Visitors to Cobb and Co. Museum this weekend will have the opportunity to watch two heritage trades workshops.
A knife making blacksmithing workshop will be held on 20 and 21 June and participants will have the opportunity to make a knife in different styles such as a dagger, skinning or kitchen knife over the two day weekend workshop.
This workshop is only open to people who have completed the beginners and advanced blacksmithing workshops at Cobb and Co Museum however spectators are welcome to watch between 10am and 4pm each day.
On Sunday, 21 June there will also be an introduction to felting workshop. Participants will make a series of sample pieces using four different techniques that can be turned into decorative objects including glasses cases, book covers and pin cushions.
After completing the introductory felting workshop, participants will be eligible to attend the beginners’ workshop on August 8 and 9 for an opportunity to create their own unique wool felted shawl.
Museum Director Deborah Tranter said this is a great opportunity for visitors to see how two very different heritage skills both can be successfully today to make unique contemporary items.
“Participants in the blacksmithing workshops have created objects as diverse as a mirror stand, flowers in steel, wine rack and book stand and to see some of the clothes, hats and scarves created through felting is just amazing,” Mrs Tranter said.
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