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September 2010

Learning new skills

Posted by Ian Daniel on 24 September 2010
Ian Daniel having a go with a lathe
Having a go with the lathe
Ian making a wooden bowl
Can you see the bowl taking shape - remember this was my first time!
Ian making a wooden bowl
No pressure with so many watching!
baskets Iron Age
Helen Campbell showing us how it's done
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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