I was lucky to have met Helen Skelton when she came up to Durham to help me create a wood print from the most exciting piece of Oak I have seen. We filmed in Derwentcote woods, using my round of Douglas fir from Grizedale as my table top. I was given the piece of Oak by David Shields who has the most incredible collection of wood pieces, which he keeps at the Art-e-factory in Leadgate Village, County Durham. The piece of wood was from an Oak tree which had been felled by the council and left for many years in a field. Some of it went to mend the Wooden wheels on a cart and David saved the long piece of Burr. He then sanded it until it felt like marble. For the programme we only had to burn, wire brush, seal, ink and then hand burnish to create the print. I was so pleased with the way it came out- utterly beautiful in all its twists and turns and mystery.