As one who loves to use old trades as much as possible whether it be for interior projects or designing my hardware range, the Lost Trades Fair is always on my calendar. It's a fair that celebrates artisans and craftspeople who have mastered and share a love for traditional skills, with coopers, blacksmiths, cane weavers, spoonsmiths, chair makers, whip makers and fletchers making their goods and wares right in front of you.
Last year I became the proud owner of a Smithwick bucket made piece by piece before my eyes by George, a sixth generation cooper. I also brought home several monogrammed hand carved spoons by the talented spoonsmith Peter Trott. These are pieces that will last a lifetime plus some, hand-made and destined to age beautifully with continual use.
The next Lost Trades Fair is happening in Kyneton, 10th - 11th March 2018. For more information and to book tickets visit the Lost Trade Fair website. To get a taste of some of the extraordinary craftspeople you are likely to see at the fair (or if you are unable to attend) grab a copy of the Lost Trades magazine from our online shop.