Visitors had the chance to experience a range of historic crafts at Saffron Walden Museum's Heritage Craft Day.

Skilled specialists were on hand at the museum and castle grounds on Thursday, August 24, demonstrating and teaching short tasters of crafts including willow weaving, pargetting, spoon carving, spinning and loom weaving.

Saffron Walden Reporter: Visitors tried out loom weaving at the Heritage Crafts DayVisitors tried out loom weaving at the Heritage Crafts Day (Image: Saffron Walden Museum)

The Saffron Walden Community Shed brought along a traditional pole lathe to demonstrate, and gave families the chance to make their own bug hotels.


Uttlesford District Council's climate change team helped visitors make bird feeders from recycled materials, children had a go at a potter's wheel and the museum's Victorian printing press was put to work flower printing for the first time in over a decade.

Refreshments were served by the Truckiato coffee truck.

Saffron Walden Reporter: Visitors had a go at heritage craftsVisitors had a go at heritage crafts (Image: Saffron Walden Museum)