Friday 28 March 2008

Country crafts

Children can learn to make mini besom brooms at High Elms Country Park, in Farnborough, Kent, this Sunday.

A Woodland Day is offering visitors the chance to see country crafts demonstrated, including pole lathe turning, walking stick making, spoon carving, basket making, rustic furniture construction and projects for kids to have a go at.

As a pagan, I feel that a handcrafted item gives more connection to nature than something that came off a production line at a factory. Seeing how useful items are made using traditional skills also offers an insight into how our ancestors lived and worked.

The Woodland Day runs from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, March 30. It is at High Elms Country Park, Shire Lane, Farnborough, Kent BR6 7JH. Telephone: 01689 862815.

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