Shop showcases crafts

Mayor of Todmorden Coun Margareta Holmstedt, centre, with Mayoress Coun Dorothy Jordan, left, and Premsa Royle, owner of Enchanting Wood, at the shop's official opening
Mayor of Todmorden Coun Margareta Holmstedt, centre, with Mayoress Coun Dorothy Jordan, left, and Premsa Royle, owner of Enchanting Wood, at the shop's official opening

A NEW shop which showcases upper Calder Valley craftspeople and artists has opened in Todmorden.

Enchanting Wood, on Burnley Road, was officially opened by Mayor of Todmorden Coun Margareta Holmstedt last week.

The shop showcases lots of local talent including Edward Wade’s unique wooden furniture and home furnishings, hand-carved sculptures by Hebden Bridge craftsman Dave Foulger, and wall hung artwork by Calder Valley artist Ian T.

It also stocks traditional wooden toys and gifts.

Owner Premsa Royle said she was very excited about the shop opening.

“I want it to be part of the community,” she said. “I think that’s very important.

“I want to help Todmorden grow as well because I think it’s got so much potential.”

Premsa said the shop aims to be as environmentally friendly and ethical as possible. The products are all sourced from renewable and replanted sources, or from trees and branches that are already dead.

Packaging consists of biodegradable paper bags and eco bubble wrap.

She is hoping the shop will link in with Incredible Edible Todmorden’s Green Trail.

Coun Holmstedt said: “It’s wonderful to see a bit of manufacturing coming back to Todmorden. A business that makes something here, I think that’s brilliant.”