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Wooden Gifts from Gecko Designs

ap-gecko-greenWooden Gifts are a real joy. My late father was a carpenter and joiner and his love of all things wood was second to none and it clearly passed down to me. I passed on the chance to become a carpenter myself, not just because I am a girl, but at the time I preferred riding horses and looking after my dogs.

So living in the countryside, and being surrounded by all types of wood, not just cut and sawn but trees and forests, is probably the core reason I created Gecko Designs.

I wanted to combine everything I loved and whilst some purists might argue that my real wood framed cut out art is not solid wood, it is my, quite reasonable, twist on it as I am simply not able to create solid wood objects so I have to resort to making real wood a core part of Gecko Designs products.

oaktree with red floral fabricSo I call my products wooden gifts, and I think they are. I diddled about with wood effect frames when I first started, and they were of course cheaper to buy, but finally I decided to stick to my guns and go with just wood, and so here we are.

Wooden Gifts clearly come in all shapes and sizes and I hope you accept my argument that Gecko Designs does create wooden gifts. But it is your choice, just have a look and see how I have respected and reflected the countryside in what I do, and you will find yourself the proud owner of unique, personalised and exclusive real wood framed cut out art for your home or as a gift for friends or family.

Just pop over to our Gecko Designs Shop where you can select your real wood frame, the size and design of your cut out art and the fabric or map to complete your artwork.  Then we will check your selection, to make sure we get it right, make it up and send it out to you as soon as we can.

We do not hold stock, we will make your artwork to order so bear with us and order in plenty of time.  We are only to happy to discuss any special orders so just get in touch.

Elaine (Chief Gecko!)

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Bertie and Jack – That is not Us

Gecko Designs not Bertie and JackBertie and Jack – Who are they? Some of our customers mention, when visiting the stall, that they have seen something similar, but thankfully not as interesting to them, when visiting Bath, for example.

What they have probably seen is Bertie and Jack which is a cut out company offering paper backed cut out art in contemporary white and black mdf frames which seems popular with city dwellers but does not really appeal to the countryside and rural lovers that frequent the Dorset Netherlands. And in most cases these customers have been put off by Bertie and Jack prices and are very happy when they see ours.

We are completely different from them. We need to make that completely clear. The cut out mount designs are our own for a start, and we use quality padded fabric in our cut out art which is a completely unique formula in the UK. Also, as a nod to my late father who was a carpenter, and with respect to our countryside surroundings, we use only real wooden frames for our cut out artwork.

stagpictureGecko Designs is the only company offering this exclusive combination of mount cutouts and padded fabric and we pride ourselves on providing something that our countryside lovers really enjoy. We also offer some lovely fabric based landscape art of Stags in the Wild and Country Wildlife, and as a reference to our seaside location (ie the South Coast) we have a very popular range of fabric based Beach Hut landscapes.  Now, you don’t have to live in Dorset to get your hands on our lovely stuff, any country dweller, and also those city dwellers that have a love of the rural, can order online at our Gecko Designs Shop and we will make your personalised, unique and exclusive cut out art or map memory as soon as we can and send it along to you.

We do not carry stock as everything is made for you and we always check we have got it right before sending it out too.

So forget about Bertie and Jack and look to Gecko Designs to create your gift or home decoration.