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Incense Making Work Shop

Many of you who have visited our shop The Great English Outdoors in Hay on Wye may be familiar with the lovely smell of incense burning

Last week, Peter Neumann the maker of our range of incenses travelled all the way from South Devon to give us a workshop on the Ancient Art of Making Incense

Rare tree resins - aromatic exotic woods - rose petals - oils and sweet smelling balsams all go into hand made incense















Exotic sounding resins such as copal, frankincense, myrrh to name just a few are mixed with sweet smelling woods and petals from plants such as rose, geranium, cornflower, verbena, sage, rosemary…….Combined with a few drops of oils such as black pepper, Russian pine, to name just a few….

However – it is an almost impossible task to choose which of the hundreds of ingredients to use. The end result is entirely down to the skill of the maker and the wisdom of the teacher

Helli being taught the finer skills of incense making by Peter Neumann















We left the local Church Hall smelling divine, as it should

We would like to repeat this event again, same time next year as part of the Brecon Women’s Festival to mark International Women’s Day!


We make and source beautiful things from natural materials

We are specialists in hand made Leather goods including studded Dog Collars and wallets from 200 year old Russian Reindeer Leather; offering for sale a range of ethical tailored Clothing and wool knitwear and a collection of useful but beautiful Homeware made from HornLeatherWool: old and new Welsh blankets and textiles; Slate and Wood . As well as an eclectic selection of one-off collectibles in our Originals section

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