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Ron Tremback and Patti Robertson have designed and created fretwork full time since 1992. As well as making the more traditional fretwork subjects such as, wildlife and silhouettes, they are well known for their more esoteric creations, such as, Celtic designs and ancient symbolism.
We also create one of a kind woodburned pieces (pyrography).
In addition to the woodburning, Patti draws the patterns, creating an eclectic mix of images to produce their 450 current designs. She also sands and finishes the fretwork items. Patti has more than 35 years experience as an artisan creating many different kinds of arts and crafts. She has experience in weaving and knitting and has formal training in upholstery. She has also done papermaking and beeswax candle making, and has given workshops in these art forms.
They have now exhibited at more than 440 juried arts and craft shows during their 24 years of creating fretwork.
Often people ask Ron and Patti if they use a laser machine or some other computer controlled device to produce their fretwork. The answer to this is a definite “no” as they produce their creations using similar techniques to those that have been in use for centuries. They make everything by hand with a scroll saw and oodles of elbow grease.
Ron and Patti, in the 24 years that they have been creating fretwork, have been the only full time fretworkers in Canada. Also, the woodburned pieces are truly one of kind, since they are originals.
Wood - laminated hardwood and solid hardwood for fretwork; solid birch, ash, oak, cedar, and pine for the wood burned pieces. Finished with a natural linseed oil based finish.
We ship to Canada and USA via Canada Post. Shipping to Canada and US is $7 for orders under $50, $12 for orders up to $100, and $15 for orders over $100. For other places email us for shipping prices. We will ship out within 2 - 4 business days, unless we are at a show (check our itinerary on our website).