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Traditional crafts on show at museum

Ryedale Folk Museum

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Ryedale Folk Museum 132201a

Local artists and craftsmen will showcase their skills at Ryedale Folk Museum on Saturday and Sunday.

Demonstrations at the museum in Hutton-le-Hole will include bobbin lace makers, calligraphy with York Scribes, leather book binding with York Book Binder’s Phil Winskill, chair caning and clog making.

Among the other attractions at the Traditional Craft weekend are a tinsmith workshop, stone carving, rag-rugging, making a sugar flower with the Sugar Guild or finding out about how to knit, spin, weave and felt with members of Cleveland Fibre Arts.

Visitors can also see pottery making in action and try their own hand at making a pot with ceramicist Wendy Greenwood, of Greenwood Crafts, Hutton-le-Hole.

Emma McKenzie, the museum’s events co-ordinator, said: “This year’s event promises to be a wonderful celebration of traditional rural crafts. It’s a great chance for visitors to talk to many enthusiastic and highly skilled craftspeople and have a go at a few of the crafts themselves.”

On Sunday, visitors can listen to story telling and watch musical instruments being made in the museum’s Iron Age round house, get hands-on with some dry stone walling and witness the skills of a traditional blacksmith in the museum’s own forge.

The events run from 11am to 4pm on each day.

 

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