On a recent trip to Wales a friend from America asked me if I'd mind collecting a stick from renowned Welsh stickmaker Dafydd Davies. i called Dafydd and asked if it was still ok for me to call in even though it could be around midnight. he said not to worry about the time but to come anyway!
Dafydd is a great character and when he was telling me about his business I thought it would be a pity not to share his interesting occupation, so we agreed to turn on the video on the phone and capture some of it.
What you can't see in the video shared below is all the joking and fun we were having, despite the whole conversation going on till after midnight.
This video is part of a 2 part conversation. In Part 2 Dafydd shows me around his workshop and the kind of products he makes. it was very interesting to see what he starts out with and to see how he carves sheepdogs and fish out of the horn handles and also the whistles he makes.