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Every team needs a uniform, so back at the beginning of the summer this became one of our many goals. More changes made now fine. Check font and line spacing! Design brief No. 1 At the start of a brief it’s important to ask some key questions. What does it take to make a good T-shirt? Great art work, quality materials, attention to detail and of course a low environmental impact. How do you achieve it? Keep as much as possible in-house, source the best materials and enjoy every aspect of the making.  Our first task was to create the art work. Fortunately for...

What a week! For the last week before the August bank holiday we decided it was time to run Lignum’s first surfboard building workshop. Local Devon boys Alex, Mark and Rick joined us for 5 days in the workshop for a board building extravaganza!   In the design process everybody had a custom board designed to their own specifications. Like ducks to water everybody decided to go for the fish… classic! Two retro Steve Lis’, one with added volume in the chest for extra paddle power and the other designed as similar as possible to the board that made the man...

In May this year the chaps who run the Boardmasters surf comp got in touch as they were looking  for local makers to design and build them this years trophies. The brief went out to tender and very excited for this opportunity we got cracking with the design and submitted our solution. As with all the Boardmasters to date, using local sustainable materials and craft was imperative. We sourced our timber for the project from a local supplier of ours based in Dartmoor, Devon, which isn't far from the workshop. The timber of choice was Elm and Ash, both grown...