Traditions @Amberley

I spent a slightly grey day in June out at Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre, 

keeping company with a hat maker, a lace maker and quilter in the Hayloft

as we demonstrated our crafts, gossiped and giggled during the 

inaugural Traditional Crafts weekend. 

Outside there were ceramic painters, blacksmiths, spinners and knitters,

jam producers, homemade soaps and a lampshade maker, 

among others.


Traditional crafts with a contemporary twist 

and many makers happy to share their secrets.

It was a great day out, seeing behind the finished products 

and meeting so many creative craftspeople. 

With special thanks to the Amberley Working Museum camera volunteers:

David Ballantyne 

for filming a small taste of 'life in the slow lane' above 

and Pete Edgeler 

for catching me in one of my frequent breaks to talk with visitors.


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