This weekend Hylands Park hosted an Art, Craft and Sculpture fair. Unlike other fairs I’ve been to recently, I was really impressed. There were multiple tents with lots of different craft demonstrations. See below some pics of my favourites.
I think the most impressive of all the crafts I saw at the fair had to be this one. Paul Hornby delicately cuts away at old coins to create intricate jewellery. It was just fascinating to watch.
Another of my favourites was Martin Green and his Victorian circular knitting machine. With the twirl of a handle the machine quickly churned out meters of knitting. Its fascinating to see old machinery preserved and still in use today.
The guys from Stokes of England gave me an excellent demonstration of heating up iron and shaping it on the anvil.
I loved seeing the wood carvers with their chain saws carving away at big chunks of wood. It really is a great skill to be able to carve using a chain saw, you would think that you would struggle to get such precision.