Bonfire night marks the first of many cold days and nights ahead for me and it’s when my pashmina collection comes out of the cupboard. If you want to buy the genuine article (direct from Nepal) then come and see the large range of scarves and shawls at Emilyhannah Limited.
Real pashminas are made from cashmere (Originating ONLY from the fine hair of the Capra Hircus goat from the Himalaya). Mypashmina have been selling pashminas since 2002 and they are the real deal. Choose from pure 100% cashmere scarves and shawls or a 70/30 silk and cashmere blend.
Our friends at Mypashmina visit Nepal regularly to meet with the weavers and to reassure themselves that the product is perfect and the workers are happy.
We stock a huge range of Mypashmina pashminas in heaps of colours. We have scarves for women and men too!
Also, these are a great idea for Christmas presents. If you need to buy for a lot of people you can buy all of the presents in one go form us! Everybody loves these. They are super warm, light and they look great.
You may have already noticed on the website that we have been adding more and more sticks lately! We now have a choice of over 900 different sticks and canes. We have always tried to offer as much choice as possible in terms of size, handle type and design and now we think we can offer pretty much everything.
We have added more hand carved and handmade sticks which are always special and make excellent gifts. Twenty eight new collectible canes; including parrots, famous composers, lions, shell handled, dogs and horses.
We have added twenty more crook canes including an inexpensive, super strong and super light rattan cane which has been flying out the door this month! And some very nice ones with carved detail.
Forty seven new Derby handled canes are also now on offer, with a large choice of finishes, woods and handle designs. Derby canes have always been one of the best-sellers and we can now offer them to suit all budgets.
An extra 21 new crutch handled sticks have been added in both height adjustable aluminium models and wooden canes too. Starting at just £23, these inexpensive, simple sticks are perfect for everyday use.
Orthopedic sticks have also had a boost from the addition of eight new models. Each one can be purchased in left or right hands or as a pair. This style of walking stick is popular among people who use a stick everyday as the handles are so comfortable.
We have added three new wooden walking poles in three shades of chestnut; light, medium and dark. At just £16 each, you won’t find a better bargain on-line!
Five new folding stick seats are now available too. Choose from patterned designs or plain colours. These recreational seats are very popular, especially among parents and grand parents watching their children or grandchildren playing sports.
We are pleased to have some carbon fibre sticks back in stock too. Carbon fibre is an amazing material for stick making. It is both very light and very strong.
last but not least, we have some new folding sticks in lots of different designs and a few with crystals!
We hope you like our latest offerings! We think we have now covered pretty much everything. Do let us know if there is something in particular you are looking for and we will try and source it or have it made for you.
Hospital patients at risk of falls as ‘thousands cannot reach walking sticks’
Thousands of patients in NHS hospitals are at risk of serious falls as they cannot safely reach call bells or walking aids, a report has warned.
A fifth of falls recorded are from bed, and yet only half of NHS trusts had carried out a recent bed rail audit.
And while hospitals had policies in place for dealing with falls, there was “no association” between them and the care patients actually received on wards.
Falls every day in hospitals across England
Average number of falls per year
Number that result in hip fractures
The study, published by the Royal College of Physicians, found the trust with the highest number of falls was Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.
This was followed by Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Shelagh O’Riordan, who led the study, said: “This is the first time there has been a national audit of falls prevention in hospitals across England and Wales.
“Our results show that although there are pockets of really good care, many hospitals are not doing everything they can to prevent falls.”
Research has shown that falls in hospitals can be cut by 20%-30% through careful planning and identifying patients at risk.
We sell a number of accessories to avoid this terrible problem. A cane holder is a small and soft rubber gadget that grips around your walking stick under the handle enabling you to rest your stick against a rounded edged table or a wall without it falling down. You can purchase one here: cane holder grip
We also sell wrist straps. These fit around the neck of your walking stick and can be left on there. The cotton loop fits around your wrist, your arm or over a hook or post. You can buy these in various colours to match here: wrist cords
Just a brief note to let you know that the shooting stick was just delivered and got here in good condition! More importantly, my husband likes it very much!
Thanks for your brilliant service!
Kind regards, Valerie
I love the stick it’s fabulous, I will be back for more..
Thank you. Goods received in good condition. I am impressed with the service and speed of delivery.
Just to say thanks. Stick arrived today (3rd working day) and I am very pleased with it. The Gold Glitter Harlequin finish is stunning and the adjustable height perfect (I’m 6’6″ so need a longer stick).
Bit early, but here are the latest dates for ordering online from Emilyhannah Limited for delivery in time for Christmas 2015:
Wednesday 23rd December – UK orders
Friday 4 December – Africa – Middle East Monday 7 December – Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Japan, Eastern Europe (ex. Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia) Tuesday 8 December – Caribbean, Central & South America Thursday 10 December – Greece, Australia, New Zealand Monday 14 December – Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland Tuesday 15 December – Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA Wednesday 16 December – Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain Thursday 17 December – France Friday 18 December – Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland
The last day for posting out for UK orders is Wednesday the 23rd December at 1pm GMT. After this date we are then closed until 5th January 2016.
Our very talented stick maker (Peter) is now taking commissions for his hand carved sticks in time for Christmas. You can choose from the selection on the website or you can send in some photos of your pet for him to copy.
Work typically takes 4 to 6 weeks during the year, but as the orders multiply for Christmas, it’s best to get your order in early. Each stick topper is hand carved from a block of wood and then painted by hand to a beautiful finish.
In fact, the whole stick is handmade from start to finish. The wood for the shank is selected and cut locally and then it is dried (seasoned) for two to three years and then steam straightened.
The shank is finished with oil, cut to the desired height and finished with a brass ferrule. The handle is attached to the pole with a steel insert making it very strong and robust.
A hand carved walking stick is not only beautiful but it is made to be used as well. You will get years and years of use out of one of these sticks. They make excellent gifts.
For bespoke requests, the stick maker asks that you send in 4 photographs of your pet (1 from the front, 2 profile pictures and 1 from the back) to get a perfect likeness. We can also add an engraved collar to make the gift even more personalized.
Get in touch today and see what we can do for you!
We have recently added some very attractive shell handled walking canes to the range. Come and have a look by clicking on the image below on on the following link: Shell Handled Walking Canes
Available in five different designs, these Derby handled canes are very well made and look great. The shell is set into the handles with resin so there is no danger of them being chipped off. The shell pieces are from abalone and mother of pearl, also known as nacre. Nacre is strong, resilient and iridescent – perfect stick making qualities!
The shell handled canes are five of over one hundred new items we added to the website last month. Please come and see our new sticks today!
Just like all of our other wooden canes, these shell handled ones can be shortened to any height required, have an engraved plaque added and can be delivered to any UK address in just one day. We also ship overseas.
Adding a metal ferrule to the tip of your walking stick doesn’t require any expensive or complex tools. All you need is a Stanley knife and some epoxy resin glue and about 20 minutes spare.
First of all you get the correct size ferrule. Select one with a diameter a couple of millimeters less than the diameter of your walking stick. This is because you are going to create a tapered end for the ferrule to fit over and you want it to meet the shaft so that it is flush (without a lip). This looks better and makes a clean finish.
When you have got the right ferrule, hold it next to the end of the stick and score a line where the ferrule will cover the stick. The line will be the same as the inside depth of the ferrule.
Next, start cutting the bark or wood away from the tip by starting from the scored line. You need to hold the stick firmly and cut away from you. Keep cutting all the way around the tip until you have created a tapered end.
On completion of each circuit, take the ferrule and put it over the end until it fits over nicely and meets the scored line edge. The idea is to shape the tip of the stick so that it fits snugly into the ferrule and the end of the stick is touching the inside end of the ferrule.
When the tip has been cut enough to fit the ferrule, prepare the epoxy resin by mixing a small amount of each substance on to a piece of cardboard or other disposable surface. When it’s ready, coat the tip of the stick and the inside of the ferrule with the glue and tap the ferrule on with a hammer or push it down hard on the floor to make sure it is firmly attached.
When the ferrule is on you can pinch it on by hammering a nail or pin into one or both sides, but you don’t have to.
That’s it! Hazel, beech and chestnut woods are soft and easy to work with but you will find blackthorn and other thorn woods more time consuming. You can also make the work mush quicker by using a belt sander or other power tools with a sanding function.
We were asked if we could make a Bishop’s crozier or crosier (either spelling). I didn’t know what one was so I Googled it and thought I’d add some information here. A crosier is a special kind of shepherd’s crook specifically for Bishops. It symbolises the crook used by shepherds to guide their flock and of the bishop’s role as successor to Christ, the Good Shepherd.
They can be quite simple staffs or very intricate indeed. Please see the images below:
A crozier is usually made from wood or metal and can be lavishly decorated with jewels and crosses. It is presented to the bishop at his consecration “so that he may govern and correct those below him or to offer support to the weakest of the weak.”
So it as once used to bring new people into his flock, support the weak and to discipline too. It is held in the left hand, keeping the right hand free to give blessings. Go to Wikipedia to find out everything there is to know..
The crozier is also known as the pastoral staff, from the Latin pastor, shepherd. We don’t supply these but we do sell shepherd’s crooks and market sticks.
I received this wonderful book “The Magic Walking Stick and Stories from the Arabian Nights” as a present last week and what a gem! This edition was published by Associated Newspapers Ltd, London, and made and printed by Purnell and Sons in Paulton (Somerset) and London in 1932.
There are some beautiful notes inside, written in a child’s hand, “Read most of it” and “The Magic Walking Stick by John Buchan” and “This is Mark’s book”
There is also a personal message that says, “David John Russel Kitiwake, given to him by his father November 3rd 1934”
The illustrations are gorgeous and amazing alone and the chapters have intriguing titles such as, “The Adventure of the Ivory Valley”, “The kidnapping of the Kidnapper”, “The Restoration of Prince Anatole”, “The Crowning Adventure”, “The Adventure of the Royal Larder” and “The Going of the Staff”.
The story really kicks off on page 39 (just making the 40 page rule) where it is revealed that the protagonist (Bill) has come into the possession of one of two magic walking sticks. His father happens upon a book in his library with a passage that reads, “Et assumpsi mihi duas virgas, unam vocavi Decorem, et alteram vocavi Funiculum; et pavi gregam” in latin.
His father reads from a Bible;
“Look up the seventh verse of the eleventh chapter of Zechariah and read.”
Bill read: “And I took unto me two staves, the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.”
“You understand that?” his father said. “The prophet had two staves, one called Decor and the other Funiculus; that is Beauty and Bands. One was for comfort and the other for discipline – you might say one was a walking-stick and the other a schoolmaster’s cane. Now the book I have been reading – it is a volume of Acta Sanctorum, the ‘Doings of the Saints’, and it was written in Germany in the twelfth century – syas that these staves were real sticks and that they had magical power. They lay in the treasury in the Temple of Jerusalem until the Emperor Titus sacked it and carried them off. After that they seem to have roamed for centuries about Europe, Charlemagne – you have heard of Charlemagne? – had one, and the Emperor Justinian had one; but they disappeared as soon as they were misused. The point about them was that they were magic sticks and would carry their possessor anywhere in the world he wanted to go to. But the trouble was that you could not be certain what was their particular magic. They were as alike as tow peas, but one was Decor and the other Funiculus, and if you treated Decor like Funiculus it took the huff and disappeared. If it was Decor it would take you gallivanting about the Earth for your amusement and never complain. But if you used it ofr some big serious job, it was apt to leave you in the lurch. Funiculus was just the opposite. It was all right in things like battles and rescues and escapes, but if you took it on a pleasure trip it would let you down.”
Bill listened with breathless interest. “What happened to the sticks?” he asked.
“My books says that in its time, that is the twelfth century, Funiculus had gone over the horizon, but Decor was believed to be in the possession of the Emperor Frederick….It’s a good story, isn’t it? I daresay it is the origin of all the old witches’ broomsticks with wills of their own. Hullo! Hullo! it’s six o’clock, I must see Thomas about tomorrow’s covert shoot.”
When his father had left, Bill sat for a long time in meditation. Clearly he had got one of the two staves which had come down from the old prophet in the Bible and had drifted for two thousand years through the hands of Popes and Kings. The question was, which one? Was it Beauty or Bands?
Then the adventures start and it’s great! The ending (spoiler alert!!) is this:
“Let every boy and girl keep a sharp eye on shops where sticks are sold. The magic staff is not quite four feet long and about one and a quarter inches thick. It is made of a heavy dark red wood, rather like the West Indian purpleheart. Its handle is in the shape of a crescent with the horns uppermost, made of some white substance which is neither bone nor ivory. If anyone sees such a stick, then Bill will give all his worldly wealth for news of it.”
The other half of the book is a compilation of stories from The Arabian Nights including; “Story of the Fisherman and the Genie”, “Story of the Magic Horse” and “Story of the Seven Voyages of Sinbad of the Sea”. All exciting stories with the same wonderful pictures.
This enchanting book is next in line after I finish reading the Famous Five books to my two sons.