Traditions in the Making

10:00am — 4:30pm

traditions in the making

Designed to celebrate heritage craft skills and show the connections between the makers - our common roots of shared experience – and what we have succeeded in crafting from nature. 


Allan Brown’s Nettle Dress and Barbara Keal’s Coat of Hopes will all be on display in the listed barn throughout the whole weekend. There will also be hands-on demonstrations of the heritage skills of weaving, spinning, knitting, crochet, bobbin lacemaking, embroidery and darning with more displays and fleece preparation and spinning in the shepherd’s hut. 



Sat 1st April    

10.30-12.30   Flax/nettle and wool processing with Allan Brown and Flaxland 

14.00-16.00   Meet the coat and the artist Barbara Keal 


Sun  2nd April  

10.30-12.30   Sock knitting on the SPS Edwardian circular knitting machine 

14.00-16.00   An introduction to bobbin lacemaking from the Southwick Lace Group


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