Funky Trunks

Funky Trunks is a small cottage industry producing beautiful objet dárt from old suitcases, trunks, hatboxes and cases. These are ideal for display cases or toy-boxes or just a decorative piece around the home or shop. Artfully lined with vibrant fabrics and materials these old cases are given a new lease of life by the talented artisan Susan Torrance. For more information visit www.funkytrunks.org

Quilts

One of the most colourful stalls at the Harkerville market offers machine embroidered and appliqued quilts. Halina offers both cot and bed sized quilts as well as play blankets, baby linen and a wide range of items and fabrics

Harvest Time – Harkerville

A Saturday breakfast market, 8am – 12 noon, on the N2 between Plett and Knysna. Delicous breakfasts, fresh farm produce, organc products, plants, wide selection of crafts and cllectables against a background of music.

Unicorn horns

The unicornlooks like a white horse that has a straight spiraled horn on its forehead. It is a fierce, powerful and majestic creature which is difficult to capture. But it becomes submissive in the presance of a virgin and will lay its head in the virgin’s lap. Unicorn horns are thought to offer protection against poison.

Stilts – Walking tall

The new student looks up to Emile, my best student of stiltwalking.
All the kids aspire to be the one at the top.

At first, it seems like an impossible task, as awkward as your first unco-ordinated steps as a baby. I always tell the kids that its just like learning to ride a bicycle.

Its only balance and I would say a lot easier to learn to do than riding a bicycle.

Progression is rapid. I assist in the first few walks and in a very short period of time of anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes the children get the balance and begin their long walk to freedom. ha ha.

Its great. Gets them into the great outdoors, exercises the body and is just a mild form of extreme sport. It is fun and only available to the few who choose a life of adventure. Happy walking all.

Raoul the Owl……

Swords shields and battle-axes

I suppose inherent in each one of us is an internal struggle between good and evil.
Combat it seems is deeply instilled in all of us, somehow modified as the drive to survive. The sword as a symbol has always been, not an instrument of oppression, but of righteousness.

This conditioning probably stemmed from the “knights Templar” – The protectors of the church. It is easy to visualise an outstretched arm with the sword held high – King Arthur, Guinevere and the famed lady of the lake.  Combined with the mystical Dragons, Griffons, Eagles, Serpents and a myriad combination of other powerful beasties, come my shields. Each of the swords is unique in itself. Personal attention is given to the shaping and sanding of each item. Made with care and finished with attention to detail.
The Battle axes naturally accompany the combination of sword and shield effortlessly and could definitely be used defensively, but not for chopping wood.

All items are made from wood, the swords in particular made from recycled red meranti skirting boards. i.e. Very strong. I reasonably guarantee any items I sell locally in Knysna and will repair free of charge.