Monday, March 13, 2017

Lost Trades Fair

Saturday we went up to Kyneton and met Robyn and Phil at the Fair, they left before us, we wanted a slower start to the day!! It was an amazing collection of people making things in the old way---of interest to me there was felting, and spinning and weaving, one lady was promoting hand sewing, which I didn't think was a lost trade but there you go!! It was very hot and sunny and BUSY!!!
guitar making happening here

and harps

this lady was making a floor rug, something I would like to try one day,

the lady behind the pipe organ..

played a hurdy gurdy

this was the carved head of the instrument, isn't it beautiful??

this man was demonstrating a sewing machine for sewing strips of carpet together, I think it was used in the early 1900's 

lovely old sewing machine

and old singer set up 

and this lady was working on a very old spinning wheel, which was very different form any I had seen before.
After the fair we wandered back to Bullengarook and stopped at the Perry's place
had  a play with her beautiful dogs

aren't they gorgeous!!

Getting a group shot was like trying to herd cats..hubby was not helping!! lol!!


Pamela said...

What a great event! I would like to attend, too.

Farm Gate Creations said...

It was great to catch up Sue

Fiona said...

fun and games...

Ondrea said...

An amazing thing to attend. It would be lovely seeing beautifully handcrafted things. Loooove the harp. Always wanted to learn to play the harp.

Chookyblue...... said...

What an interesting day. .....

Michelle Ridgway said...

It all sounds so interesting. Great piccie of you all x

Elyte said...

Would have loved to visit the Lost Trades Fair, maybe next time.
A good opportunity to catch up with Tracee.

newsurfiegirl said...

Wow looks like such an interesting day!

Raewyn said...

What an interesting fair - I would love to attend something like that; it's nice to know some peole are keeping those old crafts alive.