Magic with wood in the Scottish Borders!
Please meet Kat of Wildflower Designs who, along with her boyfriend, Nick, create the striking, wooden chopping boards and coasters that fly off our shelves!
I popped down to see them today to pick up some more of their stunning pieces to add to our collection of Scottish gifts.
Based in the beautiful countryside near Johnstonebridge in the Scottish Borders, they use a crazy method, called the Lichtenberg Technique. A high voltage bolt of electricity is fired through the wood, creating a path through it. They then fill that path with resin, sand it down and then oil it, creating beautiful and functional boards.
You can see a little of the process in the photos below.
We are so lucky to have their work in Sunshine No.1 - they are the perfect gifts for a birthday, new house, a wedding or just a treat for your own place!