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Alford Craft Market Spring Bank Holiday 2009: 'Re-cycling' Photographs by Bowhunter Websites

May 23, 24 and 25 ... in the Manor House Grounds

Spring Bank Holiday 2009: 'Re-cycling' in the Manor House GroundsSpring Bank Holiday 2009: 'Re-cycling' in the Manor House Grounds

The picturesque setting of the Alford Manor House gardens was again hosting the display by Lincolnshire artists and makers of traditional and contemporary crafts.

In a difficult period of economic change the theme of “re-cycling” was illustrated in a demonstration area showing how materials can be effectively re-used in an artistic way. Using scrap metals Chris Thompson displayed a variety of stoves and ovens designed and built to burn different fuels.

face paintingPete Skipworh painting a mug for Ron the Knome

The traditional craft of rag-rug making demonstrated by Angela King evoked many memories of earlier styles of home furnishings with her colourful and striking designs. Other demonstrations showed the skill of felt-making and also the use of waste materials to create books and pictorial art. Recent work of Michel Ducos exploring the technique of  “paper-clay” showed how clay can be mixed with paper materials to produce sculptural results with a strong textured surface.

Spring Bank Holiday 2009: 'Re-cycling' in the Manor House GroundsSpring Bank Holiday 2009: 'Re-cycling' in the Manor House Grounds

A variety of crafts and artistry were shown by numerous makers from the county. These included jewellery, ceramics, textiles, glass and wood. Using the theme of re-cycling each stallholder showed on their own display an article which incorporates waste materials; visitors to the event were encouraged to recognise which items these might be and to discuss with the stall-holders their techniques and ideas.

Spring Bank Holiday 2009: 'Re-cycling' in the Manor House GroundsSpring Bank Holiday 2009: 'Re-cycling' in the Manor House Grounds

Spring Bank Holiday 2009: 'Re-cycling' in the Manor House GroundsSpring Bank Holiday 2009: 'Re-cycling' in the Manor House Grounds

Spring Bank Holiday 2009: 'Re-cycling' in the Manor House GroundsSpring Bank Holiday 2009: 'Re-cycling' in the Manor House Grounds

Spring Bank Holiday 2009: 'Re-cycling' in the Manor House GroundsSpring Bank Holiday 2009: 'Re-cycling' in the Manor House Grounds

Spring Bank Holiday 2009: 'Re-cycling' in the Manor House GroundsSpring Bank Holiday 2009: 'Re-cycling' in the Manor House Grounds

Admission to the event was on a “give what you can afford” basis and has a reputation for it’s safe and friendly atmosphere suitable for the whole family.

The Alford Craft Market is a non-profit making organisation run by volunteers to promote traditional and contemporary crafts and arts.

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