Don't have much time to do this post justice, suffice it to say, we loved it, I will definately go agin and next year would like to do some spoon carving demos. There was a huge variety of furniture makers, basket weavers, bodgers, pole lathe turners - then there were lathes, shave horses, chopping blocks and tools galore.
Here are a few photos - put it in your diary for next year - easy access for those in the midlands.
|Me with Mike Abbott - got to get on one of his chair courses.|
|Ruth hand raising a pork pie in the display tent.|
|My kids on the climbing wall - no extra charge.|
|I've got to have a go at one of these - plenty of hazel around Leicester.|
|Lots of tools, but no bargains - way out of my price range.|
|Midlands round of the bodgers 'log to leg' race|
|These were the nicest spoons there - Martin Damen's - beautiful. I really love the tiny ladles on a string.|