Thursday, 25 July 2013

Rural Crafts Day

Demonstrations Include:

Pottery - Wendy Greenwood
Wendy Greenwood from Greenwood Crafts will be demonstrating pottery on her kick wheel and will also be showing how Raku pottery is made.

Quilting - Scarborough Heirloom Quilters

Lace Making - Cleveland Lace Guild. Cleveland Lace Guild has approx 90 members, who have an interest in lace. There are monthly meeting/workshops, which cover a wide range of crafts, including bobbin lace, needle lace, patchwork, beading, embroidery and crochet, but with a major emphasis on lace. Meetings are held on Saturdays at Egglescliffe Community Centre, Durham Lane, Eaglesliffe, TS16 0EH, from 10am to 3.30pm. The next meeting is on 14th September. Visitors pay £1 for the day, members pay £3 per year. Bring your own craft work and a packed lunch. At 1pm, Pat Martin will give a talk  on 'The Royal Wedding Flowers' and Lacemaid will be there with lace supplies. For more details, phone 01642 783840.

Stone Carving - Jennifer Tetlow. Jennifer Tetlow was introduced to the possibilities of carving and sculpting in stone many years ago as a consequence of living in an area with a strong history of quarrying and tradition of stoneworking. She became a full-time sculptor in 1999 and is self-taught. 

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

Bush Crafts - Mark Barker
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

Saddlery - M.A. Hadfield

Morris Dancing - Briggate Morris Dancers
Briggate Morris are a women's group who dance Northwest style Morris. They have members ranging from 8years old to founding members who are in their 80's.

Farrier - Jason Richardson
Making Shoes for our Clydesdale

Millinery - Veronica Hartley

Corn Dollies - Jill Pearson

Dry Stone Walling - Hugh Boyd

Heavy Horses - Max our Clydesdale. Learn how Max our horse is looked after by his owner Graham Slater.

Other Crafts demonstrated includes:
- Weaving
- Stick Making
- Cooking on the range
- Chair Caning
- Spinning
- Blacksmithing
- Basketry
- Ragrugging
- Felting
- Rope Making

There will also be a children's trail around the museum to try and complete!

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