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gill_didsbury



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 44
Location: Adelaide. South Austrlia
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 11:15 am    Post subject: old crafts  Reply with quote    

Hi veryone, hope you are all well.
I am interested in old crafts especially from Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Could anyone tell me of any old crafts and how they were done?

Thanks in advance
Gill

Blacksmith



Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 5025
Location: Berkshire
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi Gill, My paternal family were from Lancashire, mostly iron moulders, or in the mills.
Are you from Didsbury ?
What sort of trades were you interesterd in ?
Dave

sally_in_wales
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 06 Mar 2005
Posts: 20809
Location: sunny wales
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How did that Pam Ayres poem go...
"I am a dry stone waller,
all day I dry stone wall,
of all the most appalling callings,
dry stone wallings worst of all"

Actually, I have nothing against dry stone walling, but somehow that just sprung to mind

gill_didsbury



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 44
Location: Adelaide. South Austrlia
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 05 9:18 am    Post subject: old crafts Reply with quote    

Hi,
I am in Australia, was born Lancashire.
I am interested in old crafts like making rag rugs, old patchwork and any other crafts from these counties.

Thanks
Gill

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 05 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you don't mind looking a little further afield, there is the Durham-style quilting. This has vertical strips of fabric, with the intricate quilt patterns also running vertically down the quilt, rather than meandering all over. Don't know if that makes any sense or of interest to you

Bugs



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 10743

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 05 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There was a thread on local crafts that mentioned Whitby jet, not quite what you're looking for but very interesting all the same:

http://forum.downsizer.net/about1229.html

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24551
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 05 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What about clog-making? I think there are still clog-makers in Yorkshire/Lancashire, there must be to keep all the clog-dancers up there shod! (This is not sarcasm, I'm an ex-clog-dancer myself and some of the best come from up there).

gill_didsbury



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 44
Location: Adelaide. South Austrlia
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 05 8:48 pm    Post subject: old crafts Reply with quote    

Hi Mochyn,
How would I find out about clog making? HHHHHMMMMMMM had not thought about that one :-}

Thanks
Gill

nora



Joined: 20 Mar 2005
Posts: 1539
Location: West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 05 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hello, they still make clogs at Walkleys Clogs in Mytholmroyd, near Hebden Bridge (West Yorkshire). You can go and see them do it!

gill_didsbury



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 44
Location: Adelaide. South Austrlia
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 05 12:12 am    Post subject: old crafts Reply with quote    

Hi All, hope everyone is well

I looked at Walkley clogs site, interesting. I wonder if these clogs could be made at home using pine or another softish wood, then coated with varnish (the wood that is) ??????
Anyone evr tried making them?

thanks
Gill

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24551
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 05 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't think they're varnished, Gill: mine have a wooden sole and a leather upper nailed to it. The sole is slightly 'sculpted' and they are really comfortable. No segs on the underside: they only makes the clogs more slippy to dance in, and rubber ones stop the noise which is half the point. I must have a look at that site...

gill_didsbury



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 44
Location: Adelaide. South Austrlia
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 8:51 am    Post subject: old carfts Reply with quote    

Hi Mochyn.

Do you know of anyone that makes clogs at home or anyone that has a pattern for making them?
On the WAlkley site they are rather expensive, the ones I liked were 36 pounds, do dear for me and I would have to have them sent here to Australia. So I would like to have a go at making them myself

Thanks
Gill

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24551
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sadly, Gill, I don't, but I'll put out some feelers for you!

nora



Joined: 20 Mar 2005
Posts: 1539
Location: West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sometimes a pair comes up for sale on e-bay.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24551
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gill: this site may show you why not many peopple make their own clogs! This chap is only about 40 miles form me, so I must go and have a look. Most beautiful clogs I've ever seen!

http://www.kc3.co.uk/chamber/jeremy-atkinson/

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