Sean Hellman is a woodworker-designer, photographer, and author, as well as co-founder and Design & Technical Editor at Crafty Little Press. Sean has a passion for trees and for working with unseasoned wood and is a self-taught green-woodworker of near 30 years experience. As well as making, Sean has also researched and developed heritage skills in traditional woodworking techniques originating in the UK or abroad. He has won several awards for green wood work, and for other designs at these events.
As well as working directly with authors at Crafty Little Press, Sean writes occasional articles for wood working publications, writes a regular blog, and has appeared on various TV programmes including Edwardian Farm (BBC, 2009) demonstrating traditional craft skills.
Jane Mickelborough has carved all her life but only started carving wooden spoons from green wood in 2011. She is particularly interested in the traditional spoons that used to be made in Brittany, NW France where she lives.
Jane has taught spoon carving at Spoonfest in the UK, Täljfest in Sweden, in the USA at Greenwood Fest in Plymouth MA and in 2018 at the Spoon Gathering at Milan MN. As well as teaching at home, she and her husband, Peter, organise an annual green wood working festival where they live, in Brittany.
In 2017 Jane was awarded a Willie Sundquist and Bill Coperthwaite Slöjd Fellowship in recognition of, and to continue her research into Breton Spoons.
www.chatquilit.com with a link to Jane’s blog.