Props, Bespoke Make, and Rented
Props, Bespoke Make and Rented
With our knowledge and experience of working with natural materials we can reproduce or re-imagine period and fantasy items. We work extensively with green wood, willow, rush, straw, hazel, reeds, natural ropes/ twines, sedges, bamboo and many others.
We hold a good stock of baskets, barrels, trugs, stooks and old tools which are available for rental. If you give us your era and reference images we can suggest props and materials to suit.
Amongst the more unusual props we have been asked to create in our workshop – a straw sofa (pictured) for gypsy's to fight on, Vegan bat bones, Chopsticks for Doctor Who (who knew he needed special ones?) Penny Farthing flower baskets, Sword / archery/ Lance practice dummys, A 3m wicker man, a 70's Snow machine, and many, many more…
Other Case Studies
Thatched Film and TV Sets
Thatched architecture provides a portal into history and tradition for the viewer. Shaggy, handmade thatch tells of Iron age round houses, hovels or Viking long houses. Shapely smooth curves, tightly clipped gables, and smart ridges are merchant’s houses or an imperial temple. Thatch offers action prompts too - As the battle rages, thatch burns really, really well ! We have helped many film and TV production weave stories with thatch.View Case Study
Thatching For Pop-Up Events
Shakespeare's Rose Theatre productions were creating two incredible pop-up, full size replica Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. One in the shadow of Clifford's Tower, in York, and another in the gardens of Blenheim Palace. Thatch was vital to lend an air of medieval authenticity to their concessions village.View Case Study
Thatching for Theme Parks and Attractions
Ensuring your visitor attraction is still attractive. Fenland Leisure - the play professionals, were renovating a slightly tired play area at one of the UK's leading visitor attractions.View Case Study
The Chelsea Flower Show
A thatched cottage is an excellent centrepiece to theme a show garden around. We bring our film industry know-how to construct the complete buildings in a modular form. We have been involved in five Chelsea gardens and the inaugural Singapore garden show, with the gardens winning Gold, ‘Best in Show’ & ‘People's Choice’.View Case Study