From the 24th to the 26th of May 2019, for the first time a blacksmith's meeting takes place at the Federseemuseum Bad Buchau in Southern Germany, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.
Learn to make your own candles using beeswax from hives sited on the nearby Hook Peninsula. In this unhurried and story-filled workshop, discover the subtle qualities and remarkable health benefits of pure beeswax, and learn the techniques needed to make candles of your own.
This is an opportunity to take time out to immerse yourself in nature for the weekend. You will be shown how to recognize the materials that can be used to create a unique basket. We will experiment with different techniques such as cordage, braiding and plying which will transform your materials ready for weaving into your creation.
This workshop will teach you to spin yarn from a sheep’s fleece, as well as dyeing yarn from plant material. Two dye pots will be simmering during the day so that two colours will be shimmering by the end of the course. While the dye-pots simmer, you will learn to sort, tease and spin a woolen yarn on a drop spindle.
Course objective: Extraction of iron from iron ore.
No experience in tablet weaving yet? With this course we create the basis for understanding tablet weaving. With an understanding of the structure of a board tape, patterns can then be easily woven - with or without a pattern font. This makes it possible to freely weave your own patterns without sample fonts.
Activities for all ages. Crafting and cultural heritage meetings with a focus on the Viking Age. Selling of crafted products, the annual harvest, food, Viking Age games, torchlight procession and an autumn bonfire on the Saturday to end the season.
The harvest feast is arranged by the Fotevikens Byalag village community.
Shop and entry open: 10.00 - 16.00
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm
Prices: Adults £5.00, Children £2.50, Under 4's free - Tickets available on the gate on the day.