Craft Shop

Throughout the year, our volunteers work hard to produce an exclusive range of products, perfect for Christmas, Valentines, Birthdays and other special occasions.

Gifts include bespoke garden benches and tables, wooden bowls, nest boxes, boot jacks, clocks, kitchen items, rustic garden items and much more and not forgetting the famous Gayle Mil Trust Christmas trees.  All are made using locally sourced wood and created by using a mixture of modern and vintage machinery

Our gifts can be purchased by calling Gayle Mill Trust, with payment via card over the phone and can be posted out to you.  The images below are just a small sample of the gifts available.

The profit from the sale of our gifts go to local charities and also helps to keep traditional Yorkshire Dales crafts alive.

  • Cotton Bobbin Stand

    This beautiful item captures the essence of Gayle Mill, from cotton spinning through to skilled woodworking over several hundred years of history. Made to order from English hardwoods - this one is spalted beech.

  • Clock

    We call them Watchits and all are unique. We make them from special pieces of timber that we just have to use because they are so lovely and are just asking to be on show. No two are the same and they make an original and thoughtful gift.

  • Hay Rake

    Each part of the country will have its own design and this is the traditional Yorkshire Dales version. Made out of ash which is lightweight and makes it easier to use, they are great nowadays for uses such as raking grass, cuttings and leaves up and we sell a lot to golf courses for raking the sand in the bunkers.

  • Garden Obelisk

    As with many of our products, the obelisk is a thing of beauty and usefulness. Made out of larch which we use for its natural high resin content meaning that it doesn’t need to be treated and ages to a beautiful silver grey. Can be made to any size.

  • Three Legged Stool

    The ‘Gayle Mill’ king Stools - usually made from ash or oak and reproduces what historically was a vital tool for milking the local dairy cows to produce milk for the much loved local Wensleydale Cheese. You can even make your own on our Experience Day - see the workshops page for more details.

  • Stable Doors

    Bespoke stable doors made for the Quaker Meeting House at Bainbridge - made to order to a traditional design.

  • Craft Shop

    We always have a great and varying selection of craftsman made wood and turned gifts, all individual and made from English hardwoods - most can be made to order or we can also make bespoke one offs to your requirements.

  • Gayle Mill Bench & Table

    Individually made and all unique, usually made from English ash for it’s beautiful grain and durability, this comfortable seat can be made to seat 1, 2 or 3 and is extremely comfortable. It is held together by traditional wooden pegs with no other fixings or glue - just skill. Can be ordered in other timbers and with matching table. Dedications can also be hand carved upon request.

  • Merrills Board

    Merrills was a game played by the workers in Gayle Mill when first built in the late 1700s. It was so popular that boards were carved in the stone on the wall tops and are still there to see centuries later. Our boards capture that connection with the past. Made from English hardwoods to order.

  • Diamond Jubilee Bench Hawes

    If you come to Hawes on your way to Gayle you can sit on this gorgeous bench and admire the view from Turfy Top, which is exactly why it was commissioned from us by Hawes Parish Council. Made from oak, we are particularly proud of this bench to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee which was in 2012.

  • Craft Shop

    We always have a great and varying selection of craftsman made wood and turned gifts, all individual and made from English hardwoods - most can be made to order or we can also make bespoke one offs to your requirements.

  • Trug

    Made from larch for its durability and a well tried design - great for garden use but don’t stop there - this useful trug can be used inside and out for pretty much anything you can think of. Great for vegetables and flowers, as a gift hamper or just because you like it.

  • Bird Box

    For sale in our craft shop or come and help your children to make their own at our annual bird box making event during February Half Term which is also National Nest Box Week.

  • Christmas Craft Shop

    Come and join in our Christmas Craft Fayre which is the last Saturday in November. As well as our wooden crafts we have beautiful textiles made by the Craft Group who meet in the Mill every Thursday and carry on the textile traditions in Gayle Mill.

  • Gayle Mill Trees

    These are one of our most popular ranges and vary in size from tiny to 6ft tall. Made from larch so they can be used inside or outside and are durable. Great at Christmas or outside in the garden all year, but you may find it hard to stop at just one!
  • Fruit Bowl

    We usually have a selection of sizes and shapes of turned bowls in various timbers - this one is spalted beech with its beautiful and distinctive markings.

  • Hand Carved Chopping Board

    Hand made at t’Mill they make a great and useful gift and are usually made from beech or sycamore which are the best timbers for food use. We are happy to carve a personalised message or date for that extra special gift.

  • Menu Holders

    A commission by The Three Horse Shoes pub at Wensley and made from English hardwoods. 

  • 6 Bar Gayle Gate

    A standard gate is 5 bars but the Gayle Gate is a traditional local variation and has 6 bars to stop the lambs escaping. Again made to order and to your own measurements.