small lace bobbins to four poster bed legs but now concentrates on making and repairing Spinning Wheels & accessories.

Commissions were quite varied and could range from a batch of wooden onions for BBC Radio Wales, to producing the Cheese Stretchers and Cheeses for Caerphilly's notorious 'Big Cheese' Cheese Race, to the pyrography on the Ram's Horn handle of a shepherd's crook for Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Bowls made by Clive which were pyrographed and painted by Joan with Shire Horses as perpetual awards for the South Wales Shire Horse Society in memory of Charles Brown ('Charlie')

We have organized and built up the Working Craft Marquee at the Caerphilly 'Big Cheese' from it's inception in 1998 until we decided that 2009 was to be our last year at the event and we handed over the organising
to Penny & Ian Thyer.

Our two Daughters have been learning crafts since they were small and now have a working knowledge of well over 50 different crafts.

From July 1993 until 2003 the family demonstrated various crafts at the Museum of Welsh Life (National Museum of Wales) at St Fagans (Nr Cardiff) and at many other events across Wales, England and Scotland. Also from 2002 until Autumn 2009 we held regular workshops teaching both Wood Turning and Pyrography.

In more recent years we have also carved and turned many parts of the shop fronts in Blaenavon when they were renovated following World Heritage status

In 1993 Clive made his first spinning wheel and then in 2001 (the year of Foot & Mouth) we started attending Brecon Farmer's Market and with meeting various smallholders at the Market, who did spinning, we began a new venture -repairing spinning wheels. In 2007 we expanded this with a range of spinning and weaving accessories which is ever growing and also purchasing then renovating/repairing spinning wheels for sale.

The end of 2008 saw us take on our biggest venture so far when we bought Timbertops Spinning Wheels from James and Anne Williamson

For many years we have specialised in using Welsh or locally grown hardwoods. Our Timbertops Wheels are made using beautiful Welsh Oak also Cherry and occasionally London Plane (Lacewood).

Now we specialize in our Timbertops Spinning Wheels, Reconditioned spinning wheels for resale and also repairing wheels, making new/spare bobbins etc for customers and making a good range of spinning & weaving accessories as well as sock blockers and crochet hooks. Every now and then we add something else to our range so if there is something you cannot get let us know. This is how we added Naalbinding needles and Aubusson bobbins to our collection.

Also pleased to say that in 2016 our drop spindles are now sold by two suppliers in Netherlands and we keep it to just one (other than ourselves) in UK In turn pleased to say we now hold a selection of Bogway Spinners (made by Lowlands Legacy in the Netherlands) and these are proving quite popular. .

linz

Lindsay (our younger Daughter) has taken her love of enjoying and teaching crafts (mainly Wood Turning, Pyrography and Wood Carving) and combined it with her studies. She has gained a BTEC National Diploma in Land Countryside (Forestry Option) which included certificates for the use of chainsaws and spraying, and has gained a 2.ii Degree in Information Technology and Environment studies at University. She is now married to Tam and is a full time Mum to the youngest member of the family but when time permits helps as a consultant for this website.

We are pleased to say that since Tam joined the team, he has been a valued member.He can be seen here with dear old Chumly at one of the Wood Fesivals.

tam&Chumly

ETA although Lindsay and Tam are now very busy with their own family, they are still there for us if we need assistance with the business or webpage


Sian (our elder Dughter) and Chris are both very busy with their Family and careers but enjoy assisting us by cutting our Sheep Lazy Kate (Katie and Bertha) blanks, sock blocker blanks and the needle/crochet hook size gauges on their laser cutter. Which saves us quite a lot of time. Sian makes our stitch and crochet markers and also our scissors keepers. She sometimes has items under her business name of Deesis Designs (her Folksy shop) and they have a Facebook page too

billy
Hi I am 'Billy'- I am ¾ Jack Russell and ¼ Japanese Chin. I took over from Chumly when he passed on to Rainbow Bridge. I like being guard dog at the shows and at the our workshop.It's quite hard work but I am allowed to have a snooze now and then as long as I keep one eye on the job.
I even have my own fan club as people often say they visit the workshop to see ME not the rest of the WT Gang!!

ETA Regretably Billy passed on to Rainbow Bridge on 2nd February 2016.

Hi my name is Star and I arrived with the family on the 31st Otober 2016. I am a Shih Tzu (born September 2016) I am learning the ropes quite quickly and I love meeting people and other dogs, I have already started getting a fan club :-) I haven't been in Mum's workshop yet but if I am very good I am allowed in Dad's. Although I sometimes sneak in unofficially and just make sure that the small bits of wood are ok for the fire basket.



 



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35 Lodgewood, New Inn,
Pontypool,
Gwent NP4 8EQ

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Please Note - We no longer attend Brecon Farmer's Market)
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Bookings 2018

so far applied for

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Sat28/Sun29th April 2018

Wonderwool Wales

applied for

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NB. We shall not be applying for Woolfest

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Sat7th July2018

Kennett Valley Guild WS&D

Sales/Wheel Surgery/Talk

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Sat28/Sun29th July2018

Fibre East

applied for

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Sat ? /Sun? October 2018

We plan on applying once date known

Bakewell Wool Gathering

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Sat27/Sun28th Oct 2018

Kendal Wool Gathering

we plan on applying

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EVENTS ATTENDED

IN 2017

Sat 11th March 2017 Brecknock Guild WSD Sales/Wheel Surgery/Talk

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Wonderwool Wales

Stand P5

Sat22/Sun23rd April 2017

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Sat 20th May 2017

Tynedale Guild Spinners Gathering

(Sales Table)

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Sat 27th May 2017

N. Cheshire Guild WSD Sales/Wheel Surgery/Talk

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Fri23/Sat24th June 2017

Woolfest

Stand F112-F113a

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Sat29/Sun30th July2017

Fibre East

We are inside building this time instead of in a marquee

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Sat 9th September 2017

Unable to attend

Lancs & Lakes Guild WSD Sales/Wheel Surgery/Talk

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Sat23/Sun 24th Sept 2017

Unable to attend

Yarndale

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Sat 30th September 2017

Unable to attend

Dorset Guild WSD Sales/Wheel Surgery/Talk

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Sat 7th October 2017

Unable to attend

All Wales Event Llanidloes - SalesTable

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Sat 14th /Sun15th October 2017

Unable to attend

Bakewell Wool Gathering

Bakewell Wool Gathering

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Sat28/Sun29th Oct 2017Now able to attend

Kendal Wool Gathering

New venue

Kendal Leisure Centre

Burton Road Kendal

(Sat Nav LA9 7HX)

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EVENTS ATTENDED IN 2016

Tues 16th Feb 2016

Marshfield WI -talk

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Saturday 12th March 2016

Avon Guild WSD

Talk/Sales/Wheel Surgery

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Saturday 19th March 2016

Somerset Guild WSD

Talk/Sales/Wheel Surgery

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Wonderwool Wales Sat 23rd / Sun 24th April 2016

Wonderwool WalesStand P5

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Tynedale Guild Spinners Gathering

(Sales Table)

Sat 21st May 2016

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Woolfest Fri 24th/Sat 25th June 2016 Stand F112-F113a

Woolfest

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Wed 13th July 2016

Crickhowell Ladies group - talk

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Fibre East Sat 30th / Sun 31st July 2016

Fibre East

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Sat 24th /Sun 25th September 2016

Yarndale

Yarndale

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Sat 22nd /Sun 23rd October 2016

Bakewell Wool Gathering

Bakewell Wool Gathering

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Sat 29th/Sun 30th October 2016

Kendal Wool Gathering

Kendal Wool Gathering

Sat 19th November 2016 Wrekin Spinners Sales/Wheel Surgery/Informal Chat


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Written and designed by Linz and Joan : Last updated on. Thursday, November 16, 2017