The Stickmaker is a the magazine of the British Stickmakers’ Guild – an organisation for stickmakers and collectors, organised by stickmakers and collectors. The British Stickmakers Guild (BSG) was formed in 1984 by a small group of people who were interested in the very ancient craft of making or collecting walking sticks and canes. The kingpin of this group was the late Theo Fossel. Within the first year, this small group had grown to nearly 500 members, and numbers have grown yearly to its current level* of around 2100 , including people from many parts of the world. There are no qualifications required to becoming a member, although it is assumed that there is an interest in the ancient craft of stickmaking and/or collecting.