News: Heritage Crafts Open Day – update 9/6
We enjoyed seeing a different side of Coventry’s heritage celebrated last weekend as Motofest took over the city. Being so close to the ringroad we could hear the cars zooming around and it was great to see so many vintage cars in the city too.
On to this weekend and we’re looking forward to our crafty friends coming along to demonstrate skills of the past. As usual we’re open from 11am – 4pm on Saturday. We won’t be running scheduled tours this weekend as there will be so much going on, but our guides will be in hand to answer any questions and chat about the history of the site.
Among our guests are Coventry Beekeepers Association who will be showing the crafts of skep-making and candle rolling as well as talking about care of the bees themselves.
The Weavers’ Workshop will be demonstrating using a lucet to make simple braids and also showing examples of inkle braids – narrow strips used for belts and straps. They have also made some braids for a children’s trail to spot around the house and garden, pick up a sheet from the activity centre to join in.
There will also be woodcarving, patchworking and spinning as well as heritage recipe cakes.
Update: the patchworkers will be demonstrating from 11.30-2pm approx.
Make a weekend of it – Electric Railway Museum are also open, there’s the Festival of Fun, and the Charterhouse has a garden party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th on the Sunday. Lots more going on in Coventry throughout June to look forward to including Coventry Pride, Hillfields Community Festival and this walking tour of public art – enjoy the city!