Behind the Craft - Faerie Queene Redcrosse

Behind the Craft - Faerie Queene Redcrosse

Jan 26 , 2023

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First published in 1590, The Faerie Queene is a classic work of medieval English literature. At over 36,000 lines long, its six books contain one ...

Artisan Wicker Baskets

Artisan Wicker Baskets

Dec 03 , 2022

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Our superb hamper baskets are hand-crafted from willow by artisans in China. All the willow used to produce our basket ware is coppiced from fast-g...

Behind the Craft - Lucky Sixpence

Behind the Craft - Lucky Sixpence

Nov 08 , 2022

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Continue the famous ‘Stir Up Sunday’ British tradition with your family this year on us. Traditionally celebrated on the first Sunday before the se...

Behind the Craft - Lucky Angel

Behind the Craft - Lucky Angel

Sep 29 , 2022

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“Find a penny, pick it up, and all day long you’ll have good luck.” How do certain coins become known as ‘lucky’ coins? In 1792, Augustin Dupré was...

Behind the Craft - Faerie Queene Una

Behind the Craft - Faerie Queene Una

Sep 29 , 2022

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First published in 1590, Edmund Spenser’s epic poem The Faerie Queene is a classic work of medieval English literature. At over 36,000 lines long,...

Behind the Craft - Constancy

Behind the Craft - Constancy

Sep 22 , 2022

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The Virtue of Constancy is featured on the Victoria Memorial covered in gold gilt sat at the feet of Victory. An allegory for quality of being fait...

Behind the Craft - Courage

Behind the Craft - Courage

Sep 22 , 2022

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The Virtue of Courage encapsulates the noble essence of perseverance and patience. Acting with bravery in the face of hardship and to behave corre...

Behind the Craft - Japanese Trade Dollar

Behind the Craft - Japanese Trade Dollar

Sep 05 , 2022

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Trade Dollars were first introduced in the late 15th Century, when the ‘Spanish Dollar’ was used as a standardised currency to facilitate internati...