Hand Turned Yarn Bowls, Niddy Noddys and Orifice Hooks

Machynlleth, United Kingdom

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Announcement    I have now been sent back out to the workshop, and will slowly be restocking throughout the summer!
Everything is handmade in my workshop in the hills of Wales. I take great pleasure in sourcing material from the local environment and turning it in to beautiful items.


Last updated on Jun 10, 2019

I have now been sent back out to the workshop, and will slowly be restocking throughout the summer!
Everything is handmade in my workshop in the hills of Wales. I take great pleasure in sourcing material from the local environment and turning it in to beautiful items.


Ken Weston

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Ken Weston


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About Woodbeach

Sales 1,630
On Etsy since 2014

My wife and I retired to a small cottage in the Welsh countryside. Once we'd renovated the place the plan was to retire and relax.
Very quickly my wife grew tired of having my underfoot so bought me my first lathe. I'd learned metal turning while still at school, and had always wanted to try wood turning. That basic lathe got me started, and soon requests for hand turned spinning tools from my daughter started rolling in... apparently a household can only contain so many bowls!
I gradually got better, and eventually was confident that my items were high enough quality to sell. Originally my daughter sold the items through her business Hilltop Cloud, but over timeI increased my product range, and naturally set up my own shop.
I source my wood from the countryside around our house, and from a local wood merchant. I use beeswax polish made from our own beehives.

Shop members

  • Ken


    I make all the items. I'm usually found with a coating of sawdust!

  • Elaine, Meg and Gwen


    Elaine is my wife, she manages all the admin tasks associated with the business. Meg and Gwen are our dogs... their input is usually limited to lying in a pile of wood shavings, and then coming in to the house leaving a trail behind them!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 4, 2014
Thanks for looking at my shop.

I live and work in rural Mid-Wales and share my home with 2 lovely dogs, I try to keep everything as uncontaminated as possible, but can't guarantee no stray hairs. No members of my household smoke.
I try to recycle packaging as much as possible. I don't do fancy, disposable, gift packaging. Your item should reach you safely, and we've helped to look after the planet.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Items are sold as seen, I want you to be happy with your order, please make sure you read the item description so you know exactly what you're buying!
If you have any questions please contact me.

If you are not happy with your item I will accept returns, but at the buyers expense, unless the item is in some way faulty. Refunds will not be processed until the item is returned to me, I recommend you use a form of delivery that requires a signature for your own peace of mind. If you wish to return your item you must contact me within 14 days of receiving your item.

If an item arrives damaged I will refund, or replace the damaged part of your order.

If there are any problems with your order, please contact me. I will work with you to make it right.
You can pay for your order via Paypal, or using Etsy's Direct Checkout with a credit or debit card.

If you pay via e-check then I can't send the items until after the e-check has cleared, if it is an international e-check then this can take more than a week.

You can cancel your order at any time before the order has been posted out, please contact me to arrange this. Once your order has been posted I won't be able to refund you until the item is returned to me.
Parcels are only sent out on Mondays and Thursday due to the opening hours of my small local post office. I live in a remote location and it is not possible to send orders outside of these times.

I charge postage at as close to cost as possible.

I currently send all UK mail using a 48hour service, most items arrive 2 - 3 working days after dispatch. There is a standard rate for overseas, most items to Europe arrive 3 - 5 working days after dispatch, and the rest of the world 5 -7 days after dispatch.

Please allow up to 15 working days for UK mail from dispatch for an item to arrive, 20 working days for European mail, 25 working days for all other international mail.
In my experience post often arrives far quicker than this, but I can't report an item as missing with Royal Mail until after these periods of time have elapsed.

If it remains missing after this time I will do my best to replace your order or will offer you a refund.

Tracking is not available as a standard service on parcels posted from the UK.

International orders over certain values (this varies depending on your country) may be charged customs fees. This is out of my control, and any fees that the items incur are at the buyers expense. I am more than happy to split parcels so they come in under the customs limit, please send me a message with your purchase and I will let you know if you need to pay any extra postage. It is illegal for me to mark parcels as a "gift".
Please check that what you are purchasing will be allowed through customs in your country, if items are returned to me due to being refused by customs I will refund the cost of the item, but not the shipping fees.

I print out the invoice generated by Etsy to use as your shipping address. Please make sure this address is correct. If you need it sent to another address please send me a message at the time of purchasing.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items are sold subject to UK laws and legislation.

More information

Last updated on Mar 27, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

I can usually turn a bowl to meet your specifications, providing I have wood of the right size.

Care instructions

Items that are regularly used shouldn't need any further care. If you really want to you could gently wit with standard wood furniture polish.