Crafts

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Crafts Corner

An interesting little corner of the festival with the main craft marquee hosting a varied selection of crafts. A  series of small marquees host working crafts.

Glass Blowers

A fascinating display of how glassware is created. Glass blowing bubbles and shapes come to life in an entertaining way.

Ed and Margaret Burke created E+M Glass in the mid 1980’s. They have been designing and making unique works of art for the table from their studio on the Welsh and English borders since 1988. They attend all of Living Heritage events demonstrating their skills.

Always a popular demonstration, it’s worth getting to this one a bit early if you want a good seat – although demonstrations are held regularly throughout the day.  Worth coming back a couple of times if you’re interested, as they make something different each time!Crafters Wales-13

Blacksmiths

A very traditional English craft, going back centuries. Watch how these master craftsmen bend the metal to their willto create both the beautiful and the functional.

Fabric Demonstrations

fabric craftsHow fabric is made and what it can be used for.  A fascinating series of exhibits on fabric crafts, both old and new, including a spinning demonstration!  You may even be able to have a go at this traditional craft – but don’t prick your finger!

Bee Keeping

Don’t worry – they will be safey contained so you can come close enough to be amazed at the living and working quarters LH Suffolk 2014-36of these little creatures.  Watch and hear how they make honey and buy a few jars to take home and try. (If you suffer from hayfever, local honey is said to help: another good reason, as if you needed one!)

Make and Takes

Have a go yourself.  MAke your own pot to take home with you.  Tuition and guidance all the way through as you create your masterpiece!

Chainsaw Carving

There will be a small chainsaw carving competition going on at the far end of the food festival.  Over the two days, the Churchill in woodcarvers will each carve a classic competition piece that would make a stunning garden centrepiece sculpture. Carvings are available to buy and if you do, they create a lasting impression in your home, conservatory or garden.

nottingham food festivalEach piece is carved from reclaimed timber from a number of sustainable sources throughout England. The wood is hand selected from sawmills, salvage, tree surgery and garden clearance specialists for its character, colour and suitability for carving.

In addition to the piece they work on throughout the festival, carvers will also hold two speed carves each day when they will have just half an hour to create something amazing out of a piece of wood.  These will then be auctioned off to the highest bidder – your chance to go home with a bargain!