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About Sylvan Skills

About Sylvan Skills

Founded in 1994 and based in Northumberland, Sylvan Skills creates customised willow and greenwood sculptures and garden structures. Botanist, horticulturist and founder Ruth Thompson is a knowledgeable, experienced heritage artisan and artist with a love for natural...

Living Willow

Living Willow

Living willow structures, and their care Living willow structures come in a variety of uses and forms: Play structures, such as domes, tunnels and bespoke items perhaps a boat, caterpillar, dragon, or metro train. These are often useful in primary schools. (include...

Eco Coffins

Eco Coffins

Eco Coffins The current lockdown situation raised some interesting challenges for me. For starters as I imagine has been the case for thousands of self-employed people or small businesses, I had several projects in the pipeline that were either cancelled or put on...

About Me

About Me

About me Hello, I am Ruth Thompson; I live at West Mickley in beautiful Tynedale in Northumberland with my husband and daughter. I am a willow and greenwood artist, our  business is called Sylvan Skills. I have always enjoyed being outdoors with nature .At University...

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