This weekend brought us back to Woodfest for some wholesome, family fun. The kids wanted to watch the stunt bikes, the pole climbing, hold an owl and make some string (not necessarily in that order) which was a happy co-incidence as I just wanted to get back to the Wydon Crafts stall we found last year. I carry my key fob (made by Jeff Wydon) daily and, every day I marvel at the little globe knot wishing I could make one. He is keen to ensure the hands-on crafts are passed on so this year, I asked him politely (persistently!) to show me how.
He's a very patient man. Very. And the result? Yes, it's not perfect but it's alright for a first attempt, right? Plus, I had to loosen it all so I could transfer it to a bigger ball (because I wanted to test a polystyrene theory) which made so much more work of it. Jeff was very kind and left me with extra cord to practice with. I really needed it!
Wydon Crafts may not be attending Woodiest again and if that's the case, you will be sorely missed by us 3 at least :)
Other great goings-on at Woodfest 2015:
These graphically decorated, wooden bowls caught my eye. So sorry I didn't manage to catch the maker's name (I totally blame the kids)!