Mandy also writes a blog, always worth a look at, not only on account of her excellent pictures, but also her witty musings. If you want to know more about our workshop, then I would point you in her direction.
When I saw the needles that Jane had brought along, I felt I just needed to add this pair to my collection. They are made from wood left over from instrument making, and for sentimental reasons, I wanted to have this ebony pair as Mauritius was an island which was first visited/plundered for its ebony. I always love to look at this wood when in museums etc. Now I have a little bit for myself.