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‘Hands-On-Day’ 2012

July 3, 2012

It’s full steam ahead for this year’s Hands-On-Day, Saturday 7th July in Fernhurst.  As always, please contact John Sinclair if you are hoping to attend (Jadeswood@tiscali.co.uk ).  You don’t have to be a Member to enjoy the activities, we just need numbers for catering.  Lunch is on us, locally sourced Burgers and Sausages, with Tea/ Coffee/squash provided.  There is an evening meal by way of Venison, at £5 per head.  The increasingly popular vegetarian options will also be available.  Locally sourced Real Ale and Cider will be on tap for a suggested donation of £1 a pint.  Bring your own plates/cutlery/mugs etc.

There will be demonstrations in the following Skills and Crafts:

  • Splitting out Hazel Weavers for Basketry and Besoms
  • Tilley Lamp Clinic – please bring any you have that need to see the doctor!
  • Rope Splicing
  • Steam Bending
  • Pole Lathing
  • Blacksmith’s Forge
  • Tool Sharpening & Handling Clinic – please bring your items of interest
  • Hazel Whirlygigs – kids toys – nice little extra product line
  • Spoon Carving – a couple of ways
  • Knot Tying – for numerous purposes
  • Ways of Making Fire
  • Thatching Spars – a couple of ways
  • Hand Carving
  • Chestnut Palings
  • Tine Cutting – various types/shapes
  • Shrink Pots
  • Speed Weaving
  • Leather Stitching

WOW ! ! !

The usual Tools Auction is running again this year, so please bring anything you wish to auction off.  Making its debut last year, ‘Deer Skittles’ is returning, with the promise of other traditional Games also making an appearance – have a Cider and join in the fun!!

We look forward to seeing you all there…………….

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2013 8:36 pm

    Looks great- what ‘s the date for 2013?

    • January 10, 2013 12:06 pm

      Hi Clive, we have a Committee meeting later this month, I’m sure dates will be confirmed then. We’ll keep you posted!

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