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Learning new skills

Ian Daniel, 24 September 2010

Over the past weeks I've been busy learning new skills. Paul Atkin spent a few days at the Village and showed me how to create my own wooden bowls. He also built a lathe. With the help of our blacksmith and leather worker we hope to start making our own bowls! Helen Campbell has also been over to teach me basket weaving skills. Come and join me over the next months as we prepare for winter.

Find out how we think people in the Iron Age stored plants and food for the winter
8-10 Oct 11.00 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 16.00
Watch me prepare for the winter and come and try your hand at weaving wicker and reed
4-5 Dec 12.00-13.00 & 14.00 - 15.30

[image: Ian Daniel having a go with a lathe]

Having a go with the lathe

[image: Ian making a wooden bowl]

Can you see the bowl taking shape - remember this was my first time!

[image: Ian making a wooden bowl]

No pressure with so many watching!

[image: baskets Iron Age]

Helen Campbell showing us how it's done

[image: baskets Iron Age]

My first basket!


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