A new design for Christmas

Last weekend we visited a garden centre in Nottingham, where Christmas was clearly well under way!  Woodwasp is kicking off its own celebrations with a brand new candle holder design.

Three Kings

Three Kings

Our next event is the Autumn Fayre organised by the British Heart Foundation in Cowbridge Town Hall on Saturday 19th October.  It is open from 11am until 2pm.  We plan to have a few more ‘Christmassy’ designs in time for that event.

Woodwasp International! (a candle arch for Somerset)

A customer suggested this design to us in August, and bought one as a birthday gift.  It depicts Glastonbury Tor in Somerset (just across the Bristol Channel from us), a site that’s well loved by Christians, modern pagans and anyone who appreciates beautiful landscape and mysterious history.

Glastonbury Tor Candle Arch

Glastonbury Tor Candle Arch

I was really pleased with how it turned out, but we’ve kept it under wraps until we were sure that the recipient’s birthday had come and gone!  Now September is over, the Glastonbury Tor candle arch can take its place alongside the others.

Roath Market 29th June

We’ve grabbed a space at Roath Craft Market this Saturday, 29th June.  We’ve not attended this market for a few months, but it’ll be good to be back, show off our new products and see what’s changed.

The market takes place in the Mackintosh Community Centre, 38 Keppoch Street, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3JW.  It is open to the public from 9:30am to 1pm.  The Roath Farmers Market takes place at the same time in the car park outside, so you can get cheese, organic veg and cakes as well as freshly picked crafts.

A new candle arch for the Big Cheese

Venturing a little further afield, this is Caerphilly Castle, just over the hill from Cardiff.


The castle was built in the thirteenth century by Gilbert de Clare; a huge and elaborate fortification built as part of his plan to dominate Glamorgan.  The Big Cheese Festival (26th to 28th July) takes place with this spectacular castle as its backdrop, so we certainly couldn’t ignore it!

May Day at Landsea Square – How Did It Go?

We had a great few days at the Craftfolk event at Landsea Square.  Every day was different, which kept it interesting!


After a couple of weeks of fine warm weather we were disappointed to find ourselves setting up in rain and wind on Saturday morning.  The rain soon cleared, but the wind continued all day.  Our stand wasn’t very well designed for windy conditions, and we had to deploy a lot of Blu-tac to stop our stock from flying about.

We had some interesting neighbours; animator/ artist Steve John on one side, photgrapher Mark Lewis on the other, and around the square were stalls including Hungarian twister cakes,  a creperie and amazing hand carved wood crafts.

The big news on Sunday was a parade through Cardiff to celebrate Cardiff City Football Club’s promotion to the premiership.  The parade ended at the Oval Basin, just a few hundred yards from our stall.  The whole area was thronged with happy Bluebirds fans enjoying the sunshine, the celebration and the Brains SA.

Monday was another warm, calm day.  The bay was blue and glittering.  There was a lovely relaxed atmosphere as people strolled around in the sunshine, browsing the stalls and enjoying the scenery. Our best trading day so far.

Our next event is the Four Paws Fair at Tongwynlais Village Hall on 18th May, which should be very different!

May Day in Landsea Square, Cardiff Bay

Spring is finally here!  Our tulips have opened, our garlic is sprouting and blossom is busting from our cherry tree.

We’ll be celebrating by attending the big craft fair in Landsea Square, Cardiff Bay (the paved area just outside Café Rouge and Woods Brasserie).  The fair will be open from 10am to 17:30 from Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May.

We’ll be taking our familiar products and a few new things including our latest Cardiff candle arch featuring the Millennium Stadium.

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Here’s hoping the good weather holds until next weekend!


St David’s Day Market – central Cardiff

We’ve just had confirmation that we have a stall at the St David’s Day craft market in the centre of Cardiff this week – it’s on Thurs 28th Feb, Fri 1st March and Sat 2nd March 10am – 5.30pm.

The whole market will focus on items with special Welsh significance, so we’ll have some items as well as some old favourites.  If you’re in the area please come and see us.