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14 top Twitter sheddies

14 top Twitter sheddies

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.

Walter Micklethwait

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.”

Walter's winning shed

Jaggy Paintbrush Tat

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 is the best guardian you could ask for...

Oliver Tabor

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.


Emily Fisher

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.

Mermaid sheds are colourful sheds!

Tim Scrace

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.

Cats love sheds too...

Andrew Wilcox

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! 

No greater shed judge than this

Colin Furze

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.

Oooooo, indeed! Man cave mastery!

Lee John Phillips

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!

Slow, but steady

Laura Try

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.

#shedlife lived to the full

Helen Lockhart

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!

Dyeing to get back to the shed for this view

Cath Janes

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!

Check out the maker's shed tour

Woodlaw Carvings

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.

Some astonishing carving work from the expert

Nic Vickery-Brown

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.

Gertie, the travelling sheddie's solution!

Cesca Major

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.

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

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