"Last year nearly 4,000 revellers turned up and rustic attractions this time round will include horse loggers, bushcraft experts, coracle makers, willow weavers and rope turners!" People will be encouraged to try something new including wood turning
, which uses a hand operated lathe dating back hundreds of years to make household items.
In one of the events, he learned about wood turning
Displays of traditional crafts will include wood turning
and longbow making and there will be a display of birds of prey and owls.
There will be demonstrations of corn dolly making, wood turning
and basket weaving.
Stallholders include Mike Prankerd with his rustic furniture, Les Bryan, wood turning
techniques, and Peter Burt's ink drawings and water colours.
Color step-by-step photos throughout illustrate the techniques demonstrated while projects make it easy to learn wood turning
Throughout June, children will dress in full costume and try their hands at wood turning
, metal work and weaponry.
All forms of craft will be considered from wood turning
, pottery, needlework and chocolate making to canal art and candle making.
She is one of the few women to have achieved renown in the male- dominated field of wood turning
. Her ease with tools such as lathes, electric chain saws, and air-powered grinders goes back a long way.
The art of wood turning
consists mostly of two factors, craft and form.
Clockwise from top left: The work of Jessica Morgan of the UCE; Angela Jones of the University of Wolverhampton gets a closer look at her wood turning
; a painting in oil and gold left by Alison Higgs of the University of Wolverhampton; a photograph by Sally Tissington of the UCE; a painting by Gemma Bailey of the UCE showing the work in progress in the Bull Ring, Birmingham Pictures/JOHN JAMES
MP Paula, said: "I really enjoyed my visit to the Men's Shed, but I think my wood turning
needs a bit more work!" The launch generated much interest in the community, with many people popping in to have a look at the facilities on offer, with a significant number of those showing an interest in joining.