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NotTheSignShop | Maker | Studio | Middlesex, Vermont

We are Not. NotTheSignShop.

We are a Vermont-based Maker studio pursuing novel applications of technologies and materials, exploring connections between traditionally separate domains and ways of working, and building the unconventional in an improvisational style.

Happily at the intersection of CUSTOM DESIGN, NON-TRADITIONAL SIGNMAKING, and the EXPERIMENTAL, we partner with our clients to help the space around them convey who they are quickly, effectively, and with lasting results.

NotTheSignShop is a loose collaboration among several artists. To grant the artistic freedom and ability-to-experiment that anonymity provides, regular members receive an artist tag. Currently on the site are the works of Unruly-e, Pooks, and Fluffy.

Our shop is on a dirt road just north of Tangletown, in Middlesex, Vermont and open by appointment:

NotTheSignShop
Middlesex, Vermont

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Experimenting with materials in kinetic sculptures led us to a serendipitous discovery for the garden.



Long, thin scraps of shop materials (think off-cut strips of aluminum), dangled from thin wire and hung in the wind, create an unusual spinning and bouncing motion. This movement makes for a pleasant visual display for humans, but notsomuch for birds (who are understandably cautious).

Enter blueberry season, and the oft-fought battle for the little blue treasures. Out of curiosity, we hung several strips of the magic, motion material off of mason's line, itself strung over the plants in a triangular grid. We added a few small, dense off-cuts (usually with hardware) at ground level to get the attention of any ground-based interlopers.



The result so far has been fantastic - birds are kept at bay and the less-dense-that-netting hanging arrangements make for easily accessible berries.

Drop us a line if you'd like a set of scraps for your own garden.