Do you follow the ‘sheddie’ world on Twitter? It’s a great place to stay up to date with creative and inspiring ideas for getting the most from your ‘man cave’ or ‘she-shed’. To help you connect with fellow shed lovers everywhere, we’ve compiled a list of 15 terrific Twitter accounts to start you off on your journey to digital sheddie nirvana.
Winner of Shed of the Year 2015 and a judge at the 2016 competition, Walter Micklethwait knows his sheds. His winning entry? An old chicken house, transformed into a mini gin distillery, farm shop, Wild West-themed saloon, and a piano bar. No wonder some call him the “top sheddie in the country.”
For more pictures of the Inshriach distillery head to our facebook page. #shedoftheyear https://t.co/wnxVVsq2nc pic.twitter.com/qoPzVyWZSb
— Walter Micklethwait (@Inshriach) July 7, 2015
Walter's winning shed
Tattooing from what he describes as the “smallest working studio in the land”, Dave Sandiland’s shed is his workplace and his passion. Plus, if footy and Jack Daniels are your thing, he’s your man. Keep an eye out for appearances by “Wee Heidi”, the shed’s guardian and Dave’s “co-pilot and partner in crime”.
Wee Heidi, Guardian of the Shed. pic.twitter.com/7kM4Cp45Or
— Jaggy paintbrush tat (@jaggytattoo) February 29, 2016
Wee Heidi is the best guardian you could ask for...
A shed can be a magical place – it definitely is for Oliver Tabor. A professional magician, he performs both in the UK and abroad, and his magic studio shed is where he’s been perfecting his craft for the past 20 years. This year, he’s enchanted himself into the finals of the Shed of the Year competition.
This time last week... pic.twitter.com/sWoimrcW34
— Oliver Tabor (@otabormagic) February 24, 2017
Youtuber and stylist, Emily Fisher is a 2017 SOTY finalist for her bright and beautiful #GirlShed. Craving some of her native beachside Bournemouth in her Bristol back garden, Emily created a colourful sheddie paradise. For more shed-loving fun, follow her popular Instagram feed @MermaidGossip too.
I've just finished editing my #shedtour video! It's live at 3pm GMT if you like what you see, I'd love it if you c… https://t.co/sV24lRPDmS pic.twitter.com/eWXMKVtnKH
— Emily Fisher (@MermaidGossip) May 21, 2017
Mermaid sheds are colourful sheds!
Joining Emily in the 2017 SOTY finals is architect and artist, Tim Scrace. A firm believer that an Englishman’s shed is his castle, Tim brought his architecture powers to bear on his #LittleBlueShed which he constructed from free pallets and recycled materials like insulation off-cuts and old floor boards.
Shed & cat #littleblueshed. Don't be afraid to put your entry in by Monday. https://t.co/03l43t2rU2 Good luck sheddies!! @unclewilco pls rt pic.twitter.com/i1hvYtzpuR
— Tim Scrace (@timscrace) May 13, 2017
Cats love sheds too...
Want to stay up-to-date with the world of sheds? Follow founder, original Sheddie, and Shed of the Year judge, Andrew Wilcox. With every scroll down his feed, you’ll see some of the UK’s best sheds. Plus, you’ll get behind-the-scenes glimpses of the competition. All hail the king of sheds!
Great day filming #shedoftheyear yesterday now bring on the #sheddies pic.twitter.com/gnUET2FpcR
— Andrew Wilcox (@unclewilco) June 11, 2017
No greater shed judge than this
Colin Furze is an epic YouTuber and garage inventor with multiple Guinness World Records (and millions of social media followers) to his name. He’s also the creator of the apocalyptic Bunker Shed and a 5.5 metre-high kids’ play den shaped like a Star Wars AT-AT. The force is strong with this one.
— colin furze (@colin_furze) May 27, 2017
Oooooo, indeed! Man cave mastery!
Fans of illustration and design will love following Lee John Phillips. A seriously talented artist, he’s currently drawing the entire contents of his grandfather’s tool shed – around 100,000 items. He released “The Toolshed Colouring Book” with 50 of his shed-centric illustrations last year. Bring on more #ShedProject!
Volume 2 is going slow thanks to life, but hey! #headdownarseup #theshedproject #illustration pic.twitter.com/C1BbH3ULx9
— Lee John Phillips (@LeeJohnPhillips) May 23, 2017
Slow, but steady
Endurance athlete, Laura Try recently used her garden shed to train for a 1,800-mile #GreatBritishRow around the country. The event was in aid of tackling other massive obstacles like homelessness and mental illness. Follow her inspiring journey as she seems to take on the impossible every day.
30 minutes in the crazy shed done, in a desperate attempt to look fit for tomorrow's photoshoot with @HandFmagazine ??????#rowing #shedlife pic.twitter.com/aGvOsTv4Bp
— Laura Try (@LTFactor) May 22, 2017
#shedlife lived to the full
A dyed-in-the-wool crafter, Helen Lockhart’s Twitter feed is filled with both pictures of the beautiful wool she sells on her website, Ripples Crafts, and the Scottish Highlands where she lives. She hand-dyes the colourful yarn in her home #DyeShed, which she’s “slowing getting… just so.” But the view from her shed’s already a winner!
Not a bad "View from the Dye Shed" today #Assynt #ViewFromTheDyeShed #ViewFromTheOffice pic.twitter.com/DRXo0yGYKH
— Helen (@ripplescrafts) May 31, 2017
Dyeing to get back to the shed for this view
Waging a “one-woman war against ditzy florals” from her sewing shed, Cath Janes – aka Kraken Creations – is a force to be reckoned with. Her crafts are bold and beautiful “homemade rays of sunshine” that often tackle mental health issues. How can embroidery do all that? Follow along and see for yourself!
Want a full tour of my sewing shed? Then come over to my Fb page for six mins of detailed fun/ horror. #meetthemaker https://t.co/i8KdkUaWCT pic.twitter.com/eTqMl1rmxu
— Cath Janes (@KrakenKreations) May 11, 2017
Check out the maker's shed tour
Keen woodworker? Luke Anthony Wesley is your guy. As his account name suggests, he’s all about woodworking. Case in point: his extraordinary #CabinoftheGreenMan, which won the “Workshop” category in the 2015 Shed of the Year competition. Made of reclaimed timber and old pallets, it’s a stunner.
#cabinofthegreenman #shedoftheyear @Evolution_Tools @MrJoelBird @readersheds @doodlebuilder88 finished = happy! pic.twitter.com/eReMevYvLM
— woodlaw carvings (@woodlawcarvings) May 12, 2015
Some astonishing carving work from the expert
Nic Vickery-Brown loves her #LadyShed when she’s at home. She takes the #shedspirit with her on the road too; her vintage caravan “Gertie” is a mobile artist’s gallery/studio. Watch out for hints on where to find Geoffrey – her tweed-besuited contribution to the Cotswold Hare Trail – on her feed.
Looking forward to @OxonArtweeks next month.....Gertie will be my mobile gallery/studio for the 10 days outside @CuckoosNestArt nr Witney x pic.twitter.com/BBZH2mY9JX
— nic vickery (@nicvickerybrown) April 27, 2017
Gertie, the travelling sheddie's solution!
You might have seen Cesca Major’s name on book spines in WHSmith. She’s a novel-writer, as well as a book-lover, tea-maker and shed-lover. Kitted out with a record player, shelves upon shelves of books, and a comfy chair, it’s no wonder Cesca loves writing in her garden shed.
Want to snoop round my writing shed? Working in here this morning... #amwriting #shedlife #books #TuesdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/d6BvB0Fhpu
— Cesca Major (@CescaWrites) May 30, 2017
Cesca's 'room of dreams' (press 'play')
Have you got some favourite Twitter sheds? Share them with us @WaltonsGarden. And while you’re there, give us a follow too for all things sheddie!
Lead image: Gary Pettit