Sunday, 30 August 2009


Yesterday was spent at the annual Oak Fair; we went with friends, the weather was perfect - it was a lovely day. I always come back from there very inspired with a list as long as my arm of things I want to try. Some of the bigger projects carry over from year to year, but I'd like to think I'll get there one day!
So, the list looks like this:

Build and learn to use a pole lathe
Bark containers
Making hide boots
Learning more about fire starting
Using antlers
Wood turning
Making a stick from my own coppiced wood
Hurdle making
More basket making, hedgerow baskets
Making more wooden knitting needles and crochet hooks
Spoon making
Wooden sculptures for the garden
Making a wooden bucket with rope handles

Highlight of the day was meeting Nick Gibbs, the Editor of the excellent Living Woods magazine, which I can't recommend highly enough.


Leanne said...

it was a wonderful, truly inspiring day, wasnt it?

Leanne x

MoominMama said...

That is an impressive list! :D

Saxen said...

That was this weekend? Didn't really miss it.

Although I do see a couple of things on your list are also on dave's to learn list. And he's got a few books you might to nose through as well, next time you want to convince MrL of a visit to dartmoor.