Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June 2019
“Made in the Blackcountry”
This was Blackcountry Woodturners’ third event at the lovely Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust building.
This time we were at the “Made in the Blackcountry” weekend craft event, along with other local people displaying and chatting about their particular type of crafts on display, and what lovely people we met too.
The weekend started with several members turning out of their beds and arriving on site at about 08:30am, for the grand set up to begin, by 10:00am we were ready to go, with lathe demo area and splendid craft display all ready for the visiting public to enjoy.
The morning foot traffic was a little slow but picked up as the day progressed, during the day it was great to see a fair number of our club members turn out in support of the club and we all enjoyed a good old chinwag between ourselves.
The lathe was kept busy all day, entertaining the public, who as usual was very interested in watching what was being made and asking loads of questions, the children especially enjoyed the demonstrations and went away with a free spinning top.
The first day concluded at 4 pm and we all went home for a well-earned rest….
On Sunday we arrived at around 9 am and prepared the tables for the 10 am opening.
Thanks go to Steve & Rob Hackett plus Roger Cheshire, Kim Harris, Mel Adams and Roger Sherwood-Howells for making and giving away children’s spinning tops and other projects throughout the weekend, and also to all the club members that turned out to support us over the weekend….….well done all of you.
Again the public footfall was quiet, to begin with, but picked up throughout the day, again the lathe was in full swing keeping the adults and children entertained.
Below are some more photos from the event:-