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Leaf Trading Post

About.....

Leaf Trading Post is myself, Helen Leaf. I've been self employed under this banner for some years now, and the business has evolved and developed during this time. 

I make beautiful things using antler, bone, silver, bronze and wood and my inspiration comes from nature and prehistory. I have a PhD in archaeology, specialising in medieval bone flutes.

I have supplied local, national and international museums with objects for their displays, their handling collections and for their gift shops, as well as many customers though events and shows over the past 15 years. I have also supplied galleries, have taught courses and have given talks and presentations. I have supplied TV and film production companies, and can still do so on request, which you can read about here.

Part of my current work involves ancient trees, which you can read about on my website, www.theoaksofsherwood.com and follow on my Instagram page.

My more creative work now has its own website, www.helenleafdesigns.com. The shows that I attend in future will have this work as its focus. Leaf Trading Post will continue as a point of contact for courses, information and wholesale supply. You can contact me via either site. 

 

Workshops, events and courses 2021/2:

Southwell Minster Winter Craft Fair, Southwell Minster, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HD 
November 6th 2021, 10am-4pm
Here, I'll be having a stall with my silver and bronze pieces, small rush baskets, and weaving kits. Contact me if you'd like me to bring along any other things, or stop by and say hello.

Ply-split braiding workshops, Braids 2022, Denmark, August 14th-20th 2022
I'll be teaching two workshop sessions. One about cord making, and the other about making baskets using ply-split braiding. More details on this page here.

Braid and Band Weaving at Created by Hand, Strelley, Nottinghamshire, date T.B.C. 2022, whole day course.

 

If you have any queries can contact me using the form below.

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