Chance to learn quirky new skills at the forthcoming Festival of Thrift

Chance to learn quirky new skills at the forthcoming Festival of Thrift

Blacksmithing, Swedish birch bark weaving and garland-making, and cooking with fire and smoke are amongst the wide and varied range of workshops taking place at this year’s Festival of Thrift.

Also on offer is the chance to have a go at ceramics, carve a spoon, try some outdoor wild baking and create a thermalite garden planter when the Festival takes place at Kirkleatham on 22 and 23 September.

Festival of Thrift Director, Stella Hall, said that the Festival prides itself on being a hands-on weekend packed with creativity where visitors have the chance to make, fix and learn together.

“Our workshops have always been incredibly popular and many sell out well ahead of the Festival weekend. Visitors love the fact that they can come along to the Festival of Thrift, get involved, learn a new skill and have a lot of fun doing it.

“We publish the schedule of workshops well ahead of the Festival so that people can plan their time as there is so much to see and do.  After their first visit many visitors leave determined to get organised for the next Festival so they don’t miss out.

“They needn’t worry though – there is always more to see and do than can be fitted into the weekend!”

For the first time this year details of all of the traders at the event are also being featured on the Festival’s website.

Stella added: “The chance to buy one-off items from local and national independent businesses that can’t be found on the high street is a key attraction for many visitors and they can now check who is attending ahead of their visit.”

The full list of the Festival of Thrift workshops is now online on the Festival’s website at https://www.festivalofthrift.co.uk/workshops/

The list of Thrift stalls can be found at https://www.festivalofthrift.co.uk/stalls/