Rural Crafts Day

Saturday, July 28th 2012

Over 250 people visited the reserve today to enjoy the sunshine and see some rural crafts in action! Crafts people from the Clervaux Trust teamed up with local craft experts and gave numerous demonstrations throughout the day. From green woodwork...

to felt making....

and everything in between! Visitors (and staff and volunteers) were encouraged to try their hand at a new skill.

Pottery was extremely popular and some children spent hours creating masterpieces!

Pond-dipping, sweep netting and guided walks were carried out at various times and were thoroughly enjoyed by the participants.

Crafts in the classroom included knitting, spinning, embroidery and kite making.

Spinning is not as easy as it looks as many of us discovered!

The Beacon Bakery from Catterick Garrison sold homemade bread from their Artisan bakery.

And Sophie brought bread...

The blacksmith showed off his skills too.

All in all, a great fun day out. Thank you to all of the crafts people and to the volunteers who have put in hours of time to prepare the event and ensure that it ran smoothly.

Finally, congratulations go to Beth, who won the raffle and will be joining the Reserve Managers for a day 'behind the scenes' during the school holidays!

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