News and Reviews

A page for News and Reviews…
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Sue and Dave Lamberton

“Dave had long promised himself one of Peter’s incredible wooden tankards after many years of tending to his ‘medieval patients’. The brass syringe so carefully made by Peter, has been used to successfully treat many unwell men who have commented on it’s smooth and painless insertion!!!”

“Peter is such a pleasure to work with on bespoke commissions. The too-ing and fro-ing of “here’s a picture – can you make that out of…’ (fill in as appropriate) is a joy! My oak netting post was constructed using the one and only image that exists of such a tool and between us, a clever dual-height version was designed and made. Everyone asks about it whenever I’m at a display or lecturing on silk hairnets! Practical but so gorgeous!”
“I don’t think I’d go to anyone else for my beautiful, fine veil pins! True, I look after them very carefully, but they are so well made that I still haven’t had to break into my set of spares!”

Living History Scotland

Money Bag for coin striking demonstrations
Images copyright Hugh Robertson Living History Scotland

Flora Fairburn and Martin Francis – Best of Times, Worst of Times, and The Guilde 

“Your individual pieces bring history alive”
Images copyright Flora Fairburn, Martin Francis, BOTWOT and The Guilde

Tankard and pomander-topped staff
Hobby horse and football, tankard on table
Martin's embroidered bag

Catherine Guilder – Tudor Tales – 2023

“As a valued customer for over 20 years Peter’s work is amazing and always historically correct. From bags, purses, turned pots and girdles I can say they match expectations perfectly. I have always used Crossman crafts for my spinning and weaving items and have no problem recommending them to my workshop participants over the years.” 
Photos below copyright Catherine Guilder

Comb and pomander
Small composite form heddle
Lucet for weaving

Kevin Goodman June 2023

“As a medical historian and public speaker, when doing historical displays and presentations, it is essential for me to have accurate, quality reproductions of objects from history, which is why I like to buy from Peter.”

Venetian fleam made for Kevin Goodman
Tudor clyster made for Kevin Goodman
Vicky Shearman
30/11/2011 via LinkedIn
Peter has provided beautiful replicas of some diverse objects. Always well researched with an amazing attention to detail.”
P Le Pinnet
5/11/2011 via LinkedIn
“Peter’s items are of a high superb quality. His skills and dedication is evident in his work and the reputation he has gained in the re-enactment community is immense. I would highly recommend his products to anyone.