Friday, 14 June 2013

Wonders of Wood

'Wonders of Wood'

Sat 22 – Sun 23 June

 Ryedale Museum and Ryedale Book festival join forces

The Ryedale Folk Museum is holding its wonderful ‘wonders of wood’ event for a second year. This year it is a little different with The Ryedale Book Festival holding activities alongside the traditional wooden craft demonstrators. A fantastic opportunity to celebrate all the uses of wood.

Wooden Craft Demonstrators

Chair Caning
Christine Addley has been caning and rushing for many years, too many to recall. She runs classes and workshops as well as demonstrating all over Yorkshire, including our wonders of wood event.
Christine can be found on the Brigantia website:

Clog Making
We will also see Clog maker Mike Cahill, demonstrating his interesting craft near the museums own old cobblers workshop.

Bush Crafts
Mark Barker will be demonstrating how to light fires using sparks and birch bark and making wooden 'flowers' by shaving wood.Mark has substantial experience in outdoor education, including most recently as the Forestry Commission's Educational Ranger at Dalby Forest. Building upon a lifetime's passion for the culture and history of American Indians, he has a wealth of bushcraft knowledge

Wood Turning
Demonstrator Phillip Greenwood is a full time professional woodtuner working from the Craft workshops in Hutton-le-Hole.  All my work is on show and is for sale in the shop. I am a writer for Woodturning Magazine one of the worlds leading turning magazines. I run courses in woodturning and Demonstrate the art of woodturning at clubs and shows in the UK.

Furniture Making
Mark Bennett: The Woodlark
Mark Bennett is a cabinet-maker who uses traditional woodworking techniques. He sources his wood locally, saws and air-dries it for at least five years. Mark has an extensive knowledge of wood and specialises in unusually figured boards and non-commercial timbers. Mark studied Architecture and Interior Design at the Royal College of Art, receiving an MA in 1999. He has been practicing fine woodwork for over ten years.

Wood Carving
We have a range of carvers demonstrating some very time consuming and intricate work including Graham Gamble and Wrelton woodcarving group.

Other bits
We also have stick and bow making demonstrations, and a variety of wooden games out for people to try, including our giant Merrils board.

Willow Work
Leilah Vyner from Dragon Willow is Based in North Yorkshire and make willow and greenwood products and run workshops in all things that have a green ethos. Specialising in willow weaving, greenwood carving, events and working with people with disabilities.

Paper Crafts

Paper Cutting
Clare is a Yorkshire based Artist who specialises in papercutting, this involves using just paper and a scalpel to create an image. 

"My work is influenced by the natural world, that's why you will spot so many birds floating about in trees! People sneak in from time to time, as do our four-footed friends! I started my papercutting just using black to cut the images from but have now started adding layers of colour, text and on only one occasion thus far, maps".

Other Things
We also have bookmark printing on our mangle, mask making, and North York Moors Artist Rob Parkin doing illustrating.

Other things going on...

Story Telling (Sat Only)
Irene is an artepreneur who fuses drama, arts and history through stories, characters, making workshops and fun. An actor, writer, creative facilitator and heritage interpreter, she works with schools, libraries, museums, galleries, theatres and appears regularly at festivals.

Book Trail
Try and find the book covers hidden around the site, and win a prize.

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