David White’s ‘The Whittlings’ is a tiny company in North Wales, making handmade spoons, spreaders, cups, trays and boards using traditional green woodworking techniques and native broadleaf species sourced from woodlands close to David’s home.

‘With an end goal in mind, I walk into woodland looking for the perfect piece of green (fresh, living) wood. I take only what I need. I cut the wood in the right way to encourage regrowth. Working the wood green allows the use of human powered tools only – an axe, carving knife and crook knife. Understanding the character of local woodland species and its grain allows for a strong product, that will last and age beautifully. It’s not quick turn around work, but it’s deeply satisfying.’

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